If you haven’t yet heard of graph databases, get ready. They’re the next hot ticket in a world consumed by big data, analytics and the Internet of Things.
They do things other databases do not do well, like help us discover insights via relationships —between people, places or things.
They don’t as much crunch data as help the world make sense of data. “It’s an amazing concept,” said Philip Rathle, vice president of products at Neo Technology, the commercial company behind open source graph database, Neo4j.
And he doesn’t seem to be the only one who thinks so. The graph database has the highest rate of growth of any kind of database in the world.