In this article from the Internet of Business, which is informing IoT and the Connected World, Neo4j CEO Emil Eifrem discusses how smart homes won’t work without smart data. An excerpt:
While it’s true that simple smart home IoT problems could be handled by a relational database, they’re not an especially satisfactory fit, as they represent data as tables, not networks, and queries strain a data structure not designed to map connections. That’s why increasingly observers think that level of device IoT functionality can only be implemented in a new form of database as an integral part of each prospective smart home network. Graph databases could be the ideal option here, as they process complex, multidimensional networks of connections at speed.
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