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What’s new in Hume 2.10: Commenting, Data distribution, a new Documentation Portal and much more!

What’s new in Hume 2.10: Commenting, Data distribution, a new Documentation Portal and much more!

20 Oct 2021 by Esther Bergmark · 6 min read Hume GraphAware

We are proud to announce the 2.10 release of Hume. With this release, Comments are introduced to Hume, which lets you add text, images, and links as comments to nodes and relationships. Additionally, Snapshots can now be shared, and Temporary Visualisations can be created and accessed by other users via a URL.Hume’s powerful Actions capability has been further improved in terms of usability and Geospatial and Temporal Analysis, as well as Grouping which has been further improved and is now no longer experimental but generally available.In Hume 2.10 you can: Add conclusions to the analysis using Comments. Collaborate with others...

What’s life like at GraphAware? Here’s everything you need to know

What’s life like at GraphAware? Here’s everything you need to know

12 Aug 2021 by Veronika Srncova · 6 min read GraphAware Hume People Experience

GraphAware is now going through an extremely exciting phase. In 2020, we launched our own amazing product Hume, the only graph-powered insights engine in the world, which helps companies shed light on their complex data and make smart decisions. Since then, we have been rapidly growing in all aspects. Our ambitious plans will need plenty of talented people, who want to have a direct impact on a company’s success. Right now, we are already advertising for multiple vacancies, and the number will only grow in the coming months (check out our career page if you are already intrigued).I believe it...

What’s new in Hume 2.9: Alerting, super-charged Actions, and more!

What’s new in Hume 2.9: Alerting, super-charged Actions, and more!

13 Jul 2021 by Esther Bergmark · 4 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the 2.9 release of Hume. With this release, Alerts are available in Hume, a feature that greatly simplifies the daily work of analysts, data scientists, investigators, and data-savvy business users. And there is more: Stay on top of changes in your data with automated Alerts Super-charge Actions by tapping into additional Neo4j data Bring your graph onto a map with Hume MapsStay on top of what’s happening - effortlesslyWith Hume Alerts, it is possible to monitor data sets and receive notifications on relevant changes. There is no more need to proactively explore data in search...

Bring your Neo4j project to life with Hume

Bring your Neo4j project to life with Hume

23 Jun 2021 by Ondřej Paterka · 3 min read Hume GraphAware Neo4j

Say you have a graph-based project in mind. Be it research in life sciences, a fraud detection machine, or possibly a recommendation app. Anything that relies heavily on relationships between data points is a good case for a graph.First, you will need a graph database. Let’s assume that you have picked Neo4j as your go-to technology. Good choice. Honestly. They defined the market and still are the preferred solution by the majority of customers.Now you have a solid technology foundation. Your connected data can live someplace. The next part is to get your project moving.Build or buy?There is a decision...

From GraphAware Framework to GraphAware Hume

From GraphAware Framework to GraphAware Hume

06 May 2021 by Michal Bachman · 8 min read Hume GraphAware Neo4j

It has been over 8 years since I’ve written the first lines of code for the GraphAware Neo4j Framework as part of my MSc. thesis. That’s when the name GraphAware, as well as the (then) one-man show Neo4j consulting company was born. It is therefore my bittersweet duty to take you on a small trip down the memory laneand announce that we have decided to discontinue the development and support of the Framework and all of its modules.In this blog post, we briefly cover the bits of Neo4j and the GraphAware Framework history that are essential to understandingthe technical reasons...

What’s new in Hume 2.8: Snapshots, Virtual Relationships, and much more!

What’s new in Hume 2.8: Snapshots, Virtual Relationships, and much more!

08 Apr 2021 by Esther Bergmark · 5 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the 2.8 release of Hume, our graph-powered insights engine. The release adds further unique capabilities to Hume’s knowledge graph visualisation and graph data analysis capabilities. Analysts, data scientists, investigators, and data-savvy business users will profit from these benefits: Save permanently the insights you uncovered using Snapshots. With Snapshots, you can pick up your exploration at any time without worrying about changes in data or schema and, eventually, share with other analysts. Make graph patterns more evident by shortcutting a long path through a virtual relationship: Hume’s Virtual Relationships let knowledge graph managers and analysts cut...

