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Learning Neo4j 3.x - Second Edition by Rik Van Bruggen, Jérôme Baton

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Graph databases

Last but not least, and of course the subject of most of this book, are the graph-oriented databases. They are often also categorized in the NoSQL category, but as you will see later, they are inherently very different. This is not the case in the least,  because the task-orientation that graph databases are aiming to resolve has everything to do with graphs and graph theory. A graph database such as Neo4j aims to provide its users with a better way to manage the complexity of the dense network of the data structure at hand.

Implementations of this model are not limited to Neo4j, of course. Other closed and open source solutions such as AllegroGraph, Dex, FlockDB, InfiniteGraph, OrientDB, and Sones are examples of implementations ...

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