Neo4j 5 Graph Database Supports Automated Scaling and Deployment Interoperability

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MMS Srini Penchikala

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Graph NoSQL database Neo4j version 5 supports query language and performance improvements, automated scale-up and scale-out capabilities, and cross-platform deployment interoperability. Neo4j team announced last week the general availability (GA) of latest product release of the graph database.

The specifics of new features in the latest release include:

Query language and performance improvements: The graph performance offers query language and runtime improvements that result in faster execution of longer and complex queries, enabling real-time results. New query syntax makes it easier to write pattern-matching queries. Improvements in indexes, query planning, and runtime also contribute to a better performance. Multi-hop queries can now be executed faster than the previous versions of Neo4j.

Automated scaling across machines: Self-managed customers can scale-up or scale-out their apps across several machines with no manual effort and less infrastructure cost. This benefit is achieved via features like Autonomous Clustering and Fabric, enabling organizations to operate large graphs and scale out in any environment. The new clustering infrastructure decouples servers from databases, improving scalability and cloud-readiness. Neo4j 5 also automates the allocation and reassignment of computing resources. These scaling capabilities are available across different deployments like: on-premise, cloud, hybrid, or multi cloud.

Fabric technology is used to improve the setting and management of sharded and federated databases with dynamic compositions of databases. The latest release includes a new interface called composite databases to administer Fabric databases.

Interoperability and continuous updates across deployments: Neo4j 5 ensures ongoing compatibility between self-managed and Aura workloads managed by Neo4j. A new tool called Neo4j Ops Manager (NOM) can be used for monitoring and management of global deployments, giving customers control over their environments. Neo4j Ops Manager UI console gives operators the administrative control and a view of operational metrics across databases, instances, and clusters.

Neo4j 5 is available for download on the website and on AWS, Azure, and GCP marketplaces. To learn more about the latest release offernigs, checkout their main web page, Neo4j Community, or read the blog post summarizing the new features.

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