The Neo4j graph database is poised for use in AI applications, in which understanding data can stymie efforts.

Some in the database software industry are skeptical of the proposition that graph databases are vital to AI application development. After all, nearly everything seems to have an AI angle these days.

But, for the Neo4j graph database, AI has proved a fertile field. The company counts Caterpillar and eBay among users that have made it part of their AI applications.

Enter systems such as Neo4j Inc.’s graph database, structured to help uncover the relationships between data points.

The connection between AI and graph databases is genuine, according to Adrian Bowles, analyst at Storm Insights. When you look at the inner architecture AI, he said, you find a clear need to understand interrelationships in data.

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