NoSQL database management systems emerged ten years ago as an answer to the increase in volume, variety, and velocity of data in many industries. On certain use-cases, relational technologies were not performing well in this fast-paced environment. With their new models, NoSQL appeared for many organizations as a faster, more scalable alternative approach.
DataStax Enterprise is a distributed cloud database built on the open source NoSQL Apache Cassandra system. This commercial version is designed for enterprise cloud applications and integrates search, analytics, and security layers. It offers several data model, including key-value, tabular, JSON and graph.
The graph data model stores and indexes connections in the data as first-class citizens. Data point are connected together through edges which makes of graphs an interesting approach for areas of analysis where relationships are important information. It’s the case for investigations of fraud and financial crimes, cybersecurity or anti-terrorism.