This special issue of IT Professional focuses on the graph database. The graph database, a relatively new phenomenon, is well suited to the burgeoning information era in which we are increasingly becoming immersed. Here, the guest editors briefly explain how a graph database works, its relation to the relational database management system (RDBMS), and its quantitative and qualitative pros and cons, including how graph databases can be harnessed in a hybrid environment. They also survey the excellent articles submitted for this special issue.
G. F. Hurlburt, G. K. Thiruvathukal and M. R. Lee, "The Graph Database: Jack of All Trades or Just Not SQL?," in IT Professional, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 21-25, November/December 2017. doi: 10.1109/MITP.2017.4241475
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