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Catching up with Neo4j

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Oct 21, 2014

Neo4j, the open source graph database project has doubled its contributor community in the past six months, which has enabled significant improvements in the product. InfoQ caught up with Emil Efrem after his keynote titled "Graph All the Things" to understand the current and planned features for the open source version of Neo4j.

Batch Updates Solve Long-standing Issue with Core Data

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 06, 2014

Core Data batch updates, introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, aim at fixing a long-standing limitation of the Core Data stack, as developers had been asking for many years. Let's review the problem that batch updates solve, how they work, and an alternative to them involving a rethinking of data normalization strategy.

Cayley: A Graph Engine Inspired by Google’s Knowledge Graph

by Abel Avram on  Jun 26, 2014

Barak Michener, a Software Engineer working for the Google Knowledge Team, has open sourced a personal project called Cayley, a graph database inspired by Freebase and the Google Knowledge Graph, the later powering Google’s search engine. Freebase is a collection of free structured data, currently at ~2.7B facts and counting, and an API for querying this data.

Graph Processing Using Big Data Technologies

by Charles Menguy on  Mar 17, 2014 2

Processing extremely large graphs has been and remains a challenge, but recent advances in Big Data technologies have made this task more practical. Tapad, a startup based in NYC focused on cross-device content delivery, has made graph processing the heart of their business model using Big Data to scale to terabytes of data.

Spark Officially Graduates From Apache Incubator

by Alex Giamas on  Feb 28, 2014

Recently, Spark graduated from the Apache incubator. Spark claims up to 100x speed improvements over Apache Hadoop over in-memory datasets and gracefully falling back to 10x speed improvement for on-disk performance. Based on Scala, it can run SQL queries and be used directly in R. It provides Machine Learning, Graph database capabilities and other further discussed in the article.

Neo4j 2.0 Comes with a New Browser and a Schema

by Abel Avram on  Dec 12, 2013

Neo Technology has announced the general availability of Neo4j 2.0, coming with a new graph browser, node labels, an optional schema and an improved Cypher.

Current Trends in NoSQL - Q&A with Peter Bell

by Brian Rinaldi on  Nov 05, 2013

Peter Bell shares insights on the latest trends in NoSQL, a rapidly evolving category of database storage that covers a wide variety of solutions.

Community-Driven Research: NoSQL Database Adoption Trends

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 23, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 15th question about: "NoSQL Database Adoption Trends". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

The Latest Developments in Neo4j

by Abel Avram on  May 31, 2013

Neo4j has announced Neo4j 1.9 GA and Neo4j 2.0 M03. A new project called Neo4j Mobile for Android intends to bring a graph database to smartphones and tablets.

Trends in the latest Technology Radar

by Aslan Brooke on  Jan 18, 2013 8

ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.

With Johnson Leaving VMware, What are the Priorities for the Spring Framework?

by Charles Humble on  Jul 10, 2012 3

Rod Johnson, the original creator of the Spring Framework, has announced that he will be leaving SpringSource and VMware to "pursue other interests". We spoke to him to find out more about his plans, and co-founder of the Spring Framework Project, Juergen Hoeller, to discuss VMware's priorities for Spring going forward.

PostgreSQL and Neo4J Are Making Their Way into the Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Feb 01, 2012 4

PostgreSQL and Neo4J, a relational and a graph database respectively, are among the latest data stores taking the route to the cloud.

MongoGraph Brings Semantic Web Features to MongoDB Developers

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 03, 2011 1

MongoGraph from AllegroGraph brings semantic web features to MongoDB developers. They implemented a MongoDB interface to AllegroGraph database to give Javascript programmers both joins and the semantic web capabilities. InfoQ spoke with AllegoGraph CEO Jans Aasman about this new approach and how it helps the NoSQL developers.

Graph Database Neo4j Updates Licensing and Enhances Usability

by Jai Hirsch on  Apr 28, 2011 7

Neo Technology has released version 1.3 GA (General Availability) of Neo4j. This release updates Neo4j's licensing and adds a number of features. The Community edition is now licensed under GPLv3, the same license as MySQL.

Trinity: Microsoft Research’s Hypergraph Database

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 10, 2011

MS Research has begun working on its own graph database, Trinity. Graph databases store data in terms of nodes and edges instead of rows and columns, making them quite effective for loosely and arbitrarily connected data. Hypergraphs extend this by allowing one edge to connect multiple nodes. Potentially uses for this included social networks, movie recommendations, and related product searches.

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