Brussels / 31 January & 1 February 2015


Big Graph Analytics on Neo4j with Apache Spark

A Docker Image for Graph Analytics on Neo4j with Apache Spark GraphX

In this talk I will introduce you to a Docker container that provides you an easy way to do distributed graph processing using Apache Spark GraphX and a Neo4j graph database. You'll learn how to analyze big data graphs that are exported from Neo4j and consequently updated from the results of a Spark GraphX analysis. The types of analysis I will be talking about are PageRank, connected components, triangle counting, and community detection.

Database technologies have evolved to be able to store big data, but are largely inflexible. For complex graph data models stored in a relational database there may be tedious transformations and shuffling around of data to perform large scale analysis.

Fast and scalable analysis of big data has become a critical competitive advantage for companies. There are open source tools like Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark that are providing opportunities for companies to solve these big data problems in a scalable way. Platforms like these have become the foundation of the big data analysis movement.


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