Zephyr Health Powers Big Data for Life Sciences With Neo Technology's Graph Database

Zephyr Health Powers Big Data for Life Sciences With Neo Technology's Graph 
Neo4j Transforms Zephyr Health Users Into Data Scientists 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 --  Neo Technology,
creators of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, today
announced that Zephyr Health, a fast-growing big data analytics
platform for companies in the life sciences industry, is using Neo4j
to power its high-speed, scalable platform that turns data into
actionable information. Neo4j enables Zephyr Health users to be
'their own data scientist' with the ability to discover new
connections between data from disparate sources with a graph database
that can rapidly adapt to a changing business. 
"There is a revolution happening in big data analytics, creating
demand for business users to be their own data scientist," said Brian
Roy, director of platform engineering and architecture at Zephyr
Health. "In development of the Zephyr analytics platform, we found
Neo4j to be the best open solution that met our needs, offering
flexibility, scalability and a viable community committed to creating
the building blocks that accelerate our business." 
Zephyr Health uses Neo4j to enable its cloud-based Zephyr analytics
platform, providing graph analytics across a diversity of data. The
Zephyr analytics platform allows pharmaceutical makers, medical
device manufacturers, and other health care customers, to discover
unique connections across their data that can advance their R&D,
clinical trials, and marketing. For instance, Zephyr's engine helps
pharmaceutical companies find the right doctors for a clinical trial
by linking private and public data -- such as specialty, geography,
and clinical trial history.  
Zephyr Health Builds a Powerful Cloud Analytics Platform Using Neo4j 
Zephyr Health's vision was to create a platform that would unify data
in a way that could provide customers with deep insights into the
dynamics of a given market. For this, Zephyr needed to combine a
wealth of data from both its customers and from public sources of
information. It then needed to build an application capable of
querying this complex melange of multi-sourced data. Two factors
caused Zephyr to look beyond traditional database technologies for
its solution. First was the real-time analytic component: making
sense of connections across these diverse sets of data in real time.
The second was the diverse and changing nature of their data, for
example with data from doctor's surveys, which caused new attributes
to come in regularly.  
Zephyr solved this problem by storing the connected data in a Neo4j
graph, and exposing it to business users via its own domain query
language. In a week or two of development the Zephyr team was up and
running with data on millions of physicians and hospitals. The
company is now seeing its customer base and data volumes grow
exponentially. The Zephyr analytics platform is running faster than
expected and meeting and exceeding market demands. 
"Graph databases are effective for every industry we know of -- from
telco and financial services, to logistics and hospitality, to online
dating and health care. The success that Zephyr Health has seen with
Neo4j underscores the transformative business power that results when
graphs are made available to everyone," said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo
To download a case study highlighting Zephyr Health's use of Neo4j,
please visit: http://neotechnology.com/cs_zephyr 
Useful Links 

--  Neo Technology
--  Neo4j 2.0
--  Neo4j Community site
--  Twitter
--  GraphConnect
--  Graph Databases book

About Neo Technology
 Graphs are everywhere. From websites adding
social capabilities to telcos 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 graph to
numerous organizations worldwide, including 25 Global 2000 customers,
such as Cisco, Accenture, Deutsche Telekom, and Telenor. Serving
customers in production for over a decade, Neo4j is the world's
leading graph database with the largest ecosystem of partners and
tens of thousands of successful deployments. 
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 Sweden, UK, Germany,
and Malaysia. For more information, please visit
Tanya Carlsson
Kulesa Faul for Neo Technology 
(707) 529-6139
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