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The Challenge of Connected Data w. Jim Webber

In this talk (by Jim Webber, Neo Technology Chief Scientist), we'll cover the key ideas of NOSQL databases, including motivating similarities and more importantly their different strengths and weaknesses. In more depth, we'll focus on the characteristics of graph stores for connected data and the kinds of problems for which they are best suited. To reinforce how useful graph stores are, we provide a rapid, code-focussed example using Neo4j covering the APIs for manipulating and traversing graphs. We'll then use this knowledge to explore the Doctor Who universe, using graph databases to infer useful knowledge from connected, semi-structured data. We conclude with a discussion of when different kinds of NOSQL stores are most appropriate.


We'll start with a brief introduction to Neo4j and Graph Databases, to make this event appropriate for beginner and intermediate graphistas. Experienced developers are welcome to join us for side conversations about future directions and harder problem solving.


Get your feet wet, beer and pizza is guaranteed!

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  • Bosse A.

    Inspiring presentation about the value of connecting data and how Neo4j supports it. Learned a lot about Neo4j.

    September 19, 2012

  • Håkan H.

    Really inspiring and entertaining

    September 18, 2012

  • Marcus L.

    Funny. Interesting.

    September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seems the whole Neo4j Malmö team is coming over, so if you have deep technical Neo4j topics, this is the time to grab the guys over a beer!

    September 6, 2012

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