Graph data technology is fast becoming mainstream in enterprise IT. In its ‘Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2020’ report, Gartner states, “Finding relationships in combinations of diverse data, using graph techniques at scale, will form the foundation of modern data and analytics.” Gartner also surveyed companies about using AI and machine learning techniques, finding a remarkably high 92% said they plan to employ graph techniques within five years.
There has been an explosion in academic research in this space underpinning this trend. Over 28,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers about graph-powered data science have been published in the last decade. Graph data science is earmarked as a significant area of focus by the global research community.