By Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer | January 13, 2018
Welcome to this week in Neo4j where we round up what’s been happening in the world of graph databases in the last 7 days.
This week we’ve got the finalised FOSDEM Graph Processing Room schedule, an updated Azure template, knowledge graphs, and more!
Featured Community Member: Chris Leishman
Chris Leishman – This Week’s Featured Community Member
Chris has also presented at many meetups and led Neo4j training courses in the US, across Europe, and in Australia.
On behalf of the Neo4j community, thanks for all your work Chris!
From GraphConnect: Knowledge Graphs – The Path to Enterprise
At GraphConnect NYC 2017 Michael Moore and AI Omar Azha shared their experience building knowledge graphs.
They explain why graphs are a terrific accelerator for mobilising data and show how to design an architecture that puts a graph layer over a data warehouse or data lake.
FOSDEM Graph Processing Room Schedule
FOSDEM is run over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th February 2018 at the ULB Solbosch Campus in Brussels, Belgium. The Graph Processing Room is on the Saturday. I attended in 2015 and it was great fun seeing all the different things people were doing with graphs. I’d recommend going along if you can.
Neo4j on Azure template updated
We’ve released a new version of the Azure template to support the latest version of Neo4j Enterprise.
This update also address problems users have experienced with the template due to a change in the portal UI. You can find the updated template in the Azure marketplace
Neo4j on Windows, xhprof analysis, What is a graph database?
- Chris Skardon shows off some of his favourite tips and tricks when installing install Neo4j on Windows from the Zip file distribution.
- The video from Lju Lazarevic’s What is a graph database? talk at the Connected Data London conference is now available. If you’re looking for a quick and easy to understand presentation to share with your colleagues this is a good one to share.
- Rohit Khatana has written an article showing how to integrate Neo4j with Java using Neo4j OGM.
- Florian Klein created xhprof-analyze, a suite of tools to store, analyze and compare output of Tideways XHProf Extension – a hierarchical Profiler for PHP.
- If you’re working on the bleeding edge we released Neo4j 3.4.0-alpha05 earlier this week. This release has bug fixes for handling concurrent constraint creation and returning array properties from Cypher.
From The Knowledge Base
This week from the Neo4j Knowledge Base we have an article showing how to write a Cypher query to generate equivalent output to the Neo4j browser :sysinfo command.
What’s happening next week in the world of graph databases?
January 17th 2017
January 17th 2017
Tweet of the Week
My favourite tweet this week was by Garrigos Adrian:
#Neo4j#Cypher for Apache #Spark— garrigos adrian (@4dri4nG4rrigos) January 10, 2018
"Cypher queries in CAPS can access multiple graphs, dynamically construct new graphs, and return such graphs as part of the query result."https://t.co/pGnUIu7X7I pic.twitter.com/7aYuMPZ2V7
Don’t forget to RT if you liked it too.
That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!
About the Author
Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer
Mark Needham is a graph advocate and developer relations engineer at Neo4j.
As a developer relations engineer, Mark helps users embrace graph data and Neo4j, building sophisticated solutions to challenging data problems. Mark previously worked in engineering on the clustering team, helping to build the Causal Clustering feature released in Neo4j 3.1. Mark writes about his experiences of being a graphista on a popular blog at markhneedham.com. He tweets at @markhneedham.
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