NoSQL Series - Part 5: Graph databases (Neo4j case study)


Ever wondered
  • What is a graph database?
  • How is a graph database different from a key-value store, columnfamily store or a document db?
  • When do you want to use a graph database?
Come listen to Emil Eifrem, founder of the leading graph database Neo4j talk about this new type of database, and help you get started with the Neo4j open source graph database.



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  • john s.

    Extremely clear presentation, painted a clear overview before diving into details.

    March 3, 2011

  • Chris C.

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    February 28, 2011

  • Chris C.

    always the best conent, great format, and super smart people attending

    February 28, 2011

  • Kirill U.

    The approach suggested by Graph DBs to solve some particular problems looks very attractive. Emil did great job to present this approach as well as his product Neo4j in very entertaining manner.

    February 25, 2011


    Very informative and Emil Eifrem was very knowledgeable and accommodating about answering all questions.

    February 25, 2011

  • Ferhat H.

    Great view into NoSQL, i.e. Not Only SQL and Graph databases. The discussion of the use cases for Graph databases have been highly valuable to me. Use cases help us see the suitability of different architectural approaches to different class of problems.

    February 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent session! Very informative and hearing from Emil himself gave excellent insights into Graph Databases in general and neo4j in particular.

    February 25, 2011

  • Senhua H.

    It was my first meetup, and it was awesome!

    February 25, 2011

  • Sergey Z.

    Excellent presentation! Neo4j described clearly in details.

    February 25, 2011

  • Anil P.

    hi Sebastian/Emil, could you post the slides ?

    February 25, 2011

  • Ferhat H.

    great catch on the graph database benchmark by Greg. check it out too.

    February 24, 2011

  • Greg L.

    There is a set of graph benchmarks: the HPCS Scalable Synthetic Compact Applications. If Neo4j scales up to reading from disk, it should scale to reading from the network. See:

    February 24, 2011


    Very informative and Emil Eifrem was very knowledgeable and accommodating about answering all questions.

    February 24, 2011

  • Savio F.

    Great presentation. Very informative. Has made me dig further into graph databases and neo4j in particular...

    February 24, 2011

  • Amir Y.

    Great presentation. I'd like to see more Disk Based benchmarks. Also list of scenarios neo4j does fantastic or poorly.

    February 24, 2011

  • James W.

    Emil is awesome.

    February 24, 2011

  • Lap C.

    I am not going to make it tonight. I really wanna to attend. Do you think you guys will have recording / slide for the materials?

    1 · February 24, 2011

  • Soumen S.

    February 24, 2011

  • Sebastian

    We'll have the fancy flatbread pizzas tonight that everyone loved from last week's event. Save your appetites!

    I personally don't know much about graph databases, so tonight is going to be of great interest to me :-)

    1 · February 24, 2011

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