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14. Designing for Graph Databases

“We start with an idea which is then translated into a form, a structure.”

—LINDA VON DEURSENGRAPHIC DESIGNER, FACULTY YALE UNIVERSITY OF ART

Topics Covered In This Chapter

Getting Started with Graph Design

Querying a Graph

Tips and Traps of Graph Database Design

Case Study: Optimizing Transportation Routes

Graph database design has some things in common with other types of database design, but it has distinct characteristics as well. This chapter delves into details and examples of designing entity and relations between entities along with a description of two different ways of querying graph databases.

Graph databases have some unusual characteristics. Algorithms that run in reasonable time on small graphs ...

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