Work in progress: Graph views using the example of Neo4j

Some time has passed since my last blog post. Because of that, I want to share a little bit about the current project I am working on. My current project (also my thesis project, thus i can’t reveal everything just now) revolves around views in graph databases and Neo4j in particular.

Views are a very popular feature of relational database management systems. Graph databases like Neo4j don’t have a similar concept as of yet. But for multiple reasons views would be a desirable feature for graphs. My thesis discusses how graph views and virtual entities may fit into the Cypher query language and how they could be implemented into Neo4j.