The New Stack Makers

Episode 494: How Graph Databases are Changing Our Relationships with Data



August 7th, 2019  •  44 mins 32 secs  •  Download (71.4 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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What does Justin Bieber have to do with our relationships to, well, anything? If nothing else, his staggering 105.8 million followers on Twitter (at the time of this conversation) is a real challenge for data scientists. If you wanted to know how The Bieb’s assemblage relates to him and one another, you could never achieve it with an entity-first relationship model — you know, columns, rows and spreadsheets, or, as Wikipedia calls it, “a simple relational database implementation, each row of a table represents one instance of an entity type, and each field in a table represents an attribute type.”