One of the fastest growing areas in data management is the graph database. It uses graph structures for semantic queries. A key concept of the system is the graph which directly relates data items in the store and allows data in the store to be linked together directly. Tech Target brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Graph technology rivals take Amazon Neptune database in stride.”

One of the most recent players in the world of graph databases is Amazon’s Neptune and it could change the status quo in the graph technology world and increase the possible users to graph databases, by number and variety. Because graphing is closely associated with semantic technology, which is intended to uncover meaning in text and other data types, it is a good fit for graph databases that are especially good for managing data about the connections among resources.

When a taxonomy is well-designed and rooted in standards, it can make finding your content easy and thorough. When graph databases are used, your data grows in value and is easier to understand.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.