Neo4j 4.0: The Graph Database for a New Decade
Neo4j 4.0 is the most significant release in the graph technology market to date. Built on Neo4j's proven native graph foundation, 4.0 delivers these key capabilities:
- Unlimited Scalability
- Granular Security
- Operational Agility
- Reactive Architecture
Neo4j 4.0 provides horizontal scaling. Organizations with the most extreme scaling needs now benefit from Neo4j’s minutes-to-milliseconds performance advantage over relational and NoSQL databases, untethered by data volume restrictions.
With Neo4j 4.0, developers and administrators now have more control over access to data for security and privacy purposes. These granular security controls ensure that only the appropriate users have access to sensitive data, opening up potential new graph use cases in areas such as patient information in medical research.
Neo4j 4.0 adds multi-database capabilities with separation of data, allowing multiple databases to be run inside a single Neo4j cluster. This provides significant operational efficiency, security and agility for B2B SaaS multi-tenancy, development convenience and regulatory compliance.
Reactive systems are defined as being responsive, resilient, elastic and message-driven to deliver maximum scalability and performance. Neo4j 4.0 empowers developers by providing them with full control over how their applications interact with the database, including robust data pipelines, streaming data, machine learning and more.
The modern application development process puts a premium on velocity, which is why ease-of-use and flexibility for developers have become as critical as performance for database platforms. One of the ways this is achieved is by avoiding the need for cumbersome data abstractions to translate between business needs and relational schemas. Graph databases are a canonical example of this, and Neo4j remains one of the pioneers of the category committed to bringing the benefits of graphs to a wide variety of customer types and use cases.”Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst at RedMonk
The unmatched scalability of Neo4j 4.0 lends itself to emerging AI and machine learning use cases, which require graphs to scale reliably across massive datasets to give learning applications context and to make AI more explainable. In addition, the ability to apply fine-grained security on nodes and relationships in a flexible way will have immediate impact across a broad range of use cases.”Michal Bachman, CEO of GraphAware
At albelli, we regularly deal with petabytes of data, and we are most excited about the new scalability features in Neo4j 4.0. The ability to horizontally scale with the new sharding and federation features, alongside Neo4j’s optimal scale-up architecture, enables us to grow our graph database without barriers. Neo4j factored our requirements into their latest release — a mark of a great vendor and a graph database designed for the future.”Josh Marcus, Chief Technology Officer at albelli