The Right Tools for the Job

By: Katana Graph

April 08, 2022

The Right Tools for the Job

As graphs become more available and easier to work with, enterprises are beginning to identify several common, consistent challenges as graph problems.

As with most things tech, tooling has evolved to address these problems, and as with most things complex, graphs introduce a number of abstractions and different computational requirements. Brute force tools work well on small-scale graph problems, but with the rapid expansion of data collection, the time spent using brute force methods on massive datasets can require unwieldy amounts of resources and the processing time can outlast the window of opportunity.

Trying to solve graph problems with inadequate tools is like using a crescent wrench as a hammer; the user is still driving a nail in by smacking it with a slab of metal, but a hammer is more efficient. Of course, if one has never heard of a hammer, a crescent wrench is a fabulous tool for driving nails. Using outdated or ill-suited technologies to solve modern problems leads to frustration and missed opportunities for critical decisions resulting in inefficiencies and lost opportunities.

As small graph problems evolve into massive graph problems, technology that is adequate for small-scale solutions becomes less and less useful. Most available graph technology works in a native setting, with one machine handling all resources to solve the problem. At Katana Graph, we separate compute resources from storage resources, easily allowing multiple machines to work in tandem to process large-scale data. This parallelization of tasks and distribution of resources significantly reduces the timeframe between asking complex questions and receiving the answer, regardless of the size of a customer’s dataset.

Where previous technologies have been limited by computing performance or size of datasets, Katana Graph steps in with highly scalable technology that can distribute resources across hundreds of machines to quickly solve problems with precision and accuracy.

At Katana Graph, we work closely with customers to characterize their data challenges and identify new ways to make massive data work for them with decentralized workloads for graph query, analytics, mining, and AI. This toolset enables a new era of rich applications and insights never before possible, supporting business-critical decisions that set them apart from the competition.

Whether structured or unstructured data, Katana Graph can greatly improve the insights and opportunities uncovered from your organization’s data. Click to schedule a meeting.

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