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

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Built for graphs from the ground up

Like many open source projects and open source NoSQL database management systems, Neo4j came into existence for very specific reasons. Scratching the itch, as this is sometimes called. Grassroots developers who want to solve a problem and are struggling to do so with traditional technology stacks decide to take a radical, new-found approach. That's what the Neo4j founders did early in the 21st century--they built something to solve a problem for a particular media company in order to better manage media assets.

In the early days, Neo4j was not a full-on graph database management system; it was more like a graph library that people could use in their code to deal with connected data structures in an easier ...

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