Structr – A CMS Implementation based on a Graph Database

A session at NoSQL matters 2012

Tuesday 29th May, 2012

2:45pm to 3:30pm (CET)

This session offers a close look at the implementation and benefits of utilizing a graph database, namely Neo4j, to serve as a CMS back-end. As we will see, the classic CMS ORM approach has several drawbacks, such as the inherent complexity of mapping CMS content to tables, or the inflexibility of relational databases for semi-structured CMS data. Graph databases address these challenges by directly storing CMS data as a graph structure in a natural and trivial way, and allowing to alter the CMS schema at runtime. Along with a live Demonstration the talk will provide a short introduction of general CMS use-cases and requirements, and will cover the specific strategy and data model used to build open-source CMS structr, which can be applied to other cases as well.

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Axel Morgner

Founder of @structr, dad, husband, hacker, physicist, public speaker and author. bio from Twitter

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Time 2:45pm3:30pm CET

Date Tue 29th May 2012



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