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On Using Graph Database technology at Behance. Interview with David Fox

By: , Posted on: July 30, 2018

Earlier this month, Prof Zicari had the pleasure of interviewing David Fox. David is a Software Engineer at Adobe, responsible for backend infrastructure and performance of Behance – a social network for creatives, serving over 10 million members owned by Adobe. They discussed Behance data requirements and focused on their experience in implementing Behance`s activity feed which allows users to follow their favorite creatives and curate galleries based on preferences. They first used a column store NoSQL database, Cassandra and later on they replaced Cassandra with a graph-database, Neo4j-.

“We’ve corrected a major human resource burden that has led to an exponential decrease in the amount of developer-operations staff hours required each month to keep our activity feed running.  This means they can focus on other areas of our infrastructure that need attention, versus spending time frustratingly micro-managing the activity infrastructure. ” – David Fox

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Prof. Roberto V. Zicari is editor of ODBMS.ORG (www.odbms.org)

ODBMS.ORG is designed to meet the fast-growing need for resources focusing on Big Data, Data Science, Analytical Data Platforms, Scalable Cloud platforms, NewSQL databases, NoSQL datastores, In-Memory Databases, and new approaches to concurrency control. The portal was created to serve software developers in the open source community or at commercial companies as well as faculty and students at educational and research institutions.

Roberto is Full Professor of Database and Information Systems at Frankfurt University. He was for over 15 years the representative of the OMG in Europe. Previously, Roberto served as associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Visiting scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA, the University of California at Berkeley, USA; Visiting professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, the National University of Mexico City, Mexico and the Copenhagen Business School, Danemark.

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