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Benchmarking Graph Databases

19th Sep `13, 12:28 PM in Analytics

Graph data management has recently received a lot of attention, particularly with the explosion of social media and…

BDMS
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Graph data management has recently received a lot of attention, particularly with the explosion of social media and other complex, inter-dependent datasets. As a result, a number of graph data management systems have been proposed. But this brings us to the question: What happens to the good old relational database systems (RDBMSs) in the context of graph data management?

Do RDBMSs become obsolete or are they still relevant for large-scale graph data management? Do users now need to dump their data from the relational database to a graph database, or can they store and query graphs (with comparable or better performance) from within the relational engine?

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