back to article Graph DB slinger Neo4j secures $325m round of funding for $2bn valuation

Neo4j has secured another $325m in a funding round and said it was ready to demo a distributed graph database with a trillion relationships, sharded across 1,000 servers, returning queries in a matter of milliseconds. New investors DTCP – formerly Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners – and Lightrock join existing investors One …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Two thoughts:

    $2Bn is bargain basement for a company of this maturity/scale, driven down purely by the perception they're not a "cloud" vendor

    Distributed Neo4J would be totally gucci.

  2. emileifrem
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    Video of scalability demo

    Thanks for the article Lindsay.

    FWIW, if anyone's interested in the scalability demo, here's a deep link to my NODES keynote from this morning:

    https://t.co/VLkoeQ6A51?amp=1

    It shows a live demo of a social app with more people nodes than FB (!), backed by a trillion+ relationship graph sharded across more than 1,000 servers, executing deep, complex graph queries that return in <20 ms. And we open sourced the app so there's a link to a GH repo if you want to reproduce it yourself.

    There's a also a brief twitter thread summary of it here:

    https://twitter.com/emileifrem/status/1405528420402925575

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    > Eifrem said the perception that Neo4j was not distributed was a myth built around the community edition which is "not built for massively sharded, highly distributed, massive-scale type of things. It gets you started, and you can run it in production, and we have thousands of applications and 100,000s of developers running that. But when it comes at that the scale is really the Enterprise Edition," he said.

    Driven by experiences of previous versions of Neo4J, more like it. Maybe they've cracked it now, but it was not pleasant.

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