7.3. Database hits (DbHits)

Each operator will send a request to the storage engine to do work such as retrieving or updating data. A database hit is an abstract unit of this storage engine work.

We list below all the actions that trigger one or more database hits:

The presented value can vary slightly depending on the Cypher runtime that was used to execute the query. In the pipelined runtime the number of database hits will typically be higher since it uses a more accurate way of measuring.