Graph Databases – Are They Really so New
Even though relational databases have been (and still are) the most widely used database solutions for many years,
there were other database solutions in use before the era of relational databases. One of those solutions were network
databases with the underlying network model, whose characteristics will be presented in detail in this paper. The network
model will be compared to the graph data model used by graph databases, the relatively new category of NoSQL databases
with a growing share in the database market. The similarities and differences will be shown through the implementation of a
simple database using network and graph data model.
Keywords- Network data model, graph data model, nodes, relationships, records, sets.