Using Neo4j in a cloud environment

In this section, we are going to address a third and alternative way of getting started with the Neo4j graph database management system, that is, by using a cloud solution. As it turns out, you can try out the power of the database solution without even having to go through the previously mentioned steps of installing the product on an operating system of your own. You can just use a "graph as a service" solution; there are multiple providers out there. At the time of writing this, you can use solutions from the following:

  • GrapheneDB.com
  • Heroku
  • GraphAlchemist
  • ElastX
  • Of course, a "roll your own" solution on Amazon Web Services would work just as nicely

Therefore, we are going to explain and illustrate some of the principles ...

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