Recent years have seen an explosion of technologies for managing, processing and analyzing graphs, ranging from community projects like Apache Giraph, to vendor led products such as Neo4j and spin outs from established companies like Twitter’s FlockDB. The sheer number of technologies makes it difficult to keep track of these tools and what sets them apart, even for those of us who are active in the space!
But all graph technologies are not created equal. This session will provide a high level framework for making sense of the emerging graph landscape. It will describe the three dominant graph data models today, define top level categories like graph compute engines (Graphlab, Giraph, Pegasus, YarcData, etc) and graph databases (Neo4j, FlockDB, OrientDB, etc) and discuss common characteristics and important properties of each category.