Graph Database Applications and Concepts with Neo4j


Graph databases (GDB) are now a viable alternative to Relational Database Systems (RDBMS). Chemistry, biology, semantic web, social networking and recommendation engines are all examples of applications that can be represented in a much more natural form. Comparisons will be drawn between relational database systems (Oracle, MySQL) and graph databases (Neo4J) focusing on aspects such as data structures, data model features and query facilities. Additionally, several of the inherent and contemporary limitations of current offerings comparing and contrasting graph vs. relational database implementations will be explored.