New in Hume 2.7: Search relevance, improved visualisation, and much more!

New in Hume 2.7: Search relevance, improved visualisation, and much more!

24 Feb 2021 by Dr. Alessandro Negro · 7 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the 2.7 release of Hume, our graph-powered insights engine. The release significantly enhances Hume’s knowledge graph visualisation and graph data analysis capabilities. Analysts, data scientists, investigators, and data-savvy business users immediately get the following main benefits: Faster identification of the starting points for analysis through configurable search relevance and improved end-user search experience Speedup in time to insight thanks to the long-awaited, attribute-based relationship styling Increased flexibility for individual analysts brought by automatically computed virtual node and relationship attributes Reduction of dead-end investigation paths by preventing the “hairball” problem through configurable double-click actions Reduction of...

New in Hume 2.6: Perspectives, Labs 2.0 and much more

New in Hume 2.6: Perspectives, Labs 2.0 and much more

13 Nov 2020 by Dr. Alessandro Negro · 6 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the release of Hume 2.6. This new release brings some major updates and exciting new features to our customers. In particular: [New] Hume.Perspectives: a mechanism for specifying multiple subschemas of the main Knowledge Graph. It improves security and readability, allowing users to specify who can read what. [Improved] Hume.Labs 2.0: the latest version of Hume.Labs improves security, aligns it to the Hume RBAC model, simplifies management of multiple projects and enormously reduces (almost to 0) the data scientists’ effort for building language models and related skills from an annotated text or dictionary. [Improved] Hume.Viz: the...

Graph Specialised Anthropology

Graph Specialised Anthropology

10 Nov 2020 by Dr. Miro Marchi · 7 min read GraphAware

Few years ago I met Michal Bachman and some other GraphAware heroes at GraphConnect in San Francisco. In those days I also had my job interview for the company. Surprisingly, for the first time since I started my journey in IT, I didn’t find myself explaining how I could be useful despite not having a strong background in engineering and software development. On the contrary, Michal was interested in all the things I could do because of my non-traditional curriculum, with a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, some experience in JavaScript graph visualisation, and a genuine passion for networks and graphs.Any...

Contact Tracing Using GraphAware Hume (COVID-19)

Contact Tracing Using GraphAware Hume (COVID-19)

01 Apr 2020 by Michal Bachman · 1 min read Neo4j GraphAware Hume Coronavirus

GraphAware Hume helps governments in keeping their countries safe. In this 15-minute video, we demonstrate the use of Hume for contact tracing and smart quarantine in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, we will see how Hume can identify people at risk using actual and potential contact tracing, suggest who should be informed or quarantined, visually explain why someone is at risk, find quarantine offenders, and much more.Hume can do much more than structured data analysis. It is a full blown ecosystem for intelligent systems built upon the combined power of collaborative knowledge graphs and machine learning.Hume’s unique...

GraphAware's Virtual Booth at GraphTour EMEA 2020

GraphAware's Virtual Booth at GraphTour EMEA 2020

14 Mar 2020 by Luanne Misquitta · 1 min read Neo4j GraphAware

You’ve probably seen us already at Amsterdam, Stockholm, Madrid and London.Now, as GraphTour goes digital due to developments around the world with coronavirus (COVID-19), GraphAware stands with Neo4j and we are moving our sponsor booth online for the first time!GraphAware DistributedThe GraphAware team has been distributed globally since year one of its inception and we have always been comfortable working and serving customers remotely. We continue to be spread around the world and take pride in the fact that our colleagues are so diverse.We communicate through many (many, many) channels on Slack, not just about work, but life in general-...

Graph Technology Landscape 2020

Graph Technology Landscape 2020

17 Feb 2020 by Janos Szendi-Varga · 6 min read Neo4j GraphAware

It’s been a year since I published the Graph Technology Landscape 2019 post on GraphAware’s blog. I consider this a success story because it got a lot of attention and publicity. The landscape was mentioned many times at different places; it was used by Emil Eifrem in his GraphTour and GraphConnect opening keynotes, it was displayed in conference halls, and I received many, many useful comments and feedback. I was even invited to Rik van Bruggen Graphistania Podcast to talk about it, and the episode was referred to in the Top 5 Neo4j Podcasts of 2019 blog posts as well....

