Topic: Neo4j, other graph databases
There are several life sciences implementations of graph databases, particularly Neo4j. It has a different model to most existing biological databases, but I'm interested in exploring it. One advantage is speed of query (a huge issue with all our current options). Another is ability to link with other databases. Graphic representation is also more interesting. However, the absence of a "traditional" square schema doesn't make for an instant fit with existing systems.
Has anyone else used graph databases either for records OR for any other life science-related purpose?
Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records