Get started with Neo4j

There are a number of options on how to get started with Neo4j, and your choice depends upon your needs and goals. Each option allows you to explore different possibilities of the Neo4j ecosystem.

For all available options on how to get started with Neo4j, see

First steps with Neo4j

  • Neo4j AuraDB is a fully managed cloud service and a good place to start for anyone interested in graph technologies.
    Besides the free option, you can select the subscription plan that suits you best.
    At the moment, AuraDB provides a few example datasets to help you learn more about graph databases and graph query language, Cypher.

    If you are a data scientist, you might be interested in Neo4j AuraDS, a graph data science platform as a fully managed cloud service. You get access to more than 65 pretuned graph algorithms.

  • Neo4j Sandbox provides a number of example datasets that can help you to learn more about Neo4j graph database and Cypher queries applied to a specific use case.

    All databases are grouped into two categories:

    • for developers

    • for data scientists

    You can also select a blank sandbox and populate it with your own data.

  • Neo4j Desktop is one of the ways to set up an environment for developing an application with Neo4j and Cypher. Download Neo4j Desktop from and follow the installation instructions for your operating system.
    You get the opportunity to try all the graph applications, which are available in our Graph Apps Gallery.

If you need an Enterprise Edition, visit the Neo4j Pricing page where you can get all necessary instructions and contacts.

Neo4j documentation

All the official documentation is available at

Documentation homepage is designed to make your journey across all Neo4j products comfortable and pleasant.

That is where you find reference documentation to all components of the Neo4j Graph Data Platform. Guides are grouped by categories. In the leftside navigation bar you see:

If the officical documentation is not enough, you can refer to the aforementioned Resources:

  • Documentation Archive — docsets for earlier releases are available here.

  • PDF library — if you need, you can download PDF-versions of our documentation. Follow the link for a full list of all available PDFs.

Labs menu at the top contains the list of all Neo4j Labs projects, which are designed and developed as a way to extend and test functionality of the Neo4j Graph Data Platform. The Labs projects are supported via the Neo4j Community, and we cannot provide any commercial support for them or guarantee backwards compatibility.

At the top on the right side, you find the drop-down menu Get Help with the following choices:

  • Community Forum — for learning and guidance.

  • Discord Chat — a live chat environment for communicating with other Neo4j users (requires signup).

  • Knowledge Base — troubleshooting articles written by developers for developers on how to solve issues both for Community ans Enterprise Editions.

  • Neo4j Developer Blog — Neo4j channel on Medium platform for deep dives into technical topics and announcements of new products, releases.

  • Neo4j Videos — a link to the Neo4j channel on YouTube.

The blue button Get Started in the upper right hand corner allows you to access:

  • Neo4j AuraDB page, where you can choose AuraDB plan that best suits your needs.

  • Neo4j Sandbox.

  • Neo4j Desktop download page.

If you click the button Get Started, you are redirected to the AuraDB page.