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Neo4j Cookbook by Ankur Goel

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Single node installation of Neo4j over Mac OS X

Neo4j is a highly scalable graph database that runs over all the common platforms; it can be used as in a mode and can also be embedded inside applications. The following recipe will show you how to set up a single instance of Neo4j over the OS X operating system.

Getting ready

Perform the following steps to get started with this recipe:

  • Download the binary version of Neo4j from http://www.neo4j.org/download for the Mac OS X platform and the community edition, as shown in the following command:
    $ wget  http://dist.neo4j.org/neo4j-community-2.2.0-M02-unix.tar.gz
    
  • Check whether Java is installed for the operating system or not by typing this over the cmd prompt:
    $ echo $JAVA_HOME
    

    If this command throws ...

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