#GraphCast: Emil Eifrem on the Exponential View podcast with Azeem Azhar

Welcome to this week’s #GraphCast – our series featuring what you might have missed in Neo4j media from the past fortnight. Last week, our Managing Editor, Jocelyn Hoppa, highlighted the similarities between the choose-your-own-adventure movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and running… Read more →

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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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Mastering Highly Distributed Architecture

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Thomas Lawrence at GraphConnect New York in October 2017. Presentation Summary Amadeus is one of the largest software companies in the world. The following post explores how the company built their YAC visualizer,… Read more →

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The Top 10 Neo4j Podcasts of 2018

Since March 2015, Neo4j VP Rik Van Bruggen has been hosting the Graphistania podcast, covering the wonderful world of graph database technology and interviewing some of the most interesting graph thinkers and developers from across the globe. If you’re new… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: Native vs. Non-Native Graph Technology

It’s a common figure of speech: “Jack of all trades, master of none.” The heart behind the phrase is that if you’re trying to be good at everything, you normally end up being sort of mediocre at a large number… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: A (Brief) Tour of Aggregate Stores

In 1841, William Buckland was one of the first paleontologists to observe what today we call the Cambrian explosion. At the time, he naturally knew that it would become a favorite metaphor used the world over to describe whenever we… 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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Journey Planning… And Why I Love Cypher

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Adam Cowley at GraphConnect Europe in May 2017. Presentation Summary Adam Cowley wanted to create a door-to-door journey-planning tool with Cypher that would allow him to accurately map a trip via train, bus,… Read more →

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We Just Closed the Largest Single Investment in the Graph Space. Now What?

I’m thrilled to announce that Neo4j has just closed $80 million in a series E funding round. We are happy to welcome One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital to the graph of Neo4j funders. I’d also like to… 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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Graph Databases for Beginners: Why We Need NoSQL Databases

NoSQL databases are one of those things in life that are unhelpfully defined only by what they are not rather than by what they are, i.e., an anti-definition. NoSQL is a cheeky acronym for Not Only SQL – or more… 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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Microservice and Module Management with Neo4j

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by John Lavin at GraphConnect New York in October 2017. Presentation Summary Refactoring monolithic applications into microservices requires putting thought into managing code and its dependencies. At Vanguard Group, some of the existing Java… Read more →

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Effective Internal Risk Models for FRTB Compliance: Modern Graph Technology Is the Answer

Relational database technology can’t handle what is coming in banking and risk modeling. By the 2020s, Accenture predicts current banking business models will be swept away by a tide of ever-evolving technology and other rapidly occurring changes. The right foundation… Read more →

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Graphs4Good: Connected Data for a Better World

You’re reading this because of a napkin. It was the year 2000, and I was on a flight to Mumbai. Peter, Johan and I had been building an enterprise content management system (ECM) but kept running up against the challenge… Read more →

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11 Must-See Speakers at GraphConnect 2018 in New York City

There are a lot of great reasons to attend GraphConnect 2018, but one of the best reasons is that every year we feature a fresh, new lineup of the world’s best graph experts sharing their experiences on how graph database… Read more →

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The eBay App for Google Assistant: Graph-Powered Conversational Commerce

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Ajinkya Kale and Anuj Vatsa at GraphConnect New York in October 2017. Presentation Summary The eBay App for Google Assistant is a chatbot powered by knowledge graphs that supports conversational commerce. In creating… Read more →

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Imperative vs. Declarative Query Languages: What’s the Difference?

The evolution of programming languages has grown in parallel with the evolution of computing itself, with new languages being created with each new advance and paradigm shift. After all, if language shapes how we view reality, then changes in computing… Read more →

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Powering Recommendations with a Graph Database: Connect Buyer and Product Data

Effective recommendations increase revenue and drive up average order value. But delivering highly relevant, real-time recommendations requires as much context as possible. Connecting the user to the perfect recommendation is an art. In this three-part series, we explore using recommendations… Read more →

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Which GraphConnect Training Should You Take? [Quiz]

It’s that time of year again. In less than five weeks, Emil will be getting on stage at GraphConnect 2018 in the heart to Times Square, NYC and announcing the new release of….wow, I think we’re getting a little ahead… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: Why a Database Query Language Matters (More Than You Think)

Languages (the natural, human kind) shape how you view the world. From color to time to gender relations, there’s no escaping how language limits (or expands) your worldview. Words are the categories and labels that we use to process and… Read more →

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Financial Risk Reporting: Building a Risk Metadata Foundation

Regulations, such as BCBS 239, are driving banks to reexamine the way they manage financial risk management data. Building a connected data foundation supports a world of innovative uses of your enterprise data – including 360-degree visibility of your customers,… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: Data Modeling Pitfalls to Avoid

With the advent of graph database technology, data modeling has become accessible to masses. Mapping business needs into a well-defined structure for data storage and organization has made a sortie du temple (of sorts) from the realm of the well-educated… 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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Why 20 Women Gathering in the Swedish Mountains Might Just Change the World

As a Swedish Generation Xer, I was brought up in the spirit that men and women were created equal, and that gender differences were a social construct that was out of fashion. In Senior High, my technology teacher warned us… Read more →

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