OK, Neo4j enters the DBaaS space. I don’t quite see the link with FileMaker. It feels a bit like click bait. Can someone explain to me what I am supposed to read between the lines. Graph DBs are very different from SQL and those products tend to be only data backends, not really something I would compare to FileMaker for its different approach to combine the data storage features with the scripting / display.
Basically, I’m asking why is ‘FileMaker’ part of this topic title?
I might not have understood correctly what Neo4j does. The title was questionning whether integration between Neo and FM could yield a business intelligence tool comparable to that we can obtain when making FM work with Tableau. Given that the pricing model seems to favour scalability, if indeed it is a good match, it would prove easier for small clients to gain access to BI tools
Tableau will let you chart, Neo4j is only a database (not SQL based). If you want to chart on top of Neo4j, you will have to code all of it.
Anyone can correct me if I am wrong, but that’s my understanding of Neo4j, a GraphDB (as opposed to a SQL DB) and not something that comes with charting embeded.
The network picture from the article, is the data model representation of the tool itself (yes, very different than Entity-Relationship or even UML).
I think you are right… They indeed have tools they offer or recommand to make the graphs themselves e.g. Graph Visualization Tools - Neo4j Graph Database Platform
In such case, Tableau might still be an easier solution…
Actually, Tableau is also one of their recommendations in this list: Other Types of Graph Visualization - Neo4j Graph Database Platform
Yeah the name is confusing but graph dbs are a really cool bit of tech. If you haven’t watched this, I found it inspiring: https://youtu.be/9abIo7liR6I
He happens to use neo4j too
You could load your data in csv, json, XML, excel , HTML format or web service API through APOC method as I remember.