by Angela Guess
InfoWorld has shared its 2013 Technology of the Year award winners, and among the victors is Neo4j. The article states, "When you think of NoSQL, you may think of a nontransactional, nonrelational database. Graph databases like Neo4j are a bit of an odd man out in this category. When your data is structured but the relationships among the data are as important as the data itself, you may be better served by a graph database."
The article continues, "Neo4j makes connections between data elements intrinsic to each element. For many types of systems, such as recommendation engines, social, scientific, and 'friend of a friend' calculations, Neo4j is the right fit. If you're self-joining tables and walking down row by row, this is probably the answer you've been looking for."
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