Friday 25 May 2018

Graphs are blooming - again!

A few weeks ago, I wrote a two part blog post about Neo4j Bloom and how I was playing around with my BeerGraph and figuring out some cool features of the new Neo4j product. You can find these posts over here
It included a first little demo video,

that seems to have been liked by a bunch of people :) ... thanks for that.

Friday 18 May 2018

Podcast Interview with Iryna Feuerstein, Prodyna

Finally. It seems I am getting increasingly bad at getting great podcasts episodes that I have actually recorded a while ago, out there. This is one of them: I had a fantastic chat with Iryna Feuerstein from Prodyna some weeks ago. She has done some amazing talks on Neo4j, and on related subjects (like for example her work on toxicogenomics). So I am very happy to get this episode out there - and hope you will enjoy!

Here's the transcript of our conversation:
RVB: 00:00:02.736 Hello, everyone. My name is Rik Van Bruggen from Neo4j, and here I am on this wonderful Tuesday evening recording another podcast with someone from Germany, and that's Iryna Feuerstein from PRODYNA. Hi, Iryna. 

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Part 2/2: Graphs are Bloom-ing

Earlier I wrote about how I connected the newly announced preview version of Neo4j Bloom to my good old faithful Belgian BeerGraph. See part 1 of this 2-part series for that story. I actually split up the story into two parts, because I feel like there's a super interesting and powerful part to Bloom that deserves a bit more attention: the mechanism of the custom Search Phrases.

As we mentioned in the previous post, Bloom structures your exploration and discovery into specific "views" on the graph data, called "Perspectives. You can select the perspective you find most appropriate from a dropdown - and customize/tweak/create perspectives yourself if you are not happy with the auto-generated starting point.

Monday 7 May 2018

Part 1/2: Graphs are Bloom-ing

Last week something happened that really excited me. We, Neo4j, finally announced Bloom and demonstrated our own Graph Visualisation and Discovery tool, Neo4j Bloom. This is a technology that we have long been pondering, have experimented with in a number of ways, and have long looked to find and develop an offering that would be interesting and differentiated in what is already a very well looked-after marketplace. 

I am not exaggerating when I say that is truly exciting. Not only do many of our customers want to be able to visualise the results of their graph queries, but the graph data model is also unique in the way that it provides such an intuitive, easy to understand data model that lends itself so well to a GRAPH-ical representation. It truly fits into the Graph Platform vision that Neo4j has been advocating since 2017.