Past Meetup

MEMPass / Power BI Meetup: Intro to Graph Databases

This Meetup is past

24 people went

Every 2nd Thursday of the month until May 8, 2019

FedEx Institute of Technology(FIT)

365 Innovation Dr · Memphis, TN

How to find us

Please join us in Room 225. Also note the parking garage is now $9. Street parking is free. Food (provided by SolidQ, ) and networking at 5:30

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Introduction to Graph Databases


Recent years have seen an uptick in the adoption of alternative data storage methods. While the traditional RDBMS is still the de-facto Swiss Army knife for backing applications, technologies such as NoSQL and time series databases are increasingly used due to their performance and usability characteristics in certain use cases.

One of the latest entrants on the scene is the graph database. In this session we’ll discuss what they are and how they are used. The introduction of graph database support in MSSQL 2017 provides us with a convenient mechanism for presenting our existing data through a graph.

· What is a Graph Database?
· Basic Graph Theory
· Relational vs Graph data models
· Graph Databases in MSSQL
· Use cases


Pete Brown is a Memphis based infrastructure technologist. He supported various functional areas for over 15 years before learning the dark arts of object oriented programming. When he’s not working on a software project he can be found cycling, playing a VR game or shuttling his 5 kids to their respective activities.