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Prescriptive Recommendation Engines using GraphGridThe most common recommendation engines we interact with daily involve social media (the people we may know), retail (the products we may like), and entertainment (the music, clips and/or movies presented next in our streams).

Yet these are just the tip of the recommendation iceberg. When we look deeper into the inner workings of the largest organizations, enterprises and agencies in the world with critical business and mission decisions to make – based on a constant flow of ever changing, highly inter-connected data – we find much more complex and significant types of recommendations coming into play through prescriptive recommendation engines. Read more…

June 20, 2016

Neo4j Developer Productivity with GraphGridDeveloper productivity is critical for any organization building software. There are many factors to consider ranging from effective communication with the business on requirements to ease of working with the chosen technologies. When the chosen technology is new to the enterprise, understanding the ability to transition smoothly and build a quality solutions with the chosen technology are essential to confidently move forward. Read more…

June 17, 2016

NBA Game Interactions with Neo4j on GraphGridThe NBA has enjoyed explosive growth in recent years; so much so that its TV deal, currently fetching $930 million annually from ESPN and Turner, will raise that number to $2.6 billion beginning next season, a 180 percent increase. In addition to its globalization, nutritional advancement, and technological progress, the quality of play itself has been consistently climbing season after season. Much of this trend can be attributed to team staffs making better decisions about personnel, playing time, play style, matchups, lineups, and the like. And as much as Barkley and other old-school players would like to minimize its impact, it is undeniable that the best teams who make the best decisions have a common underlying focus: data. Read more…

GamificationUser attention spans online are quite short today with all the options vying for their eyeballs. Gasification is an approach that surfaced as being an effective way to engage with users in a more engaging and interesting manner. Gamification in a non-generic, personal manner with the right incentives for each individual requires a very complete and connected understanding of that user. Read more…

User Personalization in Real-Time with Neo4j on GraphGridUser personalization is intended to tailor each individual’s experience to them and really provide a more human element to the interaction. Providing this aspect of feeling known and understood rather than just being a generic set of eyes can go a long way towards more fulfilling and continued engagement with your users. Read more…