Bespoke Software Development - Neo4j Graph Database
The StyleTech bespoke software development team have been developing Neo4j graph databases since 2015. Neo4j is a graph database management system developed by Neo Technology Inc. Neo4j is an ACID-compliant transactional database with a graph storage and processing engine. Neo4j is believed to be the most popular graph database in use today.
Neo4j has been developed in Java but is accessible from any other programming language via the use of open standards (e.g. web services). A Neo4j graph database is built using the concept of nodes and relationships. Labels and attributes can then be added to these nodes or relationships to help with searching. Neo4j has its own powerful graph database querying language called Cypher, which is now transforming into an open-source specification called openCypher.
Neo4j graph databases handle data with many (and different) relationships much better than a traditional relational database management systems (RDMS). Graph databases work in the same way that people map data in everyday life (e.g. mind maps). This really helps people describe their data and the relationships within that data when building new applications.
The following types of applications are ideal for using a Neo4j connected graph database:
- Organization and product line hierarchies.
- Interconnected physical and virtual IT networks.
- Real-time purchasing recommendations.
- Fraud detection in analysing trends.
- Social network.
- Identity and access management.
Companies such as Facebook and LinkedIn are built upon graph database technology as they need to maintain and understand the many relationships they have within the data.
StyleTech make it a key priority to ensure the bespoke software development team is kept up to date with all Neo4j enhancements that each new release brings.