GraphAware Announces Hume Platform R&D Center

23 Jul 2019 by Kyle McNamara · 1 min read GraphAware Hume

BOSTON, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – GraphAware, a leading Neo4j ISV and consulting practice, today announced the official launch of its Italian Research and Development entity Graph Aware S.r.l., headquartered in Lecce, Italy.This strategic investment by GraphAware represents a significant expansion as an ISV, with a fast growing development team of thought-leaders in GraphDBs with Neo4j, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).Led by Chief Scientist Alessandro Negro and CTO Christophe Willemsen,the Lecce R&D center is the main lab and development center for GraphAware’s flagship software platform Hume- with a dedicated local and remote development team...

Graph Technology Landscape 2019

Graph Technology Landscape 2019

01 Feb 2019 by Janos Szendi-Varga · 8 min read Neo4j GraphAware

Few years ago I decided that one day I would create a Graph Technology Landscape map, which would be useful for everyone who wants to discover the players around graph technologies. I started to collect the companies and products, but my research has never manifested into a proper blog post. Till now. I am happy to announce, that the first version of my landscape is published, I hope we can consider this as a start of a long journey.

This year at GraphAware

This year at GraphAware

27 Dec 2018 by Luanne Misquitta · 4 min read Neo4j GraphAware

2018- it’s been such a whirlwind of activity at GraphAware, and we’re so proud of everything we’ve accomplished this year.In fact, we grew and grew, announcing ourselves in Australia and then, later in the year, expanding into the Americas.“Neo4j is one of the most disruptive and transformative technologies I have seen in my career,” said Kyle McNamara, CEO, Americas. His team are well on their way to increasing GraphAware’s presence and strengthening the already close bond we have with Neo4j.Over in Australia, various government entities have showed keen interest in auto-classification, simplifying organisational movement, enriching original documents, and security and...

GraphAware Announces Expansion into Americas

28 Nov 2018 by Kyle McNamara · 1 min read GraphAware

BOSTON, MA, Nov. 28th, 2018 – GraphAware, a leading Neo4j consulting practice, today announced the official launch of its US entity GraphAware, Inc., headquartered in Boston, MA. This strategic investment by GraphAware aligns with Neo4j’s own rapid market expansion.The close alignment between GraphAware and Neo4j is strengthened by this move, and bolstered by GraphAware’s substantial investment in Neo4j graph database deployment best practices over the last half-decade. This includes Neo4j-specific consulting, products and training- helping to accelerate Neo4j use and adoption all over the globe.Neo4j’s President and COO Lars Nordwall said of GraphAware:“GraphAware is one of our earliest and most...

GraphAware Expands to Asia-Pacific

26 Mar 2018 by Luke Housego · 3 min read GraphAware

Nearly six years ago I started reading about this thing called Graph Data. Now unlike almost everyone in the modern world of Graph, I am not a coder. I was once upon a time but it has been many years since I typed a line of code. No I do not have a GitHub login. As an enterprise architect I often joke that I do powerpoint for a living. But I could see how this re-envisioning of data and how it could be used would transform enterprises. It is not just a technical change. It changes everything. People. Organisation. Knowledge....

GraphAware in 2017

27 Dec 2017 by Luanne Misquitta · 6 min read Neo4j GraphAware

What a year it’s been for all of us at GraphAware!We travelled around the world, starting on a great note in Bangalore, India and winding up in Ecuador, teaching,consulting, building cool applications; always spreading graph love.Here are some of the highlights of 2017.Neo4j loveGraphAware continued to be a premier Neo4j Solutions Partner, closing license sales around the world, conducting Neo4j trainings, providing support to Neo4j customers and being an instrumental part of the Neo4j community and ecosystem.Frantisek and Nicolas, core committers to Neo4j OGM and Spring Data Neo4j, made huge improvements to both projects, resulting in a major milestone, Spring...

