Taylor Riggan is currently a Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Taylor is a graduate of Georgia Tech. While not helping customers with cloud architecture, he spends the majority of his time building and launching high-power model rockets.
Relational, document, and key-value databases have become common-place amongst modern application architectures. Each of these database types can offer fast and flexible access to data, however, many of them run into problems when storing and querying highly-connected datasets. Applications such as social media networks, fraud detection applications, and recommendation engines are better stored and accessed using a graph data model. In this session, we'll look at the differences in designing applications that use graph databases versus more traditional relational models. We'll also cover examples of how graph databases are being used. Examples will include the use of two popular graph database frameworks - Apache Tinkerpop and W3C Resource Description Framework (RDF).