The Future Is Graph Databases

A Conversation with the Founder of Neo4J, Emil Eifrem

Emil Eifrem @emileifrem is the Founder of Neo4j and CEO of Neo Technology. He is also one of the authors of Graph Databases. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Emil and we talked about the current and future opportunities for graph databases.

Key highlights include:

  • Emil explains graph databases [Discussed at 0:29]
  • Facebook Graph Search is a well-known example of a graph database [Discussed at 3:28]
  • But really, graph databases can be used more much more than social search [Discussed at 4:50]
  • Neo4j, the original graph database [Discussed at 5:25]
  • Graph databases ‘shape’ data [Discussed at 6:20]

You can view the full interview here:

This post was originally published on O’Reilly’s Programming blog.

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NoSQL conference coming to Boston

NoSQL conference coming to Boston

On March 11 Boston will join several other cities who have host conferences on the movement broadly known as NoSQL. Cassandra, CouchDB, HBase, HypergraphDB, Hypertable, Memcached, MongoDB, Neo4j, Riak, SimpleDB, Voldemort, and probably other projects as well will be represented at the one-day affair. The interviews I had with various projects leaders for this article turned up a recurring usage pattern for NoSQL. What connects the users is that they carry out web-related data crunching, searching, and other Web 2.0 related work. I think these companies use NoSQL tools because they’re the companies who understand leading-edge technologies and are willing to take risks in those areas. As the field gets better known, usage will spread.

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