Value in Relationships – How Graphs make databases fun again

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Looking at the world around us – society, social, science, economy and tech we can’t see any isolated pieces of information. Instead everything is densely connected and a lot of the valuable information lives in the relationships between your entities.In the past and present databases always had a hard time to manage highly connected and semi-structured information in an efficient manner.

Graph Databases like Neo4j were written to overcome the join pain of relational databases and make creating and querying vast networks of information fun again.

In this presentation, Michael Hunger, lead developer advocate for Neo4j will introduce the simple concepts of the graph data model and show how to insert and query data with Neo4j.We’ll also look into some common use-cases and show how to use Neo4j’s APIs to develop applications with any stack. As Neo4j is written in Java and Scala, we’ll also take a peek under the hood and highlight some of the approaches we took when writing an full fledged, open-source, transactional database from scratch (starting back in 2001) and how they evolved to todays scalable solution.

Speaker: Michael Hunger

Michael Hunger has been passionate about software development for a very long time.

For the last few years he has been working with Neo Technology on the open source Neo4j graph database filling many roles. As caretaker of the Neo4j community and ecosystem he especially loves to work with graph-related projects, users and contributors.

As a developer Michael enjoys many aspects of programming languages, learning new things every day, participating in exciting and ambitious open source projects and contributing and writing software related books and articles.Michael is a longtime conference speaker and organizer, you can always find him

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mesirii

Blog http://jexp.de/blog

GitHub http://github.com/jexp

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