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Seven Databases in Seven Weeks by Jim R. Wilson, Eric Redmond

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Day 3: Distributed High Availability

We’re going to wrap up our Neo4j investigation by learning how to make Neo4j more attuned to mission-critical uses. We’ll see how Neo4j keeps data stable via ACID-compliant transactions. Then we’ll install and configure a Neo4j high availability (HA) cluster to improve availability when serving high-read traffic. Then we’re going to look into backup strategies to ensure our data remains safe.

Transactions

Neo4j is an Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable (ACID) transaction database, similar to PostgreSQL. This makes it a good option for important data you may have otherwise picked a relational database for. Just like transactions we’ve seen before, Neo4j transactions are all-or-nothing operations. When a ...

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