Our very own, Duan Nickell, will be conducting two, Neo Technologies sponsored, one day training classes on May 21st and 22nd at Hot Tomali HQ
These classes are designed to maximize the learning over the 8 hour course and teach students what graph databases are, how they differ from RDBMS systems, the data model, Cypher (the query language), and how to build and use graph databases.
So, what is Neo4J?
Neo4J is the world’s leading graph database, meaning it is used by more customers than any other graph database. It offers several advantages over fixed schema databases, especially for startups given the immaturity of their data models. Neo4J does not require a schema like Relational DataBase Management Systems (RDBMS). Instead, Graph databases save data as “Nodes” that are connected with “Relationships”. Nodes and relationships both have “properties” which is how humans think about concepts in the real word. Nodes may be arbitrarily added or removed without re-writing an entire database schema, a true savings of costs and effort.
The Neo4J implementation of a graph database has become the industry standard. Cypher itself, a language similar to the Structured Query Language (SQL) has become a sort of Pseudo standard within the space. The course will cover the basics of Cypher and some advanced topics like sorting and filtering return values.
If there are still seats available by the time you’ve finished reading this article, sign up here! The cost covers the logistics so the course is basically free…
All you have to bring is yourself and a laptop.