In love with the graph: Neo4j spreads the obsession of a new database one app at a time

ZDNet | Sep 13, 2019 at 5:07 PM
  • Most enterprise software has a contingent of zealots, people so steeped in the technology that they are convinced it is the be-all and end-all, or those who have taken so many certification exams that it’s all they know.
  • What he and colleagues started to build on their own, what would become the basis of a company, was a database that can “model everything,” Eifrem insists, with “three simple building blocks”: Nodes, a representation of an object or entity; edges, the lines connecting nodes to one another; and “key/value pairs,” symbols that store and retrieve things.
  • Over three months, project manager Mark Grover and a team of four engineers and one designer were able to bring together an initial version of a metadata repository, called “Amundsen,” using Neo4j.