Jorrit van der Ven

Software Engineer



Never use a graph database!


Jorrit is an experienced Kotlin Hipster at JDriven, where he’s currently trying to find the most sustainable container shipping routes for Routescanner.com. When he’s not behind a keyboard he loves running, brewing beer and sharing his knowledge.


… except when you should. :)

Have you ever used a graph database? Probably not, and with good reason. For most projects a plain-old relational database is simply the best choice. Still, on my current project at Routescanner we’ve chosen to use a graph database and with great success. In this talk I’ll show you why it was the best option for us, when you should consider using one as well, and most importantly, when you should never use a graph database.