Presented at DataWeek SF Oct 13
Most analytics depend on data-mining and statistical correlation of information held in single data stores. It is generally inefficient to replicate diverse data, which may be stored in enterprise databases or NoSQL "Big Data" repositories and consolidate them using a single database technology. Although federated queries can help with statistical correlation of data values across data stores the technique is not very good at handling the data stored in relationships because the data stores generally have no knowledge of one another. The speaker describes a different approach that uses graph (relationship) analytics to extract structural data from existing repositories, store representations of the nodes and connections in a graph database, then analyze them to extract additional value.