Presentation: Applications of Graph Databases and the Semantic Web

Join us at 7PM on Wednesday, September 12th when one of our members, Bryan Thompson, will discuss his work in the fields of big data, graph databases, and semantic web technologies. Bryan is a Chief Scientist at Systap software ( and will be a presenter at the national NoSQL conference in San Jose, CA in August. His presentation for the group will include:

* A review of trends in graph, big data, and semantic web technologies.

* Some practical insights for implementing these technologies.

* A discussion of the bigdata platform, an open-source horizontally scaled semantic web/graph database.

* Followed by a Q&A.

Light refreshments will be provided. The meeting will conclude by 8PM.For those interested, we can go grab some food at one of the restaurants nearby on Main Street after the meeting.

Abstract: Big data, SSD, graphs, GPUs,  bio-informatics and more. A review of the trends driving the intersection of graph, big data, and semantic web technologies.  How to recognize when to apply each technology.  Discussion of the bigdata platform, an open source, horizontally scaled semantic web / graph database as well as several domains where the bigdata platform is being used today.



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  • bryan t.

    I would like to thank everyone for showing up last night and for a great discussion. I have posted a copy of the slides [1] with notes that expand on the content of the slides. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to follow up either here, through any of the links below [2,3,4,5], or by email.

    bryan AT systap DOT com

    [1]­ (presentation)
    [2]­ (blog)
    [3]­ (project)
    [4]­ (WAR)
    [5]­ (wiki)

    September 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member


    I live in Bangalore, India and would love to attend this. Any chance I can attend it online? Let me know if you want me to look for an online meetup place. Thanks :)

    September 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Bryan, I was thinking more around having live on-line participants from across the world.
      But, it would be a great help if someone records and posts this as well.


      September 11, 2012

    • Eric M.

      Hey Kshitiz -- I might do a Hangout On Air of this event, so it is broadcasted in real time as well as recorded. I'll let you know!

      September 12, 2012

  • Patrick C.

    can someone record and post this?

    August 28, 2012

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