Connecting Data: multi-domain graphs

September 9, 2015

In a post where I talked about modelling data in graphs, I stated that graphs can be used to model different domains, and discover connections. In this post, we'll do an exercise in using multi-domain graphs to find relationships across them. An institution can have data from multiple sources, in different formats, with different structure and information. Some of that data, though, can be related. For example, we can have public data on civil marriages, employment records, and land/property ownership titles. ... Read more

12 Steps for a Performant Graph, with Neo4j

July 16, 2015

In recent posts, I wrote about data stores, specifically, about choosing the right one for the right problem domain. I also wrote about modelling data in graphs, with Neo4j. I the last post, on modelling graphs, I promised to discuss how we can get good performance in Neo4j. I will be addressing that in this post, by presenting 12 steps you can follow to attain high performance when using Neo4j, especially in a large data volume setting. ... Read more

Modelling Graphs, with Neo4j

June 8, 2015

On an early post, I described a non-exhaustive taxonomy of data store types, as well as the types of problem domains each one was best suited for. On this post, I will address some approaches to modelling data in graph data stores, particularly with Neo4j. Graph data stores have been increasingly adopted over the past couple of years in several business domains, ranging from logistics to bio-informatics. Their power lies in their ability to model complex networks and tree structures, with data points ranging from hundreds to millions of nodes and edges. ... Read more