Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Neo Technology was hand selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Neo Technology was named in the ‘Ones to Watch’ category, a list highlighting the 50 most visionary and market-aware startups to date. The company was selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list. The recognition of Neo Technology offers significant validation for the world’s leading graph database as it continues to pioneer a global ecosystem of partners and tens of thousands of successful deployments.

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 winners are rapidly pushing outside the bounds of existing markets and away from established legacy players. These companies represent leadership in the global innovation community and are developing vital, forward-thinking software and hardware solutions and technologies,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley.”

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition from AlwaysOn and would like to congratulate the other companies who join us on this year’s list,” said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology. “Neo has been pioneering graph databases since 2000 and has worked to build the largest ecosystem of partners along with thousands of deployments. We look forward to adding the AlwaysOn Global 250 ‘Ones to Watch’ category win to our successes as we embark on a series of thought leadership engagements over the next several months.”

Neo is continuing to lead the way as an innovative company with a Platinum sponsorship of NoSQL Now! Conference from August 21-23, 2012 in San Jose, CA. The event includes a keynote session by Emil Eifrem, as well as two additional talks. Details are available here: http://nosql2012.dataversity.net/

Neo is also presenting GraphConnect 2012, the first conference ever to focus on the rapidly growing world of graph databases and their applications making sense of connected data. The event, to be held November 5-6, 2012 in San Francisco, will bring together graph thought leaders from a variety of disciplines and organizations to share ideas, innovations, and to make connections.

Further information is available here: www.graphconnect.com As a friend of Neo, register for GraphConnect and get a 20% discount. Code: GCFON