About Neo4j Licenses

Neo4j is an open source project, whose source and copyright is owned and maintained by Neo4j, Inc.

This page is intended to clarify the licenses and terms under which Neo4j is made available. If you want to learn more about Neo4j editions, please visit Neo4j Editions.

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Neo4j Community Edition

Neo4j Community is a fully featured, best-in-class graph database that uses the GPL v3 license. We chose GPL because it means that Neo4j Community Edition can be used for free with your project: whether in the cloud or behind the firewall. If you’re building an application that accesses a Neo4j database running inside your organization (or on any personal device), then you are free to use Community Edition, whether or not your software is closed source. Download Neo4j →

Neo4j Enterprise Edition

Neo4j Enterprise is designed for commercial deployments where scale and availability are important. To use Neo4j Enterprise, select the licensing option that best matches your needs:

    Neo4j Commercial License

    Use of Neo4j Enterprise by closed-source software applications requires a commercial license, offered under a subscription agreement. In addition to granting the right to use the software as part of a closed-source project, it also includes world-class support, and commercial backing by Neo4j, Inc. Learn more→

    Neo4j Developer License

    Neo4j Desktop is the new mission control center for Developers. It’s free with registration, and it includes a free development license for Enterprise Edition allowing you to use Neo4j Enterprise on your local desktop for developing applications. It will also connect to your production servers, an installer for the graph algorithms and eventually also install other components like APOC or upgrade Java. Download Neo4j Desktop Now→

    Neo4j Evaluation License

    Users seeking to evaluate Neo4j Enterprise Edition may do so under an Evaluation License. This provides the full set of Enterprise Edition features for a trial period in commericial use. Evaluations typically include not just software, but expert assistance from Neo4j to help you get your project successfully off the ground.