GraphAware at GraphConnect San Francisco 2016

25 Nov 2016 by Miro Marchi · 5 min read Neo4j Conference GraphAware

Last month, the 5th edition of GraphConnect San Francisco took place at the Hyatt Regency SF. It was the biggest graph technology event ever and GraphAware proudly contributed as a sponsor, with one main talk, two lightning talks and our GraphHero stand 。^‿^。 This edition’s big announcement was the upcoming new landmark release of Neo4j 3.1, “The database for the connected enterprise”, which introduces a new state-of-the-art clustering architecture and new security architecture to meet enterprise requirements for scale and security. There will be a lot to say about this release, but you can already try the beta release as...

Mining and Searching Text with Graph Databases

07 Jul 2016 by Alessandro Negro · 11 min read Neo4j GraphAware Enterprise NLP Search Advanced

A great part of the world’s knowledge is stored using text in natural language, but using it in an effective way isstill a major challenge. Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques provide the basis for harnessing this huge amountof data and converting it into a useful source of knowledge for further processing.IntroductionNLP is used in a wide variety of disciplines to solve many different types of problems. Analysis is performed on textfrom different sources, such as blogs, tweets, and various social media, with size ranging from a few words to multiple documents.Machine learning and text analysis are frequently used to enhance...

Securing Neo4j with GraphAware Enterprise

29 Mar 2016 by Michal Bachman · 5 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate Security Enterprise

For most organisations, data security is extremely important. The topic comes up every single time we are training, consulting,or otherwise engaging in the world of graphs and Neo4j. At the same time, security is very difficult and time-consuming to get rightand the implications of getting it wrong can be serious. In this blog post, we introduce the integration of Spring Securityinto Neo4j which provides important security controls and mechanisms for enterprises and governments that make use of theworld’s most popular graph database.Security in Neo4jNeo4j comes with certain security mechanisms out of the box. These include HTTPS support,single-user authentication with all-or-nothing...

Expiring Data in Neo4j

15 Mar 2016 by Michal Bachman · 3 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate

At GraphAware, we help organisations in a wide range of verticals solve problems with graphs.Once we come across a requirement or use case two or three different times, we typically create an open-source Neo4j extensionthat addresses it. The latest addition to our product portfolio, introduced in this post, is a simple library that automaticallyexpires data from the Neo4j graph database.GraphAware FrameworkOpen-sourcing useful extensions helps us deliver solutions faster, lets people who prefer a DIY approach be more productive, andgives us valuable community feedback. That’s how our most popular products, such as the GraphAware Recommendation Engine,TimeTree, UUID, and others were born.They...

GraphConnect Europe 2015

05 May 2015 by Michal Bachman · 1 min read GraphAware Neo4j Conference

GraphAware is very proud to sponsor GraphConnect Europe 2015, the only conference thatfocuses on the rapidly growing world of graph databases and applications that make sense of connected data. The conferencetakes place in London on 7th May 2015.Throughout the week, London turns into the world’s capital of graphs. We are extremely excited to welcome our Bruges,Prague, and Mumbai based colleagues in our London headquarters. We are very much looking forward to meeting our friendsfrom Neo Technology from UK, Sweden, USA, and the rest of the world, as well as other valued members of the worldwidegraph community.As an important member of...

GraphAware Announces GA-Glass

01 Apr 2015 by Luanne Misquitta · 1 min read GraphAware

Graph Aware Ltd. is excited to announce their new partnership with Glasses Inc. Managing Director Michal Bachman claimsthat wearers of GA-Glass become truly graph aware, allowing them to boldly go where no Glass has traversed before.Powered by the GraphAware Framework and GraphAware Recommendation Engine, GA-Glass crawls the World Wide Graph to surfacethings most relevant to you, presented in a highly immersive visualization rendered by Q-Viz, a technology developed by innovative GraphAware engineers.To enter graph aware mode, all you have to do is say “ok graph”. GA-Glass is intelligent enough to not require furthervoice commands but assesses it’s surroundings to provide...

