Graph Databases: Neo4j Analysis

José Guia, Valéria Gonçalves Soares, Jorge Bernardino


The volume of data is growing at an increasing rate. This growth is both in size and in connectivity, where connectivity refers to the increasing presence of relationships between data. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter store and process petabytes of data each day. Graph databases have gained renewed interest in the last years, due to their applications in areas such as the Semantic Web and Social Network Analysis. Graph databases provide an effective and efficient solution to data storage and querying data in these scenarios, where data is rich in relationships. In this paper, it is analyzed the fundamental points of graph databases, showing their main characteristics and advantages. We study Neo4j, the top graph database software in the market and evaluate its performance using the Social Network Benchmark (SNB).


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Guia J., Gonçalves Soares V. and Bernardino J. (2017). Graph Databases: Neo4j Analysis . In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-247-9, pages 351-356. DOI: 10.5220/0006356003510356

in Bibtex Style

author={José Guia and Valéria Gonçalves Soares and Jorge Bernardino},
title={Graph Databases: Neo4j Analysis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Graph Databases: Neo4j Analysis
SN - 978-989-758-247-9
AU - Guia J.
AU - Gonçalves Soares V.
AU - Bernardino J.
PY - 2017
SP - 351
EP - 356
DO - 10.5220/0006356003510356