By Aileen Agricola | June 5, 2013
Come to GraphConnect Next Week to Meet the Authors and Learn Everything You Need to Know About Graph DatabasesNeo Technology, creators of Neo4j,the world’s leading graph database, will launch “Graph Databases,” the authoritative book on graph databases, next week at GraphConnect Boston and GraphConnect Chicago. Published by O’Reilly Media, the book gives unprecedented access to the power and flexibility of the graph and provides best practices for implementing graph database technology. Authors will present at both conferences, which take place on June 10-11 in Cambridge, MA and June 12-13 in Chicago. All conference attendees will receive a complementary print edition of the book. “In today’s data-intensive world, your data could grow to a few million records quickly especially in use cases such as social applications, recommendation engines, fraud detection, resource authorization, network & data center management and more. The book, Graph Databases can help you master, manage and query your highly connected and dynamic data,” said Mike Hendrickson, VP Content Strategy at O’Reilly Media, Inc. Graph databases are particularly well suited to address one of the great contemporary business trends: leveraging complex and dynamic relationships to generate insight and competitive advantage. Whether we want to understand relationships between customers, elements in a telephone or data center network, entertainment, or genes and proteins, the ability to understand and analyze vast graphs of highly connected data will be a key factor in determining which companies outperform in the coming decade. “Graph databases are already proven to solve some of the most relevant data management challenges of today. As information processing continues to evolve, the next frontier arguably lies in the ability to capture, analyze, and understand relationships between data. This book was written with the goal of providing everyone with the basic understanding of graph databases,” said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology. The book will leave readers with a practical understanding of graph databases and will show how data is “shaped” by the graph model, and how it is queried, reasoned about, understood and acted upon. The book discusses the kinds of problems that are well aligned with graph databases, with examples drawn from practical, real-world use cases. The book also describes the surrounding ecosystem of complementary technologies, highlighting what differentiates graph databases from other database technologies, both relational and NOSQL. To access the O’Reilly podcast interview with Emil Eifrem, co-author of the Graph Databases book, please visit http://youtu.be/Dr0KfJXqMbs. Register today to attend GraphConnect Boston and use promo code NEO4GC to receive a 25 percent discount on registration. For more information, please visit www.graphconnect.com About the Authors Ian Robinson is the Director of Customer Success for Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j, the world’s leading open source graph database. He is a co-author of “REST in Practice” (O’Reilly) and a contributor to the forthcoming books “REST: From Research to Practice” (Springer) and “Service Design Patterns” (Addison-Wesley). He presents at conferences worldwide on the big Web graph of REST, and the awesome capabilities of Neo4j. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist at Neo Technology working on next-generation solutions for massively scaling graph databases. Prior to joining Neo Technology, Jim was Professional Services Director with Thoughtworks where he worked on large-scale computing systems in finance and telecoms. Jim has a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the Newcastle University, UK. Emil Eifrem is the founder of the Neo4j open source graph database project, which is the most widely deployed graph database in the world. As a life-long compulsive programmer who started his first free software project in 1994, Emil has with horror witnessed his recent degradation into a VC-backed powerpoint engineer. As the CEO of Neo4j’s commercial sponsor Neo Technology Emil is now mainly focused on spreading the word about the powers of graphs and preaching the demise of tabular solutions everywhere. Emil presents regularly at conferences such as JAOO, JavaOne, QCon, and OSCON.