Release Date: 21 December 2022
Neo4j 4.4.16 is a maintenance release with many important improvements and fixes.


  • Initial checkpoint file version selection
  • Bump jettison to 1.5.3


  • Introduced eagerness for overlap between writing a property and property function reads.
  • Fixing security issues
  • Fixes problems where Cypher queries with DELETE inside CALL would not return correct results. The fix was to insert a missing Eager operator.


  • Update netty to 4.1.86-Final to address CVE-2022-41881 and CVE-2022-41915


  • Fix sysinfo depending on setting missing in 5.0
  • Improve messaging around startup of newly created database
  • fix northwind data not loading properly due to https redirect
  • support connecting to cluster members missing default database


  • Docker image will warn if password length is less than 8 characters before attempting to start Neo4j database.

4.4 Operations manual