Why I’m Excited About Using Neo4j for a CMDB Backend
By Willie Wheeler
Zkybase is my first open source configuration management database (CMDB) effort, but it’s not the first time I’ve built a CMDB. At work a bunch of us built–and continue to build–a proprietary, internal system CMDB called deathBURRITO as part of our deployment automation effort. We built deathBURRITO using Java, Spring, Hibernate and MySQL…
far I’m finding it a lot easier to work with the graph database than with a relational database, and I’m finding Spring Data Neo4j to be a big help in terms of repository building and defining app-level schemas. The code is a lot smaller than it was when I did this with a relational database.