A Journey to the Graph Side: How (& Why) the Former CTO of MariaDB Joined Neo4j [Interview]

If you don’t know anything about MariaDB – and you’re reading a database blog remember – then you’re the exception. In 2018, MariaDB was the second-fastest-growing relational database (behind Postgres) and is a leading example of commercially supported open source… Read more →

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Social Power, Operational Ease: 5-Minute Interview with David Fox, Software Engineer at Adobe

“We were able to go from 48 Cassandra instances to three Neo4j instances. Going into the project, we weren’t sure whether that was going to be possible,” said David Fox, Software Engineer at Adobe. Adobe runs Behance, a social network… Read more →

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It’s High Time Neo4j Had a CFO – Here’s Who We Chose [Interview]

Just yesterday, I got to announce the addition of Denise Persson – CMO at Snowflake – to the Neo4j Board of Directors. Today, I get to announce another incredibly important executive appointment: Mike Asher has joined Neo4j as our inaugural… Read more →

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Please Welcome Denise Persson – CMO at Snowflake – to the Neo4j Board [Interview]

It is my pleasure to introduce the newest member of the Neo4j Board of Directors: Denise Persson. Denise is the Chief Marketing Officer at Snowflake Computing, one of the hottest companies in the data space – and like Neo4j, also… Read more →

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Flexible Data Pipelines: 5-Minute Interview with Pat Patterson, Technical Director, StreamSets

“With Neo4j, we can run analyses across relationships. These analyses are not feasible or even possible when the data is spread out among different systems,” said Pat Patterson, Technical Director, StreamSets. In this week’s five-minute interview, we discuss how StreamSets… Read more →

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New Features, Now: 5-Minute Interview with Mark Hashimoto, Senior Director of Engineering, Digital Home at Comcast

“One of the most surprising things I’ve seen with Neo4j is the speed at which we’re able to innovate and deliver features to our customers,” said Mark Hashimoto, Senior Director of Engineering, Digital Home at Comcast. In this week’s five-minute… Read more →

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How to Know What You Know:
5-Minute Interview with Dr. Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist at GraphAware

“I want to know what I know. That describes what knowledge graphs do for companies,” said Dr. Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist at GraphAware. In this week’s five-minute interview, we discuss how GraphAware uses natural language processing to help companies gain… Read more →

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Interchangeable Parts: 5-Minute Interview with Preston Hendrickson, Principal Systems Analyst at CALIBRE

“It’s easy to teach people to use Neo4j. It’s hands-on training, not death by PowerPoint,” said Preston Hendrickson, Principal Systems Analyst at CALIBRE. CALIBRE works with large government customers, including the U.S. Army, where maintenance, operation and support costs of… Read more →

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Enterprise AI for IT Ops: 5-Minute Interview with Clayton Ching, Global Head of Customer Success at Digitate

“I believe everyone in the IT ops space is going to have to implement graph data a lot sooner than they think,” said Clayton Ching, Global Head of Customer Success at Digitate. IT operations is complex, with thousands of systems… Read more →

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Graphs Are Game-Changing for Cybersecurity: 5-Minute Interview with Eric Spiegelberg, Senior Consultant at GraphAware

“Cyber threat intelligence is high volume, unstructured and highly related. That last attribute makes it great for graphs,” said Eric Spiegelberg, Senior Consultant at GraphAware. In this week’s five-minute interview (conducted at GraphConnect New York), we discuss GraphAware’s work on… Read more →

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Casinos on Graphs: 5-Minute Interview with
Joe Stefaniak, CEO of IntelligentTag

“Especially when it comes to the financial sector or gaming, people need answers in real time,” said Joe Stefaniak, CEO of IntelligentTag. From slots and games to guest services to financial systems, casinos are chock full of data sources. Whether… Read more →

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Metadata for Real People: 5-Minute Interview with Pieter Visser, Solutions Architect at the University of Washington

