Graphs are everywhere. That has been the motto of graph afficionados for years, and now it seems that the world is waking up to this.
How would you feel if you saw demand for your favorite topic, which also happens to be your line of business, grow 1000% in two-years time? Vindicated, overjoyed, and a bit overstretched in trying to keep up with demand, probably.
Although Emil Eifrem never used those exact words when we discussed the past, present and future of graphs, that’s a reasonable projection to make. Eifrem is the CEO and co-founder of Neo4j, a graph database company which lays claims to having popularized the term “graph database”, and to leading the graph database category.
Eifrem and Neo4j’s story and insights are interesting because through them we can trace what is shaping up as a foundational technology stack for the 2020s and beyond: graphs.