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neo4j in action common use cases

 
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Hi,

Sorry I am new to graph databases. Just wanted to understand in a layman terms what benefits and for which use cases can I use Neo4j ?

Thank you.
 
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Hi,

I'm new to neo4j, too, but found the answers in What kind of data fits Neo4j best (or worst)? and Does Neo4j worth learning? worth exploring before expecting another (which I hope will ultimately come to expand on the other two).

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Hi Ayub

Jacek is spot on with pointing you at those two threads which look to answer your question. The book goes through a few different modelling scenarios to try and give a feel for this which includes an ACL (access control) type scenario, modelling entities from a physically connected network such as stations on the underground, as well as a band modelling example where you may want to keep track of which musicians played which instruments on recordings by various rock bands. These are but a few, but essentially anything where you want to query highly connected data is generally a good fit.

We also point you at the general Neo4j website as well which describes some high level scenarios where Neo4j has done well, available here http://neo4j.com/use-cases.
Additionally the following website provides a collection of various people who have used Neo4j for all sorts of different problems, and are happy to share their examples with all: http://gist.neo4j.org/

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