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Neo Technology

August 05, 2013 09:03 ET

Glassdoor Expands Social Platform With Neo4j

Leading Career Community Leverages Graph Database to Provide Real-Time Job Recommendations to More Than 20 Million Members

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2013) - Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, announced that Glassdoor, an online jobs and career community and two-time Webby Award Winner for 'Best Employment Site,' is successfully leveraging Neo4j to provide real-time job recommendations to more than 20 million members. Neo4j's natural affinity for connected data, and its high-availability clustering technology and cache sharding features, powers Glassdoor's big social graph and helps the company confidently increase its community, and grow in popularity.

Glassdoor is the only career community that provides a 360-degree view of what it's like to work in a particular company and in a given job, based on member contributions. Its steadily growing database now has more than 4 million anonymously-posted salary reports, company reviews, CEO ratings, and interview questions. The company needed a database that could effectively manage friends and friends-of-friends information, as well as the employer relationships, and determined that a graph database was the ideal choice for this connected data set. Because of its maturity and feature set, Neo4j was selected as the database of choice to work alongside its existing technology stack.

Scale, Connectedness, and Neo4j

In the first year that it launched InsideConnections, Glassdoor experienced astounding growth. Its social database rapidly grew to include more than 600 million people -- more than half of the Facebook graph -- and it's still growing. Glassdoor's Neo4j installation has steadily grown, with all of the data fitting onto a single (large) Neo4j high-availability cluster, tuned to accommodate high read and write throughputs.

Neo4j proved to be the perfect technology to enable Glassdoor's expanded social job search technology, and the ideal choice for managing Glassdoor's connected data. With more than 600 million people in its database, and connections between all of those individuals, Glassdoor now holds one of the world's largest social graphs, giving its members a uniquely large reach.

Neo4j enables companies to harness the power of the Online Recommendations graph by allowing social and professional connections to be represented "as it is" through the mature and agile features of a graph database. Because Glassdoor required the ability to scale to its millions of users, Neo4j is able to offer the power and speed that can accommodate real-time user queries in tandem with the company's growing performance demands.

Executive quotes

"The Neo4j graph database proved the perfect fit for integrating Facebook into the Glassdoor community. As a result we are able to provide a better experience for our members and provide them with real job recommendations."
--Ryan Aylward, SVP and CTO of Glassdoor.

"Glassdoor is the leading online jobs and career community. Glassdoor's innovation in reimagining the job listing business as a social graph search problem is essential to its success at replacing the old static search sites. As the first online job site to let you find jobs through your network of Facebook friends, Glassdoor uses Neo4j to provide real-time job recommendations."
--Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology.

To download a case study highlighting how Glassdoor gets social with Neo4j and access additional information on Recommendation Engines, please visit: http://www.neotechnology.com/recommendation-engines/

Download Neo4j's Social Use Case White Paper here: http://info.neotechnology.com/WPUseCaseSocial.html?casetype=Social

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About Neo Technology
Graphs are everywhere. From websites adding social capabilities to Telco's providing personalized customer services to innovative bioinformatics research, organizations are adopting graph databases as the best way to model and query connected data. Neo Technology researchers have pioneered graph databases since 2000 and have been instrumental in bringing the power of the graph to numerous organizations worldwide, including 25 Global 2000 customers, such as Cisco, Accenture, Deutsche Telekom, and Telenor. Serving customers in production for over a decade, Neo4j is the world's leading graph database with the largest ecosystem of partners and tens of thousands of successful deployments.

Neo Technology is a privately held company funded by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, Sunstone Capital and Conor Venture Partners, and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, and Malaysia. For more information, please visit www.neotechnology.com.

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