When most people think of Big Data, often they imagine loads of unstructured data. However, there is always some sort of structure or relationships within this data. Based on these relationships there are one or more representation schemes best suited to handle this type of data. A common pattern seen in the field is hierarchy/relationship representation. This form of representation is adept in handling scenarios like complex business models, chain of event or plans, chain of stock orders in banks,
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Graphs—also known as “networks”—are ubiquitous across web applications. As a refresher, a graph consists of nodes and edges. A node can be any object, such as a person or an airport, and an edge is a relation between two nodes, such as a friendship or an airline connection between two cities.