Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today launches a new global partner program aimed at system integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of all sizes.
The program is designed to boost awareness of graph databases, while building a solid community of expert partners able to meet burgeoning business demands for graph databases. Forrester Research predicts a quarter of enterprises worldwide will be using graph databases in some capacity by 2017(1).
Neo’s partner program will target resellers, ISVs and OEMs across all industry sectors and provide enhanced support, training and education on the roles graph databases can play in solving a range of business challenges including: fraud detection, recommendations, graph-based search, master data management, networking and IT management and identity and access management.
The program offers the following new partner levels:
Neo4j Solution Partner – This level is aimed at partners looking to resell Neo4j licenses and provide higher-level customer support. To qualify, partners complete a new certification process that tests their graph database technical skills, knowledge and expertise to become a fully certified partner.
Neo4j OEM Partner – Targeted at start-up to enterprise-size OEMs with extensive experience in graph technology. They are interested in delivering the value and support of a completely integrated Neo4j solution. OEM solutions can be white labelled or branded as Neo4j.
Solution Partners and OEM Partners will have access to extensive resources on the partner portal, along with discount training, event and wider marketing support to enhance brand awareness and expertise in this area, so they can increase revenues from this technology.
In addition, there is a free, entry level tier, Neo4j Membership for prospective resellers to learn more about, and trial, Neo4j.
Erik Nolten, Director Alliances & Channel at Neo Technology commented: “We already have a network of 160 partners, but there’s definitely a growing appetite from businesses to learn more about graphs. In response, we are launching a more scalable program that provides specialist guidance and support, so our partners can really champion this technology. This involves educating partners on the types of business issues that graphs can help overcome. Ultimately, we want to accelerate the graph database market worldwide — having a wider network of partners will enable this.”
Michal Bachman, Managing Director at GraphAware in the UK said: “We firmly believe that Neo4j is the best graph database on the market today. As a partner for almost two years, we’ve helped a number of clients around the world succeed with Neo4j, while receiving unbeatable partner support from Neo Technology.”
To become a partner, businesses can complete a form on the website. Through the new program, businesses can become a partner within days of application. For more information, please visit: http://neo4j.com/partners/
(1) TechRadar™: Enterprise DBMS, Q1 2014. Forrester Research. February 13, 2014.
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