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Neo4j System Properties

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NameNeo4j
DescriptionOpen source graph database
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score38.45
Rank#21  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websiteneo4j.com
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docs/­developer-manual/­current
DeveloperNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release2007
Current release3.2.1, June 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLno
APIs and other access methodsCypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, active directory)
More information provided by the system vendor
Neo4j
Specific characteristics

Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze and manage highly connected data more efficiently than other databases. Data relationships are first class citizens and can be traversed in constant time without index lookups. That allows even complex queries to deliver results in milliseconds than in minutes. Architected for the property graph model, it provides optimized mechanisms to work with todays complex domains, analysis and use-cases.

Competitive advantages

Neo4j is the only transactional database that combines everything you need for performance and trustability in applications that bring data relationships to the fore: native graph storage, native graph processing, graph scalability, high availability, built-in ETL, and integration support, plus Cypher, a powerful and expressive language for queries using vastly less code than SQL.

Typical application scenarios
Key customers

eBay, Walmart, Cisco, UBS, HP, CenturyLink, Telenor, TomTom, Telia, Comcast, Scripps Interactive Networks, The National Geographic Society, Airbus, Orange, DHS, US Army, Pitney Bowes, Vanguard, Microsoft, IBM, Thomson Reuters, Amadeus Travel, Caterpillar and over 500 startups.  

Market metrics

Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 10 million downloads and Docker pulls, and 250+ enterprise customers, including over 150 Global 2000 companies.

Licensing and pricing models

GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial license is offered by Neo Technology, Inc., and is bundled in Neo4j Enterprise, which includes enterprise features and world-class support. Contact neo4j.com for pricing information.

News

This Week in Neo4j – 18 November 2017
18 November 2017

An In-Depth Graph Analysis of the Paradise Papers
17 November 2017

How to use Kubernetes to quickly deploy Neo4j clusters
15 November 2017

Analyzing the Paradise Papers with Neo4j: A Closer Look at Queries, Data Models & More
13 November 2017

This Week in Neo4j – 11 November 2017
11 November 2017

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Recent citations in the news

How a nerdy Swedish database startup with $80m in funding cracked the Paradise Papers
8 November 2017, Business Insider

New Neo4J platform gives developers a set of tools for building enterprise graph applications
24 October 2017, TechCrunch

Here's the Swedish startup behind the 'Paradise Papers' — which made all hell break loose
7 November 2017, Business Insider

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists uses Neo4j's Native Graph Platform to Unlock Explosive 13 ...
14 November 2017, PR Newswire (press release)

Neo4j Launches Industry-First Native Graph Platform
25 October 2017, eWeek

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