World’s Leading Graph Database Neo4j Recognized for Being Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing


Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced it has been included in the list of ‘Cool Vendors’ in the Cool Vendors in DBMS, 2014 report by Gartner, Inc.

“We believe being named by Gartner as a Cool Vendor is a recognition of Neo’s successes in bringing graph databases to the masses, and to our contributions in creating and growing this amazing new technology category,” said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology. “As the company that invented the modern graph database, our commitment remains the same today as it always has been: to continue to innovate, and to enable companies and individuals in every industry to make sense of connected data.”

According to the report, “Applications no longer default to a relational DBMS (RDBMS) as the data store of choice. Data management constraints are being rationalized based on workload and business case. And vendors are responding by introducing innovative DBMSs capable of handling large data volumes in new ways or by optimizing existing products and processes.”

Neo Technology’s growing customer base reflects a shift from the relational DBMS model to graph databases to gather 360-degree intelligence that ultimately drives better business decisions. Trusted by graph innovators around the world for a wide variety of projects, graphs are now recognized as playing an important role in solving a lot of seemingly intractable technology problems across a broad spectrum of industries and use cases. Today, Neo Technology’s clients range from large retailers including eBay and Walmart, to world leading Telcos such as Telenor Group, HP, and Cisco, to financial services, healthcare, media and gaming companies, and many others.

Graphs Are Eating the World (and so is Neo4j)

Over the past year, Neo4j has received consistent analyst recognition, including being named as a ‘Who’s Who in NoSQL DBMSs’ by Gartner, one of ‘10 Companies and Technologies to Watch in 2013’ by Robin Bloor of the Bloor Group, inclusion in the ‘21 NoSQL Innovators to Look for in 2020’ list by Gary MacFadden of Wikibon, “2014 Technology of the Year” from InfoWorld, as well as notable product awards from AlwaysOn, CRN, DTBA and others.

Neo4j is ranked as the world’s leading graph database by database monitoring site DB-Engines, who also observe that graph databases are also growing in popularity faster than any other segment in the database space. According to the firm, “When we look at how much various categories of database management systems increased their popularity last year, Graph DBMSs are the clear winner with more than 250 percent increase.”

¹ Gartner ‘Cool Vendors in DBMS, 2014’ by Nick Heudecker and Merv Adrian, April 10, 2014.

² Gartner ‘Who’s Who in NoSQL DBMSs’ by Nick Heudecker and Merv Adrian, August 23, 2013.

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About Neo Technology

Graphs are everywhere. From websites adding social capabilities to Telcos providing personalized customer services, to innovative bioinformatics research, organizations are adopting graph databases as the best way to model and query connected data. Neo Technology researchers pioneered the first graph databases back in 2000, and have been instrumental in bringing the power of the graph to numerous organizations worldwide, including 40 Global 2000 customers, such as Cisco, Accenture, Telenor, eBay and Walmart. Serving customers in production for over a decade, Neo4j is the world’s leading graph database with the largest ecosystem of partners and tens of thousands of successful deployments.

According to DB-Engines, Neo4j dominates the fastest growing category in all data management. Neo Technology is a privately held company funded by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, Sunstone Capital and Conor Venture Partners, and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, France, and Malaysia. For more information, please visit


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