Neo Technology and O'Reilly Media Unveil 'Graph Databases' Book

Neo Technology and O'Reilly Media Unveil 'Graph Databases' Book 
Everything You Need to Know About Graph Databases; Early Access Now
Available Online 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 --   Neo Technology,
creators of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, today
announced the release of "Graph Databases," the authoritative book on
graph databases. Written by Ian Robinson, Jim Webber and Emil Eifrem,
the book is a practical guide to graph database technology with rich
detail drawn from real-world experience of implementing the
technology. An early access edition is now available for free
download at  
"This book was written with the goal of providing everyone with the
basic understanding of graph databases," said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo
Technology. "The book gives unprecedented access to the power and
flexibility of the graph and provides best practices for implementing
graph database technology. Enjoy 'Graph Databases' and welcome to the
wonderful world of graph databases!"  
Graph databases are particularly well suited to address one of the
great contemporary business trends: leveraging complex and dynamic
relationships to generate insight and competitive advantage. Whether
we want to understand relationships between customers, elements in a
telephone or data center network, entertainment, or genes and
proteins, the ability to understand and analyze vast graphs of highly
connected data will be a key factor in determining which companies
outperform in the coming decade. 
According to Mitch Pronschinske of DZone, "The reason why graph
databases are so successful and growing in popularity right now is
because many businesses are evolving beyond atomic intelligence, and
making huge competitive gains by leveraging connected intelligence.
Graph databases are the best way to do this."(1) 
Graph databases are already proven to solve some of the most relevant
data management challenges of today, including important problems in
the areas of social networking, master data management, geospatial,
recommendations engines, and more. As information processing
continues to evolve, the next frontier arguably lies in the ability
to capture, analyze, and understand relationships. 
The book will leave readers with a practical understanding of graph
databases and will show how data is "shaped" by the graph model, and
how it is queried, reasoned about, understood and acted upon. The
book discusses the kinds of problems that are well aligned with graph
databases, with examples drawn from practical, real-world use cases.
The book also describes the surrounding ecosystem of complementary
technologies, highlighting what differentiates graph databases from
other database technologies, both relational and NOSQL. 
Book Authors to Speak at QCon London
 Authors Ian Robinson and Jim
Webber will speak at this year's QCon London show, held from March 4
- 8, offering a full day Neo4j tutorial on March 4th. A moderated
NoSQL panel will be hosted by Robinson on Wednesday, March 6th at
10:20 a.m. GMT. Additionally, Webber will deliver a presentation
titled "A little graph theory for the busy developer" on Friday,
March 8th at 1:20 p.m. GMT. Neo Technology is a Silver sponsor of the
event. For more information and to register, please visit:  
About the authors
 Ian Robinson is the Director of Customer Success
for Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j, the world's leading
open source graph database. He is a co-author of 'REST in Practice'
(O'Reilly) and a contributor to the forthcoming books 'REST: From
Research to Practice' (Springer) and 'Service Design Patterns'
(Addison-Wesley). He presents at conferences worldwide on the big Web
graph of REST, and the awesome capabilities of Neo4j. 
Jim Webber is Chief Scientist at Neo Technology working on
next-generation solutions for massively scaling graph databases.
Prior to joining Neo Technology, Jim was Professional Services
Director with Thoughtworks where he worked on large-scale computing
systems in finance and telecoms. Jim has a Ph.D. in Computing Science
from the Newcastle University, UK. 
Emil Eifrem is the founder of the Neo4j open source graph database
project, which is the most widely deployed graph database in the
world. As a life-long compulsive programmer who started his first
free software project in 1994, Emil has with horror witnessed his
recent degradation into a VC-backed powerpoint engineer. As the CEO
of Neo4j's commercial sponsor Neo Technology Emil is now mainly
focused on spreading the word about the powers of graphs and
preaching the demise of tabular solutions everywhere. Emil presents
regularly at conferences such as JAOO, JavaOne, QCon, and OSCON. 
Useful Links 

--  Neo Technology
--  Download 'Graph Databases' Book
--  Neo4j Community site
--  Company press page
--  Twitter
--  Graph Database News

About Neo Technology
 Graphs are everywhere. From websites adding
social capabilities to Telco's providing personalized customer
services to innovative bioinformatics research, organizations are
adopting graph databases as the best way to model and query connected
data. Neo Technology researchers have pioneered graph databases since
2000 and have been instrumental in bringing the power of the social
graph to customers such as Adobe, Cisco, and Deutsche Telekom. Now in
production for nine years, Neo4j is the world's leading graph
database with the largest ecosystem of partners and tens of thousands
of successful deployments worldwide. 
Neo Technology is a privately held company funded by Fidelity Growth
Partners Europe, Sunstone Capital and Conor Venture Partners, and is
headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices in Germany, UK, France,
Belgium, Sweden, and Malaysia. For more information, please visit 
(1) DZone, October 22, 2012, "Why It's Important That We're Seeing
the First Graph DB Conference Ever" 
Press Contact:
Tanya Espe
Kulesa Faul for Neo Technology
(650) 340-1912 
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