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Cypher vs SQL: a declarative graph query language

Cypher is a graph query language used in Neo4j. Much like SQL, it's a declarative language used for querying databases.
In this talk, Andrés Taylor, a former SQL DBA, will compare and contrast the two. What does an join look like in Cypher? What about an left outer join? There are a lot of similarities between the two - Cypher is heavily influenced by SQL. We'll talk about what these common concepts are, and of course, we'll talk about the differences, what Cypher gives you that SQL leaves you wanting.

Hi, I'm Andrés Taylor, lead Cypheriologist at Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j. Making Cypher is my therapy after years and years of relational thinking and coding. I'm keen to show you how graph databases and Cypher can make your daily grunt a little bit easier.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting and inspiring. Very cool.
    We did end up changing quite a lot of code when I got back to the office the day after - replacing hackish code with beautiful cypher.

    October 9, 2012

  • Jonas L.

    How often is it that you get a free intro training to a new language, and from the guy that invented the language? Sooo cool. Thanks!

    October 2, 2012

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