The market of graph databases, which structures data according to a network of relationships, is tiny. Strong growth might see it hit $2.4bn in 2023.
By comparison, Oracle’s annual revenue is $39.5bn, and open source relational databases have many more instances than its licensed products. But plucky graph technology can have a big impact when used to solve the right problem.
Business risk insight company Dun & Bradstreet has been working with graph database slinger Neo4J since 2017 and, having completed the latest upgrade over Christmas, says graph DBs have proved their worth in solving queries. Product manager Paul Westcott told The Register: “We were able to solve customer’s problem in seconds rather than days.”