Neo Technology Selects GraphAware as One of Its First UK Solution Partners

10 Nov 2014 by Press Release · 1 min read Neo4j GraphAware

Specialist in Neo4j consultancy, training, and software development, Graph Aware Ltd has been selected as one of NeoTechnology’s first UK solution partners, under its newly launched partnership program.Neo Technology is the creator of the world’s most popular graph database, Neo4j, and has selected GraphAware to provideits customers with support from introduction through to full integration of Neo4j, into their enterprise architecture andapplications. In addition, GraphAware is now authorised to offer Neo4j subscriptions directly to customers.With access to GraphAware’s Neo4j experts throughout the implementation and integration process, customers are muchbetter positioned to fully utilise all the business and technical benefits of...

GraphAware Neo4j ChangeFeed

27 Aug 2014 by Luanne Misquitta · 2 min read Neo4j GraphAware Beginner

In this post, we’d like to introduce the first version of the GraphAware Neo4j ChangeFeed - a GraphAware Runtime Modulethat keeps track of changes made to the graph.GraphAware ChangeFeed ModuleEvery time a transaction commits successfully, all changes made to the graph as a result of the transaction are recordedas a change set. A change includes additions, modifications and deletions of nodes, relationships, labels, and properties.Each change set has a UUID, a set of changes that occurred in the same transaction, and a timestamp which is allocatedat the time the transaction starts committing.The module can be configured to limit the total...

GraphAware Neo4j TimeTree

20 Aug 2014 by Luanne Misquitta, Michal Bachman · 6 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate

Modelling and querying time-based events in a graph is a fairly common discussion topic and a frequently asked questionon Q/A sites. In this blog post, we evaluate some of the common approaches and introduce GraphAware TimeTree, a GraphAware Framework Module that simplifies modelling time and events in Neo4j.Naive ApproachNeo4j has no notion of a Date/Time data type, so you have to decide to store the timestamp either as a long, or asa human-readable String, for instance formatted as ‘YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss’. Unless the time is only for human eyes, though,we recommend opting for the machine readable (long) approach. It is simply...

Random Graph Models (Part II)

06 Aug 2014 by Vojtěch Havlíček · 4 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate

In the first part of this short series aboutrandom graph models, we talked about why they are useful and had a brief look at two of them: Erdos-Renyi graphs andBarabasi-Albert model. In this post, we take a look at the “small world” phenomenon and another network model, namelythe Watts-Strogatz model.Small WorldThere is an important property of random networks which we did not write about in the last blog post: the way thenode separation scales with network size. Both Erdos-Renyi and Barabasi-Albert networks are “small world” models, meaningthat the characteristic node separation scales logarithmically with number of nodes present in the...

Node Degrees in Neo4j 2.1

23 Jul 2014 by Michal Bachman · 3 min read Neo4j GraphAware Beginner

Efficient counting of relationships in Neo4j was the cornerstone of my Master Thesisand the reason the very first GraphAware Frameworkmodule called the Relationship Count Module was born. The improvements in Neo4j 2.1around dense nodes and the addition of getDegree(…) methods on the Node interface made me eager to do some benchmarking around relationship counts again.The improvements in Neo4j 2.1, indeed, make the RelCount module slightly less useful. We’ve decided, however, not to makeit obsolete, since it is a useful reference implementation of a GraphAware Framework Transaction-Driven Runtime Module.Instead, we ported the module to Neo4j 2.1 and reused all the performance...

Random Graph Models (Part I)

16 Jul 2014 by Vojtěch Havlíček · 4 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate

When one obtains a graph data from a measurement on a real world network, it is sometimes useful to make comparison witha random graph. Such graph is characterised by certain degree distribution, which you can imagine to be a list of degreesof nodes present in the network. The most interesting distributions have certain functional dependence which allowsone to infer what processes are dominant in formation of the network. The processes consequently characterise therelationships between the nodes.Why would one care about such analysis?Imagine a group of customers that you want to target efficiently in a certain fashion. Say, for instance, that...

