Incubating the Next Generation of Graph Developer Tooling
What is Neo4j Labs?
Neo4j Labs is a collection of the latest innovations in graph technology. These projects are designed and developed by the Neo4j team as a way to test functionality and extensions of our product offerings. A project typically either graduates to being maintained as a formal Neo4j project or is deprecated with source made available publicly.
These Labs are supported via the online community. They are actively developed and maintained, but we don't provide any SLAs or guarantees around backwards compatibility and deprecation.
Awesome Procedures on Cypher (APOC)
As the most comprehensive developer toolkit for Neo4j, the APOC library provides a wide range of procedures and functions that make your life as a Neo4j user easier. APOC includes data integration, graph refactoring, data conversion, operational functionality and more.
Having an easy way of loading data from relational databases into Neo4j is one of the first steps many users take. The Neo4j-ETL Tool makes this easy by inferring a graph model from the relational meta model that you can then adapt to fit your needs. Given that transformation, this tool also handles the actual import for you.
Other Active Projects
- Neovis.js, a graph visualization toolkit for the web
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are these safe to use in production?
Current Neo4j Labs projects are being actively worked on by our engineers, and may be rough around the edges, with changing APIs, as they push the edge of the envelope. Therefore, we cannot provide official commercial support for these projects or guarantee longevity. However, some Neo4j customers and users still love the functionality of these projects and choose to continue using them in production environments.
- How do I contribute?
We welcome contributions for those labs which are open source projects. You'll find links to GitHub repositories - feel free to submit PRs. We've also created a discussion category for Labs on community.neo4j.com
- Which Neo4j Labs projects have graduated?
The Neo4j Docker containers started off as a Labs project to explore how well Neo4j would run in a containerized environment. They quickly gained popularity and are heavily used by both Neo4j and customers, so we've graduated them to be officially part of the Neo4j release distribution.
- Which Neo4j Labs projects have been deprecated?
The MongoDB Doc Manager and Cassandra Connector have both been deprecated. The source is still available on GitHub, but we found most developers could accomplish similiar goals by using APOC, Kafka and other technologies.