With metadata, everything’s connected. That’s what makes it interesting, said Pieter Visser, Solutions Architect at the University of Washington (at the time of the interview). At the University of Washington, the IT team serving the business tried more than one… Read more →

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How Hackers Attack: 5-Minute Interview with Andy Robbins, Adversary Resilience Lead at SpecterOps

Basically, we get paid to break into organizations, steal their data, and give them a report on how we did it, said Andy Robbins, Pen Tester and Red Team Lead at SpecterOps. Andy is one of the founders of BloodHound,… Read more →

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Machine Learning on Graphs: 5-Minute Interview with Ajinkya Kale, Senior Applied Researcher at eBay

“Most people are not yet looking at graph databases from a machine-learning point of view. All the inherent knowledge we as humans use to make decisions can be encoded in a graph structure,” said Ajinkya Kale, Senior Applied Researcher at… Read more →

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Connecting the Tech Stack: 5-Minute Interview with Tim Ward, CEO at CluedIn

“Connected data is always more interesting than disconnected data, especially when you’re wanting to do something like we do,” said Tim Ward, CEO at CluedIn. For Tim, it’s all about flexibility, scalability and resilience. As the CEO (and an engineer)… Read more →

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Visualizing Healthy Lifestyles: 5-Minute Interview with Alicia Powers, SVP at NYCEDC

“The future of graph technology is already here. It’s everywhere, because we can model anything in a way that’s more close to how it is in real life,” said Alicia Powers, Senior Vice President at New York City Economic Development… Read more →

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Matt Casters – the Mind Behind Kettle – Has Joined the Neo4j Team

Speaking on behalf of the Neo4j team, I am excited to announce that Matt Casters has joined Neo4j, Inc. Matt has a sterling reputation in the open source community for his work in leading the Kettle project. Matt and I… Read more →

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DevOps on Graphs:
The 5-Minute Interview with Ashley Sun, Software Engineer at LendingClub

“Basically, anything you can think of in your infrastructure, whether it’s GitHub, Jenkins, AWS, load balancers, Cisco UCS, vCenter – it’s all in our graph database,” said Ashley Sun, Software Engineer at LendingClub. DevOps at LendingClub is no easy feat:… Read more →

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A Path to the Graph: Data Integration That Begins without Writing Any Code

Most people understand the problem in any large organization today is that the data is in silos. Data is disconnected, and as a result, a report from any one source is incomplete and not necessarily actionable to the extent it… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Anirban Chatterjee & Keshav Ranganathan, IBM

“As the relationship really started to take shape, we realized what the two technologies could solve much more effectively when they worked together,” said Keshav Ranganathan, Senior Offering Manager at IBM Power Systems. The Neo4j partnership with IBM Power Systems… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Benjamin Nussbaum, Co-Founder of GraphGrid

“When we first started exploring Neo4j’s native graph database, we saw benefits in how the data was stored because it paralleled real-world connected data,” said Benjamin Nussbaum, Co-Founder at GraphGrid. He and his team realized that the future of data… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Aaron Wallace, Product Manager at Pitney Bowes

“We knew we couldn’t come to market with the same old solution and be competitive – so we decided to explore a differentiated solution,” said Aaron Wallace, Product Manager at Pitney Bowes. As a software company prepared to enter the… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: David Brian Ward, CEO & Founder, Telegraph Hill Software

“As with any kind of software, the best for the job is one whose function matches your data structures,” said David Brian Ward, CEO and Founder of Telegraph Hill Software. David and his team were searching for a tool that… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Stephan Reiling, Senior Scientist at Novartis

“Cypher, for us, is really the killer feature of Neo4j,” said Stephan Reiling, Senior Scientist at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research. The Novartis team recently embarked on a project to bring together huge volumes of disparate biological data, which they… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Scott Grimes, Senior Director of Revenue Management at Marriott International

“With Neo4j, we’ve been able to take our average processing time from over four minutes to about 13 seconds,” said Scott Grimes, Senior Director of Revenue Management at Marriott International. When Marriott customers search for hotel rooms for certain dates… Read more →

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