Neo4j Improved Transaction Event API

11 Jul 2014 by Michal Bachman · 9 min read Neo4j Transactions GraphAware Advanced

One of the main goals of the GraphAware Framework is to simplify andspeed up development with Neo4j. Although it is called a “framework” for reasons explained elsewhere, today we willsimply treat it as a library of useful, tested, and documented Java code. The feature we will introduce is calledImproved Transaction Event API, which is exactly what it says on the tin.MotivationNeo4j requires every mutating operation on the graph to be run in a transaction, which is great, because it keeps yourdata safe. Every operation is atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable. As a bonus, Neo4j gives you the opportunity toreact to...

Neo4j Server Unit Testing with RestTest

19 Jun 2014 by Luanne Misquitta · 1 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate GraphUnit Testing

A couple of days ago, I wrote about unit testing with GraphUnit.GraphUnit tested the state of an embedded Neo4j database. What if you run Neo4j in standalone server mode?Fortunately, you can still test it and match subgraphs using the GraphAware Neo4j RestTest library.SetupGrab the GraphAware Neo4j Framework and GraphAware Neo4j RestTest jars. Drop them into the plugins directory of your Neo4j installation and restart the server to be able to use the API’s.How to use itAll you have to do is POST your cypher to http://your-server-address:7474/graphaware/resttest/assertSameGraph orhttp://your-server-address:7474/graphaware/resttest/assertSubgraph to verify the state of your graph.Emptying the database before the next test...

Neo4j Unit Testing with GraphUnit

16 Jun 2014 by Luanne Misquitta · 4 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate GraphUnit Testing

Testing the state of an Embedded Neo4j database is now much easier if you use GraphUnit, a component of the GraphAware Neo4j Framework.I tried replacing an existing Flavorwocky unit test with GraphUnit to check out the benefits.Let’s walk through a before-after case study.The testThe unit test in question is the one to test that a Pairing is saved correctly. A pairing must have exactly two ingredients. Each Ingredient node has a name; a Pairing has an affinity and an array of allAffinities (all affinities ever assigned to the pairing).BeforePseudocode to test that my code saved a pairing correctly in Neo4j:...

Happy Birthday GraphAware

03 Jun 2014 by Michal Bachman · 0 min read Neo4j GraphAware

Today, it is exactly one year ago since Graph Aware Limited was incorporated. It started as a one man show, whilst I was finishing my MSc. Thesis at Imperial College London. Since then, we’ve been growing slowly but steadily and will be moving to our new London office fairly soon (announcements to come). We have happy clients in London, New York, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Prague, and Accra.I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s made it possible for us to help people discover the beauty of graphs, run a business, and have a lot of fun, all at...

GraphUnit: Testing Neo4j Code

29 May 2014 by Michal Bachman · 7 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate GraphUnit Testing

Recently, we announced the GraphAware Framework. Today, I would like to introduce its first feature called GraphUnit. GraphUnit is a component that helps Java developers unit test their code that talks to Neo4j and mutates data.Unit Testing Neo4j CodeWhen writing Java code that modifies data stored in Neo4j, developers can use the ImpermanentGraphDatabase in conjunction with any of APIs provided by Neo4jto test that code. This includes the native Java API, the traversal framework, and Cypher.(I’ve excluded the REST API because using that to unit test Java code wouldn’t make much sense.)Let’s say we’re testing code that creates two nodes...

Introducing GraphAware Neo4j Framework

28 May 2014 by Michal Bachman · 1 min read Neo4j GraphAware Intermediate

In this short blog post, I would like to introduce the GraphAware Neo4j Framework.Its goal is very ambitious: we’d like to make it as useful for Neo4j developers, as the Spring Framework is for Java developers. The Framework aims at speeding up development with Neo4j by providing a platform for building useful generic aswell as domain-specific functionality, analytical capabilities, graph algorithms, and more.Features OverviewOn a high level, there are two key pieces of functionality, GraphAware Server and GraphAware Runtime. GraphAwareServer is a Neo4j server extension that allows developers to build (REST) APIs on top of Neo4j using Spring MVC, ratherthan...