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January SSUG Meeting

  • In-Person @ 503 West Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:00 (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • Language: English
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This month we will start at 5:30 with free food and networking. At 6:00 we'll have some quick announcements, our 101 session and then start our main presentation. After the presentations, we move to the hotel bar for more networking. Two drink tickets are provided by the club for the after hours networking. We are looking for some 101 speakers throughout the year. The goal is two part: one is to share knowledge within the group and two is to get new people up in front of the group. If you are interested please email Mark Tillman our VP of Events at

Featured Presentation:

Graph Database Theory and Query

Paul Nielsen, Tejon Technologies Founder Tejon Technologies

Graph databases are the new hot database category. It’s a database with flexible relationships instead of tables and foreign keys that excels in application that are driven by multiple types of relationships. They are typically recognized by the graphical node / connection view of data. The most popular graph database is Neo4J - a structureless no-sql database that uses a query language called Cypher. Microsoft’s SQLGraph is currently in Private Preview. TejpnDB is a hybrid object-Relational Graph database. In this session I’ll explain the theory and the design patterns of graph databases, when to use a graph database, and the pros and cons of a graph database. Demos will include TejonDB and Neo4J.

About Paul:
Paul Nielsen was the author of SQL Server 2008 Bible and a 12x Data Platform MVP (2004 - 2016). He is currently the founder of Tejon Technologies and is the chair of Colorado Springs Startup Week.