JAX Magazine June – Neo4j leading the charge for graph databases, Apache Camel & Java EE 7
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If you’ve attended a Java conference in the past year,
or in fact even just glanced at the agenda, chances are you will
have come across the name neo4j.
Since releasing the 1.0 version back in 2010,
the open source, Java-implemented graph database has really grown
in popularity, effectively leading the charge for the set of NoSQL
datastores as a whole.
Demand for graph databases has arguably reached
fever pitch at least with consumers, due to the likes of Twitter,
Facebook and Google making big noises about their in-house
In this issue of JAX Magazine, we ask why is it
only now that the enterprise sector has cottoned on to the
Neo Technology’s Michael
Hunger explains how graph databases, with a
particular focus on Neo4j, have allowed us to
reimagine relationships and derive additional insights thanks to a
structure of nodes and edges.
This month has also seen the release of
Java EE 7, three years on from the last major
enterprise Java edition. Chris Vignola
introduces us to one of the key components, JSR 352, which
makes batch processing far easier than
Our final tutorial in this issue comes
from Charles Moulliard, who explains
the ins and outs of Apache Camel, the
dexterous integration framework.
Elsewhere, we shine the spotlight on
Codenvy, a new cloud-based IDE spun out of
eXo. Initially beginning just an experiment into looking at
multi-tenancy in the JVM, the development environment has grown
into its own project, and jumped on the back of various cloud
platforms. We ask CEO Tyler Jewell is
it time for everyone to step away from the desktop and move to the
We’ve also managed to squeeze in a chat
with Elasticsearch’s Shay Banon to
discuss the new company built from the foundations of Apache
Lucene. With clients such as SoundCloud, Github and FourSquare all
using the RESTful search engine, we ask what’s next for
Elasticsearch, as well as looking at the architecture behind
Finally, we report from the third annual
JAXConf in Santa Clara, where Java’s future was
very much on the agenda. Has the old dog had its day, or can it
learn new tricks?
Enjoy the issue!
Image courtesy of Bogdan