Acquia & friends: open source and the COVID-19 pandemic

Neo4J’s Jim Webber noted that his firm has been involved with various COVID-19 related projects. One is a crowdsourced knowledge graph that aims to pull a whole bunch of disparate data together and bring them together. He also noted a healthcare provider in New York that has worked with graph technologies to identify where there are low-income areas (that are also high-need communities)… and be able to coalesce all that information to be able to bring doctors and nurses to where they need to be at the right time in order to help people. It’s all about creating a means of accessing and, crucially, understanding multi-dimensional data… clearly something that graph databases are particularly well suited to.

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