By Aileen Agricola | January 11, 2013
Neo4j Selected by InfoWorld Test Center as One of the Most Innovative Technologies of the Year
Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that it is a winner of the prestigious IDG’s InfoWorld 2013 Technology of the Year Award. The award recognizes the best and most innovative products in the hardware and software categories that matter to businesses and IT professionals.
“When your data is structured but the relationships among the data are as important as the data itself, you may be better served by a graph database,” said Andrew Oliver, contributor to InfoWorld. “Neo4j makes connections between data elements intrinsic to each element. For many types of systems, such as recommendation engines, social, scientific, and ‘friend of a friend’ calculations, Neo4j is the right fit. If you’re self-joining tables and walking down row by row, this is probably the answer you’ve been looking for.”
“The Technology of the Year Awards are not merely the best ‘products’ in their class,” said Douglas Dinely, Executive Editor/Test Center, InfoWorld. “These are the tools at the leading edge of technology innovation — the ones that are shaping the way we work and do business.”
Neo4j was hand selected from hundreds of products reviewed, tested, worked with, explored, and relied upon by the InfoWorld Test Center over the course of the past year. Winners represent not only the best, but also the most innovative, timely and fun products that judges don’t want to imagine living without.
“The world’s most innovative companies — Google, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe and American Express among them — have turned to graph technologies to tackle the complexity at the heart of their data,” said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology. “It is awesome to be publicly recognized as an innovator and leader in this market. With our market validation, proven technology leadership, and the thousands of developers all over the world using Neo4j, 2013 will be the year of the graph.“