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

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Simple aggregate-oriented queries

We mentioned that graphs and graph database management systems are great for complex queries--things that would make your relational system choke. As a consequence, simple queries, where write patterns and read patterns align to the aggregates that we are trying to store, are typically served quite inefficiently in a graph and would be more efficiently handled by an aggregate-oriented Key-value or Document store. If complexity is low, the advantage of using a graph database system will be lower too.

Hopefully, this gives you a better view of the things that graph databases are good at and not so good at.

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