Amazon Neptune review: A scalable graph database for OLTP

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Graph databases, such as Neo4j, Apache Spark GraphX, DataStax Enterprise Graph, IBM Graph, JanusGraph, TigerGraph, AnzoGraph, the graph portion of Azure Cosmos DB, and the subject of this review, Amazon Neptune, are good for several kinds of applications involving highly connected data sets, such as providing recommendations based on social graphs, performing fraud detection, providing real-time product recommendations, and detecting incursions in network and IT operations. These are areas where traditional, relational databases tend to become inefficient and slow because of the need for complex SQL joins operating on large data sets.

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