2017 Big Data 100: 35 Coolest Data Management And Integration Vendors
Top Executive: CEO Emil Eifrem
Neo develops the Neo4j graph database, a type of NoSQL database that uses graph theory to map, store and query data relationships. Graph databases are generally considered to work faster with associative data sets and scale more easily to handle large data sets.
Neo was founded in 2007 and is based in San Mateo, Calif. In November the company secured $36 million in Series D financing.
Neo4j gained recognition in 2016 when a consortium of investigative journalists used the database to analyze the "Panama Papers," what some have called the largest data leak expose in history.