Neo4j on Azure

You can deploy a Neo4j standalone server or a cluster on Azure directly from the Azure Marketplace or by using the Neo4j Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template hosted on GitHub.

The Azure Marketplace represents a straightforward method to deploy Neo4j on a VM instance in Azure.

Both Neo4j Enterprise Edition v5 and v4.4 can be deployed from the Neo4j Enterprise Edition listing on the Azure Marketplace.

In addition to the Azure Marketplace listing, Neo4j provides an ARM template, which can be customized to meet more complex use cases. This template is hosted in a public GitHub repository and can be found at Neo4j ARM template on GitHub.

Neo4j ARM template

ARM is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) service that tells Azure how to deploy a set of interrelated resources.

The Neo4j ARM template has the following properties:

  • Virtual Machine Size: Select the VM size for the machine(s) that will host your deployment.

  • Node count: Specify the number of desired Neo4j servers depending on whether you want to deploy a standalone or a cluster.

  • Disk Size: The disk size for a Neo4j server.

  • Optionally install Graph Data Science (GDS). It requires a license key to be provided.

  • Optionally install Bloom. It requires a license key to be provided.

Deploy Neo4j from the Azure Marketplace

Deploy a Neo4j Enterprise cluster from the Azure Marketplace following the interactive prompts.

It is recommended to create a new resource group to hold the artifacts of your deployment.

At the end of the deployment process, Azure runs a validation. If the validation fails, it might be because you have chosen VMs that are too large and exceed your Azure quota.

Verify that Neo4j is running

When the Neo4j deployment completes, navigate to the Outputs tab and copy the Neo4j Browser URL.

az neo4j url

Then, in a web browser, paste the URL to open Neo4j Browser, where you can use the credentials that you specified to log into Neo4j.

az neo4j service

Clean up the resources and remove your deployment

You can remove the infrastructure by deleting the resource group you created as part of the deployment.