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Neo4j

Neo4j is a NoSQL graph database management system (DBMS) with more than 400 commercial customers, including Cisco, eBay and LinkedIn. Neo4j is known for its low-code online resources that help educate non-technical potential customers about the uses and benefits of graph databases

The Neo4j database is made available through a GPL3 license in an open-source community edition. The software is written in Java and has closed source extensions for backup. Neo4j can be accessed through transactional HTTP endpoints or with a bolt protocol developed by the company. 

Neo4j's DBMS includes the following components and capabilities:
• Native graph database.
• Graph analytics. 
• Data integration. 
• Cypher graph query language. 
• Data visualization tools for non-technical users.

Watch this introductory video to learn more about Neo4j and graph databases.

This was last updated in December 2019

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