Do Graph Databases Scale? Yes? No? Let’s see!

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Graph Databases are a great solution for many modern use cases: Fraud Detection, Knowledge Graphs, Asset Management, Recommendation Engines, IoT, Permission Management … you name it. 

All such projects benefit from a database technology capable of analyzing highly connected data points and their relations fast – Graph databases are designed for these tasks.

But the nature of graph data poses challenges when it comes to *buzzword alert* scalability. So why is this, and are graph databases capable of scaling? Let’s see…

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An Open-Source Petri Dish-As-Code

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There are many things the global coronavirus pandemic crisis has shown us, but there are a few things that stand out. One of them is that the current vaccine and drug development process takes a lot of time. Some would even say too long for having the desired impact on containing the spread.

Source: Own representation based on IFPMA 2019
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You can now become an ArangoDB Certified Professional

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Ok, so it is official now… I mean the Official ArangoDB Certification Program 🙂

Starting today you can become an ArangoDB Certified Professional and show the world the multi-model skills you have earned. To get your personal certificate you just have to take the online quiz and answer 80% of the multiple-choice questions correctly. Read more

Neo4j Fabric: Scaling out is not only distributing data

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Neo4j, Inc. is the well-known vendor of the Neo4j Graph Database, which solely supports the property graph model with graphs of previously limited size (single server, replicated).

In early 2020, Neo4j finally released its 4.0 version which promises “unlimited scalability” by the new feature Neo4j Fabric. While the marketing claim of “scalability” is true seen from a very simplistic perspective, developers and their teams should keep a few things in mind – most importantly: True horizontal scalability with graph data is not achieved by just allowing distributing data to different machines. Read more

RC7 of ArangoDB 3.5: Streaming Transactions API

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We are closing in on the general availability of ArangoDB 3.5. With this (hopefully) last release candidate for the new version, we want to highlight a pretty neat new feature, which many of you requested – a much simpler way to use ACID transactions without the need to write any Javascript code.

Get the latest Releaseof ArangoDB 3.5: Community and Enterprise.

Before we dive in, we want to send another big THANK YOU to the many Avocaderas and Avocaderos who took the release candidates for a spin and shared their findings with us. Immensely helpful for the whole team to learn where we were wrong and right. Thanks, everyone! Read more