The release of Neo4j 3.0 earlier this year was packed with speed, flexibility, and efficiency. The first detail to note is that enterprise customers have the opportunity to choose to use a new storage driver that removes the address space limit of 34 billion nodes. Chances are this doesn’t apply to you, but if you need to plan on massive growth and are questioning Neo4j as a viable option, this should calm some of your concerns.
You’ll also have the option to use the new Bolt binary protocol instead of the HTTP API to squeeze every last drop of efficiency out of your network. From an operations standpoint, you’ll be relieved to hear that you no longer have to juggle a handful of properties files. As of this release, all properties files have been consolidated into a single location to enable easier management of deployments, whether they’re in your datacenter, in the cloud, or running locally for development. There’s even more packed into this release, so check out the release notes and grab a copy to play with.