Jayaram Krishnaswamy talks about what Neo4j is, how it works, and how to get started with it


It is billed as the ‘World’s Leading Graph Database’.
It is a different kind of database if you are thinking about relational databases like SQL Server, Oracle etc. Graph database is all about nodes(vertex) and relationships(edges)between nodes. Both nodes and relationships have properties. On the surface it does not seem to have the rigidity of relational databases in terms of integrity relationships, but I have only skimmed the surface. If relational databases are synonymous with set theory, the Graph databases seems to lean on graph theory. These considerations apart it appears to be well suited for social networking and non-structured data. Well it may not be a good fit for relational data. Who knows the ‘relational people’ may add other hooks to do the same.

Get yourself acquainted with this powerful database technology here:
http://www.neo4j.org/learnfrom

Download and try. The file size is small (x64 bit version is 65.4 MB) and easy to install. It does not work on IE right now, but only on Mozilla, Chrome and some others. Looks like they are going to include IE as well in the future. The server comes up on my IE 10; can see the documentation but cannot work with objects.


This one on Mozilla.

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