Does graph database success hang on its query language?
For some time now, SQL has been the de-facto query language for databases. The advent of NoSQL databases in the past few years has led to graph databases gaining wider acceptance. Proponents claim graph is the most natural way to model the world, and every major database vendor today has graph in its arsenal.
Consequently, if we are to view the race for graph database domination as a war, then in this war, query language is a key battle to be won. To illustrate the importance of this battle, just think what kind of power any vendor could have over the industry if they controlled SQL and you will begin to see why the battle for graph query language is important. That is why vendors build their own query languages if they do not control or like any query language.
Click here to read the analysis on the spate of announcements regarding graph databases and query languages over the past couple of weeks.