By Aileen Agricola | March 25, 2012
With representatives in all five continents, the Viadeo Group offers network development solutions and business opportunities at both a local and global level to over 35 million professionals.Industry: Professional Network Use Case: Social Graph
Success with Neo4jViadeo, integrated Neo4j as their backend database, to store all of their users and relationships. When their network expanded to a level that their traditional MySQL database couldn’t handle, Viadeo experienced performance and storage issues that would not perform at the rate the company was growing. It was at this time that Christophe Thibault, CTO, decided to implement Neo4j to store Viadeo’s data. Thibault chose Neo4j for its performance, ease of use, and its ability to quickly integrate with other applications. Thibault and his development team found, through the POC (proof-of-concept), Neo4j was easy to learn when other NOSQL databases were more complex, and difficult to integrate. With Neo4j, it took about five minutes time to get started. Integrating Neo4j, Viadeo has highly accelerated their system in two ways. Neo4j increased Viadeo’s performance by requiring less storage space and less time to restructure the graph.
|Graph Storage||300 GB||3 GB|
|Time to Recreate Graph||48 Hours||44 min|
“Our quick growth forced us to always be up-to-date with brand new technologies. We evaluated all of the NoSQL databases, and chose Neo4j as our graph database for its performance and the simplicity of the solution.”