There’s no universal truth in pricing – it’s best to start from a good guess and then test as much as possible.
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Neo4j is a high-performance graph engine with all the features of a mature and robust database. The programmer works with an object-oriented, flexible network structure rather than with strict and static tables — yet enjoys all the benefits of a fully transactional, enterprise-strength database. For many applications, Neo4j offers performance improvements on the order of 1000x or more compared to relational DBs.
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Using the Actor Model together with Software Transactional Memory we raise the abstraction level and provide a better platform to build correct concurrent and scalable applications.
For fault-tolerance we adopt the “Let it crash” / “Embrace failure” model which have been used with great success in the telecom industry to build applications that self-heal, systems that never stop.
Graham calls everyone’s attention to the whiteboard, where a timeline labeled “The Process” depicts the steps that every entrepreneur must navigate on the way to building a successful startup. It looks like a mountain range, climbing and falling as it enumerates a series of small victories and crushing setbacks: The TechCrunch of Initiation, Wearing Off of Novelty, Trough of Sorrow, Releases of Improvement, Wiggles of False Hope, and finally an upward slope climbing to the Promised Land, where Acquisition of Liquidity awaits.
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Meetin.gs is a new approach to organize meetings online. It lets you create agendas, share notes and materials, and integrates with a number of different web services. That means people actually know what is going on when they go to meetings.