Graphs Are Eating Telco: World's Leading Telcos Turn to Neo4j as Graph
Databases Become an Essential Tool for Telecommunications
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 --
-- Industry leaders 3, CenturyLink, and StarHub join the largest
Telecommunications Service & Equipment Providers, including
Telenor, HP, and Cisco, to advance their businesses using the Neo4j
-- Register for an April 17th webinar on the '5 Graphs of
Telecommunications' to learn how Telcos are using graph databases to
derive competitive advantage
Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database,
today announced a wave of growing adoption among leading
telecommunications companies worldwide. Adding to a roster of
customers including Telenor, HP, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Maaii,
Neo now also counts 3, CenturyLink, and StarHub as Neo4j customers.
Forrester Research estimates that over 25 percent of enterprises will
use graph databases by
2017(1), and Telcos are no exception.
Telecommunications is all about connections, making graph databases a
natural fit. From the network graph (for optimizing and securing the
network) to the customer graph (for new social and collaboration
features), to the call graph (for churn reduction and network
optimization), to corporate hierarchy (for improved business
services), to product line management and master data management,
graph databases enable businesses to become more agile and bring new
capabilities to market faster by helping businesses leverage their
Graph databases have become an important part of Telecommunications
companies' strategies for handling the spectacular growth the
industry is experiencing. According to Cisco, 2013 saw the addition
of more than half a billion new connected mobile devices, and an 81
percent global increase in mobile data traffic(2). And Gartner
predicts that there will be nearly 26 billion devices comprising the
Internet of Things by 2020(3). Says Prem Malhotra, Director
Enterprise Architecture for Cisco(4), in explaining why Cisco adopted
Neo4j: "Relational databases have a hard time dealing with the
complexities of connected data."
As the technology leaders who created the world's first graph
database, Neo Technology continues to innovate and dominate the graph
database category. The company is now a trusted technology supplier
for Telcos, helping solve some of their most critical data
challenges. Neo4j customers include:
-- 3, one of the world's largest operators with over 25 million
customers, and part of the Hutchison Whampoa Group, has selected Neo4j
to deliver its next generation self-service billing portal, paving the
way for new capabilities and a growing customer base in the
-- StarHub, Singapore's first fully integrated info-communications
company, provides every person, every home and every business in
Singapore with world-class information, communication and
entertainment services. A seven billion dollar company, StarHub chose
Neo4j to support its product line management projects. The graph
database has made it easier for StarHub to manage its commercial
product line hierarchy.
-- Telenor Group, one of the top 10 global Telcos, currently uses Neo4j
for identity management and access control across the customer
organizational hierarchy. The ability to model and query complex data
such as customer and account structures with high performance has
proven critical to Telenor's ongoing success.
Neo4j Global Customers Speak Out
"We chose Neo4j for our
next-generation online and mobile customer services platform, which
will help customers better manage and understand their bill. So far
we have been very impressed with the time-to-market advantages that
we are experiencing from developing with a graph model, and the very
fast performance that we are seeing with Neo4j."
Appelberg, Manager Online Services, 3
"Managing product line data in Telco is a significant and important
challenge. At StarHub, we needed the agility to support a fast-moving
set of product lines across an ever-growing range of offerings:
mobile services, wireless broadband, Pay TV, residential broadband
Internet (Fiber & Cable), residential voice services, and so on. By
mapping our commercial product line hierarchy in a Neo4j graph, we've
been able to greatly improve our business agility and IT
--Dharmapalan Sampath, Sr. Principal Solutions
"As the leading Telco provider in the Nordics, we need a reliable
system to cater to our large user base. With complex dependencies
between accounts, products and companies, Neo4j's high performance
engine provides flexibility of data representation along with
features that extend beyond traditional relational databases."
--Sebastian Verheughe, Telenor
Graphs Are Eating the World (and so is Neo4j)
As graph databases are
becoming increasingly recognized(5) for their ability to solve a
great deal of seemingly intractable problems, adoption of Neo4j has
been rapidly expanding across a broad range of industries, for a wide
variety of use cases. In fact, Neo4j is ranked as the world's leading
graph database by database monitoring site DB-Engines, who also
observe that graph databases are also growing in popularity faster
than any other segment in the database space. According to the firm,
"When we look at how much various categories of database management
systems increased their popularity last year, Graph DBMSs are the
clear winner with more than 250 percent increase."
Neo will hold a complimentary webinar on Thursday,
April 17 at 10 a.m. PT. The webinar, titled the '5 Graphs of
Telecommunications', will summarize the ways in which Telcos are
using graph databases today to derive competitive advantage. To
register, please visit:
For more on Neo4j and Telcos, visit neotechnology.com
Other Useful Links
-- Download New EMA White Paper on 'How Graph Databases Solve Problems in
Network & Data Center Management'
-- Neo Technology
-- Neo4j 2.0
-- Neo4j Community site
-- 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
h databases as the best way to model and query connected
data. Neo Technology researchers pioneered the first graph database
back in 2000, and have been instrumental in bringing the power of the
graph to numerous organizations worldwide, including more than 40
Global 2000 customers, such as Cisco, Accenture, Telenor, eBay and
Walmart. 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.
According to DB-Engines, Neo4j dominates the fastest growing category
in all data management. 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, France, and Malaysia. For more information,
please visit www.neotechnology.com.
(1) TechRadar(TM): Enterprise DBMS, Q1 2014. Forrester Research.
(2) Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data
Traffic Forecast Update, 2013-2018. Cisco. 2-5-14.
(3) "Gartner Says
the Internet of Things Installed Base Will Grow to 26 Billion Units
By 2020". Gartner. 12-12-13.
(4) GraphConnect 2012 Enterprise Panel.
Neo Technology. 12-5-12.
(5) "No NoSQL: Neo's GraphConnect shows
graph databases coming into their own." 451 Research, 12-4-13.
Kulesa Faul for Neo Technology
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