Neo4j: Generic/Vague relationship names

Written by Mark Needham, originally posted on His Blog An approach to modelling that I often see while working with Neo4j users is creating very generic relationships (e.g. HAS, CONTAINS, IS) and filtering on a relationship property or on a… Learn More »

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GraphGist of the Week: July 28 – August 1

GraphGist: Modeling Food Recommendations We take great pride in our community of out-of-this-world graphistas. Every week members new and old show off their Cypher-prowess through GraphGists – Asciidoc files rendered in our browser. Every week we like to highlight one… Learn More »

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Understanding How Neo4j Cypher Queries are Evaluated

There are many ways to store and manage data within a Neo4j graph database. When Neo4j 2.0 launched late last year we had an entirely new browser experience for interacting with graphs. The graph visualization from the return results of… Learn More »

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Let Graph-dom Ring! Four GraphDB Reads for the Fourth of July

Celebrate American independence and freedom from table structures with these four blog posts. Happy Fourth of July and happy graphDB reading from the Neo4j team!   Blog: Hierarchical Pattern Recognition by Kenny Bastani Blog: Neo4j: Set Based Operations with the experimental… Learn More »

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Graph Gist Winter Challenge Winners

To be honest, we were blown away.When starting this challenge we were really excited and curious about the results. But what YOU created and submitted is just impressive.We received 65 submissions in the 10+ categories. Well done! Make sure to… Learn More »

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The first GraphGist Challenge completed

We’re happy to announce the results of the first GraphGist challenge.Anders NawrothFirst of all, we want to thank all participants for their great contributions. We were blown away by the high quality of the contributions. Everyone has put in a… Learn More »

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Summer Release – Neo4j 2.0 Milestone 4

Perfectly suited for your summer holiday exploration, we are proud to present the Neo4j 2.0 Milestone 4 release (2.0.0-M04).In working towards a major 2.0 release with some outstanding new functionality, this milestone contains many beneficial and necessary changes, some of… Learn More »

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Graph Databases and Software Metrics & Analysis

This is the first in a series of blog posts that discuss the usage of a graph database like Neo4j to store, compute and visualize a variety of software metrics and other types of software analytics (method call hierarchies, transitive… Learn More »

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Neo4j 1.9 General Availability Announcement!

After over a year of R&D, five milestone releases, and two release candidates, we are happy to release Neo4j 1.9 today! It is available for download effective immediately. And the latest source code is available, as always, on Github.The 1.9… Learn More »

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Gmail Email analysis with Neo4j – and spreadsheets

A bunch of different graphistas have pointed out to me in recent months that there is something funny about Graphs and email. Specifically, about graphs and email analysis. From my work in previous years at security companies, I know that… Learn More »

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Neo4j 1.9.M05 released – wrapping up

Hi all,We are very proud to announce the next milestone of the Neo4j 1.9 release cycle. This time, we have been trying to introduce as few big changes as possible and instead concentrate on things that make the production environment… Learn More »

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Importing data into Neo4j – the spreadsheet way

I am sure that many of you are very technical people, very knowledgeable about all things Java, Dr. Who and many other things – but I in case you have ever met me, you would probably have noticed that I… Learn More »

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Neo4j Milestone 1.9.M04 released

Today we’re happy to announce Neo4j 1.9.M04, the next milestone on our way to the Neo4j 1.9 release.For this milestone we have worked on further improvements in Cypher, resolving several issues and continued to improve performance.Something many users has asked for is Scala… Learn More »

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Why the most important part of Facebook Graph Search is “Graph”

You’ve heard the news: Facebook has announced a new offering called Graph Search. Use of graph technologies has been growing over the last few years, and there’s been quite the buzz around graph databases of late. We believe that Graph… Learn More »

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Fun with Beer – and Graphs

I make no excuses: My name is Rik van Bruggen and I am a salesperson. I think it is one of the finest and nicest professions in the world, and I love what I do. I love it specifically, because… Learn More »

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Batchinsert, Auto-indexing and friend recommendation with Neo4j

This is a guest blog by Amit Gupta, following a discussion on a Neo4j discussion forum.Get introduced to your friend of friendsThere was this interesting problem that I had encountered, where I had to find (in a facebook like graph… Learn More »

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Neo4j 1.8.1 – Stability and (Cypher) Performance

The latest stable version of Neo4j is an important milestone in terms of stability and performance.We push boundaries on every major release, for the maintenance release we worked on feedback from customers and addressed some of the issues they have… Learn More »

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Neo4j 1.9 M02 – Under the Hood

We have been working hard over the last weeks to tune and improve many aspects in the Neo4j internals, to deliver an even faster, more stable and less resource intensive graph database in this 1.9.M02 milestone release. Those efforts span… Learn More »

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Cypher Webinar Follow Up

Neo4j-[:LOVES]->CypherWebinar Follow-Up Thanks to everyone for attending the webinar, I was thrilled about the attendance and the great discussions in the chat. As promised we publish this follow-up post to address questions that were not answered and provide a convenient… Learn More »

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Wanted: Your Help in Testing Neo4j JDBC Driver

Help us testing the Cypher-JDBC-Driver Update The results that our awesome community provided in testing the driver are available. As many of you know Rickard Öberg did a lab project last December developing a first prototype of a JDBC driver… Learn More »

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Cypher – A view from a recovering SQL DBA

Through the eyes of a SQL master, Cypher looks different yet somehow familiar. In this humorous and insightful blog post, Andrés Taylor guides you along the mental shift required to grok querying Neo4j. Through progressive examples, he presents SQL queries… Learn More »

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Neo4j Labs: Heroku, Neo4j and Google Spreadsheet in 10min. Flat.

Hi all,Last Friday, we were all labbing again – the best day of the week.I didn’t have much time so I decided to try to produce a screencast that would measure the time required to go from nothing to flash… Learn More »

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Neo4j 1.4 M05 – “Kiruna Stol” Midsummer Celebration

Update: Possible corruption issue foundDuring testing for our forthcoming GA release, we discovered a possible corruption bug in this milestone. Although it’s fine to use to learn the new APIs, it’s not recommended for production use. If you really need… Learn More »

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