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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…

Neo4j is for the Non-TechnicalNeo4j unifies organizations across departments and across teams, both technical and non-technical, enabling a greater level of understanding and clarity in communication than previously possible. A Neo4j graph model is whiteboard friendly and allows everyone from business to engineering groups to speak the same language of connections. Communicating in contextually relevant connections that bring together business concepts reduces the potential for misunderstandings that cause delays and rework later. Read more…

Research Organizations Using Neo4j on GraphGridMany enterprises today build their business around research that involves piecing together meaningful data from the public domain for their customers. When trying to connect data across a domain in a meaningful way building around a graph database is a great tool because it models very well exactly how the business analysts at these research organizations are piecing together the real-world data they are finding during their research. Read more…

Investigative Journalism with Neo4j on GraphGridAll data tells a story—a story to be investigated. The beautiful thing about data is its ability to avoid all subtext and ambiguity and go straight to the facts. Swimming through large amounts of it however, can easily become overwhelming and unproductive. In order to be able to critically instigate the data and its story, one must be able to model and query it.

Last year we created a property graph model for a data set released to the public through the CHHS Open Data Portal. What struck us about this data was its enormous potential to be controversial. Read more…