Imperative vs. Declarative Query Languages: What’s the Difference?

The evolution of programming languages has grown in parallel with the evolution of computing itself, with new languages being created with each new advance and paradigm shift. After all, if language shapes how we view reality, then changes in computing… Read more →

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It’s Time for a Single Property Graph Query Language [Vote Now]

The time has come to create a single, unified property graph query language. Different languages for different products help no one. We’ve heard from the graph community that a common query language would be powerful: more developers with transferable expertise;… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Irina Balaur, Researcher at EISBM

For this week’s 5-Minute Interview, I chatted with Irina Balaur, Postdoctoral Researcher at the European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine in Lyon, France. I caught up with Irina at GraphConnect Europe last April. Here’s what we talked about: Talk… Read more →

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Cypher: How to Rewrite a UNION Query Using a COLLECT Clause

Cypher is a declarative query language created for querying Neo4j‘s graph data. In Cypher, as in SQL, queries are built up using various clauses. One such clause is the UNION clause that we will discuss in this post. The UNION… Read more →

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RDBMS & Graphs: SQL vs. Cypher Query Languages

When it comes to a database query language, linguistic efficiency matters. Querying relational databases is easy with SQL. As a declarative query language, SQL allows both for easy ad hoc querying in a database tool as well as specifying use-case… Read more →

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