Graphs may be more commonly associated with social networking or “graph search” style recommendations. Learn about two deployments of graphs in IT applications.

EMA Neo4j White PaperA graph database is an excellent format for capturing and modeling the interdependencies that can help to diagnose failures. If I were to explain any IT project and design in more depth, I’d draw a graph—that’s how people understand IT infrastructure.

Discovering, capturing and making sense of complex interdependencies is central to running IT organizations more effectively, and it is also a critical part of running the businesses IT serves. Whether it’s optimizing a network, or an application infrastructure, managing change, or providing more effective security-related access—more often than not these problems involve a complex set of physical and human interdependencies that can be quite challenging to manage.


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