Problem solving in the 21st century increasingly depends on the analysis of complex systems. Developing new drugs, understanding risk in financial networks, searching for answers in knowledge graphs, personalization and recommendation in social networks all require the analysis of systems composed of interconnected entities that exhibit complex behavior as a whole. Graph computing provides a conceptual model and practical platform for developing such analyses.
This talk presents graph computing as an important component of every developer’s toolbox. We introduce the Aurelius graph cluster which is an open-source stack enabling graph computing at scale by building on distributed systems like Cassandra, HBase, and Hadoop. This stack addresses challenging problems in graph partitioning, graph query language design and graph algorithm development with solutions inspired by physics, biology and neuroscience.