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August 28

15:00 UTC   Start Times Around the World


Visualizing Graphs
Held on August 28, 2018

In this session, we showed how to visualize graphs – a powerful, intuitive way to interact with data. Using open source tools like Cytoscape or third party tools, you have several choices on how to visualize and interact with graphs from Oracle Database and big data platforms. Albert discussed why graph visualization is so powerful and how to get started, and Gaby showed a demo of all the steps, using a data set of banks and customer accounts.


00:00 – Welcome, the story so far. Jean recaps previous sessions (graph intro, architecture, use cases)
08:25 –Visualizing graphs - Albert shows the “why and how”
08:25 Ways that graph visualization brings powerful new insights about your data.
11:40 – Libraries and third party tools you can use for visualization (Tom Sawyer, Linkurious)
13:00 – Cytoscape, an open source tool for graph analysis and visualization. Where to download it, how to get started using it with Oracle Database, and using it to manipulate, visualize, and query your graphs.
20:50 – Demo - Gaby shows how to use Cytoscape to visualize banks and customer accounts.
20:50 - Load data, label vertices, run graph queries, create visual mapping rules
29:00 - Use Cytoscape to execute graph analysis such as pagerank, community detection algorithms (label propagation, WCC, group by property)
33:15 - Execute PGQL queries in Cytoscape, identify top influencers, get shortest path
43:00 – Resources, quick preview of Oracle OpenWorld / Code One 2018, and wrapup

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Your Experts

Albert Godfrind
Albert Godfrind, Spatial and Graph Solutions Architect    
25 years of experience in designing, developing, and deploying IT applications. What I do: evangelizing the use of graphs and spatial information to Analytics, BI and GIS communities across Europe, consulting with partners and customers, speaking at conferences, and designing and delivering in-depth technical training. I am also one of the authors of the first book on Oracle Spatial: Pro Oracle Spatial - The essential guide to developing spatially enabled business applications.
Gabriela Montiel-Moreno
Gabriela Montiel-Moreno, Software Developer Manager Oracle MDC    
Gabriela Montiel Moreno is a Software Developer Manager for Graph Technologies team at Oracle Mexico Development Center. Her main focus is the development of features for the Data Access Layer of the Property Graph Support in both Oracle Database and Oracle Big Data. She received her Master in Computer Science from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico where she focused her research in applications for autonomic data integration based on semantics. Her research interests include Semantic Web technologies, data integration, autonomic computing, user experience, and computational logic.
Jean Ihm
Jean Ihm, Product Manager    
Jean Ihm is a product manager for Oracle's spatial and graph technologies for database, big data, and cloud platforms. She interacts with customers and partners worldwide, works on product release activities, engages with presales, and helps organize user events. She serves as Oracle liaison to the Spatial and Graph SIG user group, and is a member of the BIWA conference committee. She received a bachelor's degree from MIT, and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is based at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores, California.