Release Date: 20 December 2016
Neo4j 3.2.0-alpha01 is an alpha release offering early access to features which are under active development.


  • Introduce lock acquisition timeout
  • Use label scan store by default if possible for schema index population
  • RULE planner in Cypher removed. COST based planner is now default, one and only.
  • Added neo4j-admin version command
  • COMPILED Cypher runtime introduced as experimental feature. Try cypher runtime=compiled profile match (n) return id(n)

Detailed Changes and Docs

For the complete list of all changes, please see the changelog.
Look for 3.2 Developer manual here, and 3.2 Operations manual here.

Using pre-GA early access releases

Pre-GA releases of Neo4j are provided under our User Experience Improvement Program (UXIP), intended for evaluation purposes only. Use of this release 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.

Alpha releases 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).