Splunk is great, but Elasticsearch is fully open source and works equally well in this case. So here I’ll show you how to get started.
I started looking at Neo4j and thought: I need to write a simple but non-trivial application to really try it out. Something with lots of nodes and relationships. I need to find a large dataset that I can import into a graph database.
To my delight, I found that Wikipedia provides database dumps for download. That serves my purpose beautifully: I can represent each wiki page as a node, and the links between pages as relationships. Continue reading