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Big Things 2020 – A Humane Guide to Graph Database Internals

Databases are everywhere, but did you ever wonder what goes on inside the box? In this talk, we’ll dive into the internals of Neo4j – a popular graph database – and see how its designers deal with common functional and non-functional requirements. In particular, we’ll see how data is stored safely and queried performantly by understanding the way Neo4j makes use of the network and file system. So if you’re a curious person looking for a humane and light-hearted introduction to database internals and distributed systems, this talk is for you!