Release Date: 14 June 2016

Neo4j 3.0.3 is a maintenance release, with important improvements.


  • Miscellaneous Cypher performance improvements
  • Consistency checker and backup tools now automatically detected store format
  • Decrease default sampling size gathering statistics for non-unique indexes, and introduced configuration setting to tweak this value
  • Reintroduced read locks on property reads and introduced fix for very rare decoding bug with dynamic records to resolve known issues in 3.0.2

Detailed Changes

For the complete list of all changes, please see the changelog.


Note:Upgrading to this version of Neo4j may change the internal ids of relationships, which can invalidate any manually maintained relationship references whether in an external system or stored within Neo4j as a property value. Plan to verify and recreate any such storage after the upgrade.

Please read the upgrading section of the Neo4j Operations Manual for details.