How to Know What You Know:
5-Minute Interview with Dr. Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist at GraphAware

“I want to know what I know. That describes what knowledge graphs do for companies,” said Dr. Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist at GraphAware. In this week’s five-minute interview, we discuss how GraphAware uses natural language processing to help companies gain… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: Why We Need NoSQL Databases

NoSQL databases are one of those things in life that are unhelpfully defined only by what they are not rather than by what they are, i.e., an anti-definition. NoSQL is a cheeky acronym for Not Only SQL – or more… Read more →

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Visualizing Enterprise Architecture: 5-Minute Interview with Jessica Dembe & Patrick Elder, Blackstone Technology Group

“Native visualization was something that stood out to us, and we had struggled trying to do the same thing with other tools,” said Patrick Elder, Product Architect at Blackstone Technology Group. Enterprise architecture connects numerous IT assets using information from… Read more →

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Mapping a Connected World: The Value of Geospatial Graph Visualization

One of the world’s first maps featured the night sky. Surprisingly, it also featured connected data. Over 1,000 years ago, Chinese astronomers used manuscript to plot 1,300 stars, recognizing the importance of making connections between clusters to identify constellations. Their… Read more →

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Financial Risk Reporting: Graph Technology Is a Game Changer

How do you prevent another global financial crisis like the one in 2008? The answer lies in better visibility into the deep connections in risk data. Armed with an understanding of risk data lineage, financial houses could have limited their… Read more →

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Democratizing Data Discovery at Airbnb

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by John Bodley and Chris Williams at GraphConnect Europe in May 2017. Presentation Summary Airbnb, the online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging, generates many data points, which… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: Data Modeling Pitfalls to Avoid

With the advent of graph database technology, data modeling has become accessible to masses. Mapping business needs into a well-defined structure for data storage and organization has made a sortie du temple (of sorts) from the realm of the well-educated… Read more →

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Telia Zone: Scaling Neo4j to Millions of Homes with Kubernetes

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Rickard Damm and Lars Ericsson at GraphConnect Europe in May 2017. Presentation Summary Telia Zone is the Telia company’s router, which is used in approximately 1.5 homes in Sweden. Telia uses Neo4j with… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: The Basics of Data Modeling

For six-ish months of my life, I was a database developer. Starting out, the first thing I learned was data modeling. Our team was using a relational database (RDBMS), specifically MySQL (we later switched to Postgres). Like a lot of… Read more →

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The Next Generation of Service Assurance: Differentiating Your Solution

Successful companies are embracing next-generation service assurance that leverages a comprehensive, real-time view of services and infrastructure with an eye on end-user experiences, new service creation and predictive modeling. But to compete in today’s market, communication service providers need a… Read more →

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Metadata for Real People: 5-Minute Interview with Pieter Visser, Solutions Architect at the University of Washington

With metadata, everything’s connected. That’s what makes it interesting, said Pieter Visser, Solutions Architect at the University of Washington (at the time of the interview). At the University of Washington, the IT team serving the business tried more than one… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: Why Connected Data Matters

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Sound familiar? Depressingly, we all know it’s true: The boss’s son has a better shot at that corner office than you do. That’s because in business – and in life –… Read more →

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The ROI on Connected Data:
Extract More Value from Existing Data Using Graphs [+ Telia Case Study]

From LinkedIn to Facebook to Google, top companies are driving their businesses using graphs. And use cases span industries as well. What those new to graph technology may not understand is that creating a graph does not require starting from… Read more →

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The ROI on Connected Data:
The Overlooked Value of Context for Business Insights [+ Airbnb Case Study]

Your data is inherently valuable, but until you connect it, that value is largely hidden. Those data relationships give your applications an integrated view that powers real-time, higher-order insights traditional technology cannot deliver. In this series, we’ll examine how investments… Read more →

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Graph Technology Is in the POLE Position to Help Law Enforcement [Video]

A great graph database use case that is starting to emerge is the use of graph technology as a way to better support the police and other law enforcement officials, which also has applications for other security and investigative use… Read more →

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Analyzing Twitter Hashtag Impact using Neo4j, Python & JavaScript

This is the first demo I developed with Neo4j. The objective of the demo is to open the discussion about graph databases, Neo4j, big data, analytics and IBM Power Systems with our global customers. I decided to use Twitter as… Read more →

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A Note on Native Graph Databases

It’s fun to watch the graph database category evolve. From being a seemingly niche category a decade ago (despite the valiant efforts of the Semantic Web community) to a modest – but important – pillar of the data world as… Read more →

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Enabling the Cisco Decoder Ring with Neo4j

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Andrew Chappell at GraphConnect San Francisco in October 2016. Here’s a quick review of what he covered: What is a decoder ring, and why do you need one? The power of hierarchy management… Read more →

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Mativy Task Delegation System using Neo4j

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Miha Žagar at GraphConnect Europe in April 2016. Here’s a quick review of what he covered: Using ants to develop an efficient task delegation model What the delegation system looks like under the… Read more →

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Using Neo4j for Call Detail Records (CDR) Analytics [Community Post]

[As community content, this post reflects the views and opinions of the particular author and does not necessarily reflect the official stance of Neo4j.] Introduction Analysis of call detail records (CDR) provides greater insights into the telecommunications activity like inbound… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Clark Richey, CTO & Co-Founder of FactGem

“The thing we love most about Neo4j is that it’s truly the only native property graph on the market that does what it says it’s supposed to do,” said Clark Richey, CTO and Co-Founder of FactGem. There are a number… Read more →

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Pushing the Evolution of Software Analytics with Graph Technology

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Dirk Mahler at GraphConnect Europe in April 2016. Topics:
-The challenges of traditional software analytics tools
-An introduction to jQAssistant, powered by Neo4j
-The benefits of modeling software as a graph

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The 5-Minute Interview: Andrés Natanael Soria, Senior Software Architect at Cablevisión

“Due to native graph storage, the Neo4j queries run really quickly, which is amazing,” said Andrés Natanael Soria, Senior Software Engineer at Cablevisión Fibertel. The company uses a broadband network to provide cable television and internet services to customers throughout… Read more →

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Just for Flask & React.js Developers: A New Neo4j Movies Template

Introduction Let’s jump right into it. You’re a Python developer interested in Neo4j and want to build a web app, microservice or mobile app. You’ve already read up on Neo4j, played around with some datasets, and know enough Cypher to… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Wouter Crooy, Technical Lead at albumprinter(Albelli)

“Neo4j stood out of the NoSQL movement as having all the advantages of traditional relational databases,” said Wouter Crooy, Technical Lead at albumprinter. While relational databases work well for some use cases, albumprinter relies on a polyglot persistence architecture to… Read more →

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