Neo4j vs. MySQL – The Experiment
• For each run of the experiment, a traverser (gremlin) is
placed on a single vertex.
• For each step, the traverser moves to its adjacent
Neo4j (graph database): the adjacent vertices are provided by the
MySQL (relational database): the adjacent vertices are provided by a
• For the experiment, this process goes up to 5 steps.
You can think of a graph traversal, in a graph database, as a local neighborhood JOIN.