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Practical Neo4j by Gregory Jordan

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction to Graphs

What do Cisco, Walmart, and eBay have in common with many academic and research projects? They all depend on graph databases as a core part of their technology stack.

Why have such a wide range of industries and fields found a common relationship through graph databases? The short answer is that graphs can offer superior and consistent speed when analyzing deep, dense relationships and can do so with a flexible data structure.

As many developers can attest, one of the most tedious pieces of a web application or software project is managing the schema for its database. Although relational databases are often the ...

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