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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Full-day Tutorials

Explore Big Data with Graph Databases: A Hands-On Practicum NEW Prior Year Content

SQL and MapReduce databases are great—when your data is well-partitioned and the same queries are run regularly. What happens when we don't know what we will want to know in the future? Graph databases are used in everything from Facebook to business intelligence apps. With nodes, edges, and properties to represent and store data, graph databases give us the opportunity to define the landscape as we learn more about our data. Using graph databases we can start at a location and ask for a description of where we are. This allows us to discover pathways and interesting data points that we might not otherwise have been aware of. Andy Palmer explains how you can discover the data landscape and bend it to your will with exploratory reports. Starting with the fundamentals of graph databases—using Neo4J as the tool—your skills with graph databases will increase through the day until you are able to explore and discover new gems of information for yourself.

Bring your laptop and try a big data tool.

6.75 PMI® PDUs
Andy Palmer
Andy Palmer, RiverGlide

Andy Palmer has sixteen years of experience, twelve in agile and lean methods. He has experience across multiple sectors, including telecommunications, investment banking, retail, and media. In addition to his experience in company-wide agile transformations, agile coaching, process reengineering, and software development, Andy specializes in effective communication and team psychology, which means he is as comfortable advising C-level executives as he is mentoring technical teams.

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