Release Date: 7 March 2016
Neo4j 3.0.0-M05 is a beta release offering early access to features which are under active development.


  • New record format in Enterprise edition with much higher ID limits + automatic migration from community format!
  • Packaging improvements:
    • All databases now live under the data directory (configurable location) and are mounted by name
    • neo4j info has been removed; use neo4j status instead
    • neo4j-admin script has been introduced
    • console.log is now called neo4j.log
    • messages.log is now called debug.log
    • queries.log is now called query.log
  • Various improvements to import-tool

Known Issues

  • Security updates require Bolt drivers which support authentication

Detailed Changes

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

Using a Milestone

Milestone releases of Neo4j are provided under our User Experience Improvement Program (UXIP), intended for evaluation purposes only. Use of a milestone implies acceptance of the UXIP terms, which include allowing passive reporting about usage. Of course, we would also love to hear active feedback about your experience.

As beta software, milestones are not appropriate for production use. There is no supported upgrade path, and the features and APIs may change before being finalized (hopefully reflecting your feedback).