Graph Databases for Beginners: Other Graph Technologies

Back in the day (when Prussia was still a thing), Königsberg must have been a really boring place. That’s because the definition of fun in Königsberg was to walk around the city’s seven bridges and find a path that only… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: A (Brief) Tour of Aggregate Stores

In 1841, William Buckland was one of the first paleontologists to observe what today we call the Cambrian explosion. At the time, he naturally knew that it would become a favorite metaphor used the world over to describe whenever we… Read more →

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Graph Databases for Beginners: ACID vs. BASE Explained

When it comes to NoSQL databases, data consistency models can sometimes be strikingly different than those used by relational databases (as well as quite different from other NoSQL stores). The two most common consistency models are known by the acronyms… Read more →

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If You Build It They Will Come: Starting a GraphDB Meetup Where There Is None

About seven years ago, I came across Neo4j while trying to find a way to visually represent stored information and make connections like the human brain does. At the time, I only really needed to build an awesome recommendation engine… Read more →

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Interchangeable Parts: 5-Minute Interview with Preston Hendrickson, Principal Systems Analyst at CALIBRE

“It’s easy to teach people to use Neo4j. It’s hands-on training, not death by PowerPoint,” said Preston Hendrickson, Principal Systems Analyst at CALIBRE. CALIBRE works with large government customers, including the U.S. Army, where maintenance, operation and support costs of… 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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Chip Design on Graphs: 5-Minute Interview with Chuck Calio, Offering Manager, IBM PowerAI

We use Neo4j to design our next-generation Power chips, said Chuck Calio, Offering Manager IBM PowerAI at IBM. The future of graph technology is in AI, but it’s not the only use case. From designing hardware (naturally a graph) to… Read more →

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Enterprise AI for IT Ops: 5-Minute Interview with Clayton Ching, Global Head of Customer Success at Digitate

“I believe everyone in the IT ops space is going to have to implement graph data a lot sooner than they think,” said Clayton Ching, Global Head of Customer Success at Digitate. IT operations is complex, with thousands of systems… Read more →

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Powering Recommendations with a Graph Database: Connect Buyer and Product Data

Effective recommendations increase revenue and drive up average order value. But delivering highly relevant, real-time recommendations requires as much context as possible. Connecting the user to the perfect recommendation is an art. In this three-part series, we explore using recommendations… Read more →

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Financial Risk Reporting: Building a Risk Metadata Foundation

Regulations, such as BCBS 239, are driving banks to reexamine the way they manage financial risk management data. Building a connected data foundation supports a world of innovative uses of your enterprise data – including 360-degree visibility of your customers,… Read more →

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Don’t Choose One Database… Choose Them All!

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Dave da Silva at GraphConnect Europe in May 2017. Presentation Summary Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, believes that using multiple databases improves your ability to unlock the business… 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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Graph Databases for Beginners: Why Graph Technology Is the Future

The world of graph technology has changed (and is still changing), so we’re rebooting our “Graph Databases for Beginners” series to reflect what’s new in the world of graph tech – while also helping newcomers catch up to speed with… Read more →

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Connecting the Tech Stack: 5-Minute Interview with Tim Ward, CEO at CluedIn

“Connected data is always more interesting than disconnected data, especially when you’re wanting to do something like we do,” said Tim Ward, CEO at CluedIn. For Tim, it’s all about flexibility, scalability and resilience. As the CEO (and an engineer)… Read more →

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GDPR Compliance: Why Graph Technology Is the Fastest (and Most Future-Proof) Solution

According to Eurostat, 81% of Europeans feel they don’t wholly control their online data and 69% worry that firms might use their data for purposes other than those advertised. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that individuals… Read more →

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Getting Started with Data Analysis using Neo4j [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.] Why Are We Doing This? Data analysis is the phenomenon of dissecting, structuring and understanding data.… Read more →

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Accelerating Neo4j with CAPI SNAP from IBM Power Systems

The longtime promise of dramatically accelerated computing has arrived on IBM Power Systems servers and the great news is that Neo4j benefits tremendously! I’m sure many people have heard of using GPUs as selected application accelerators. The “what’s new” is… Read more →

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The Emergence of the Enterprise DataFabric

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Mark Kvamme and Clark Richey at GraphConnect San Francisco in October 2016. Presentation Summary Enterprises are faced with a variety of challenges when it comes to managing data, largely due to the disparate… Read more →

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Graph-Specialized ETL: Taking Citizens into the Graph and Keeping It up to Date

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by İrfan Nuri Karaca at GraphConnect Europe in April 2016. Here’s a quick review of what he covered: The exponentially growing pool of data worldwide How graphs solved Kale Yazılım’s data challenges Trends in… 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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The 5-Minute Interview: Megan Kvamme, CEO at FactGem

For this week’s 5-Minute Interview, I spoke with Megan Kvamme, CEO at FactGem. Megan and I caught up at GraphConnect San Francisco last October. Here’s what we discussed: How does FactGem use Neo4j? Megan Kvamme: We built FactGem on top… Read more →

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Why We Just Raised a $36M Series D – and What’s Next for the Graph Space

I’m incredibly excited to announce that the Neo4j team has just raised $36 million in a series D funding round. I am glad to welcome Greenbridge Investment Partners to the graph of Neo4j investors, and I’d like to thank all… Read more →

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NoSQL Polyglot Persistence: Tools and Integrations with Neo4j

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by William Lyon at GraphConnect Europe in April 2016. Here’s a quick review of what he covered: Why polyglot persistence? How to keep data consistent across platforms The new, powerful integration tools introduced by… Read more →

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From the Neo4j Community: September 2016

The Neo4j community has been busy this autumn, and September (as the month before GraphConnect) was exceptional. Read on to see this past month’s top content, including great articles on polyglot persistence with MongoDB, RDF-to-graph transitions and using Neo4j with… Read more →

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The 5-Minute Interview: Luanne Misquitta, Senior Consultant at GraphAware

For this week’s 5-Minute Interview, I interviewed Luanne Misquitta, Senior Consultant at GraphAware. Luanne and I caught up at GraphConnect Europe last April. Here’s what we talked about: Can you tell us a little bit about Spring Data Neo4j? Luanne… Read more →

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