The biggest investment in database history, the biggest social network ever, and other graph stories from Neo4j. Featuring CEO and Co-founder Emil Eifrem artwork
Orchestrate all the Things podcast: Connecting the Dots with George Anadiotis

The biggest investment in database history, the biggest social network ever, and other graph stories from Neo4j. Featuring CEO and Co-founder Emil Eifrem

  • S2E22
  • 25:35
  • June 17th 2021

A $325 million Series F funding round, bringing Neo4j's valuation to over $2 billion. A social network of 3 billion people, distributed across 1000 servers. The latter is a demo, the former is not. But both are real signs that the graph market and Neo4j are getting seriously big.

If you're into the market and investment side of things, how does a Series F funding round as part of a $325 million investment led by Eurazeo and GV (formerly Google Ventures), bringing Neo4j's valuation to over $2 billion sound? Pretty impressive, probably.

If you're into the technology and applications side of things, how does a Neo4j demo of a social network application with 3 billion people, running queries designed to test the limits of graph query languages and databases across a 1000 node cluster sound? Equally impressive, probably.

Graph database vendor Neo4j​ CEO and co-founder Emil Eifrem is announcing the former and showcasing the latter today, at the company's annual virtual conference NODES. We caught up with Eifrem to get a taste of things to come.

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Orchestrate all the Things podcast: Connecting the Dots with George Anadiotis

I've got tech, data, and media, and i'm not afraid to use them.

My name is George Anadiotis, and i am a writer, a planner and a doer. I am an Onalytica Top 100 Influencer in Big Data and Cloud, a Knowledge Graph expert, and a P2P Foundation and ZDNet contributor, among other things.

Linked Data Orchestration is my brand. This podcast is where i share my work, as well as conversations with people who bring interesting news and views to the table.

Some might call this futurism; let's just say it's connecting the dots.

Coming from a technology background, i've had the chance to learn to play many instruments on the way to becoming a one man band and an orchestrator.

Before starting a career as an analyst and journalist, i served Fortune 500, startups and NGOs as a consultant, built and managed projects, products and teams of all sizes and shapes, and got involved in award-winning research. I still try to do that stuff as much as possible.