This Prototype tries to resolve the biggest hurdle of connecting our services together. This is not possible in a sane way using our current approach.
With this Prototype we can explore using the combination of GraphQL and the Neo4j Graph Database for achieving the connected nature of a social graph with better development experience, as we do not need to connect data on our own any more through weird table structures etc.
easier data structure
better connected data
easy to achieve "recommendations" based on actions (relations)
more performant and better to understand API
better API client that uses caching
We still need to evaluate the drawbacks and estimate the development cost of such an approach.