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Neo4j Announces General Availability of its Next-Generation Graph Database Neo4j 5
November 16, 2022 News


Neo4j, the leader in graph technology, has announced the general availability of Neo4j 5, the next-generation cloud-ready graph database. Neo4j 5 widens the performance lead of native graphs over traditional databases while providing easier scale-out and scale-up across any deployment, whether on-premises, in the cloud, hybrid, or multi-cloud. The result empowers organisations to create and deploy intelligent applications at large scale and achieve greater value from their data more quickly.

“Graph technology adoption is accelerating as organisations seek better ways to leverage connections in data to solve complex problems at scale,” said Nik Vora, Vice President, Asia Pacific, at Neo4j. “We designed Neo4j 5 to deliver the type of scalability, agility, and performance that enable organisations to push the envelope on what’s possible for their data and their business.”

Neo4j 5’s specific benefits include:

  1. Query language improvements and up to 1000x faster query performance. New syntax makes it even easier to write complex pattern-matching queries. Improvements in indexes, query planning, and runtime make Neo4j 5 the fastest implementation ever. For example, multi-hop queries can now be executed up to 1000x faster than Neo4j 4. These improvements are above and beyond the already exponentially faster Neo4j’s graph results over traditional databases. Together, these benefits enable more real-time results at scale.
  2. Automated scale-out across hundreds of machines, enabling self-managed customers to grow and handle a massive number of queries with little manual effort and significantly less infrastructure cost. This benefit is achieved via new and enhanced features like Autonomous Clustering and Fabric, enabling organisations to efficiently operate very large graphs and scale out in any environment. Neo4j 5 also automates the allocation and reassignment of computing resources.
  3. Continuous updates across all deployments, whether in the cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid, or on-prem. Neo4j 5 ensures ongoing compatibility between self-managed and Aura workloads managed by Neo4j. In addition, a new tool called Neo4j Ops Manager provides a unified single pane for easy monitoring and management of global deployments, giving customers full control over their environments.

Neo4j 5 is available for download at and on AWS, Azure, and GCP Marketplaces.

Neo4j 5 Performance Lead Sets a New Industry Bar

More than 1,300 organisations trust Neo4j’s technology to power mission-critical applications while maintaining performance, security and data integrity. Neo4j 5 extends the company’s leadership even further at a time when graph adoption is exploding.  

“Switching to Neo4j was a huge win for us,” said David Fox, Senior Software Engineer at Adobe and Co-founder and Engineering Lead at devRant. “We’ve seen significant performance improvements and a great reduction in complexity, storage and infrastructure costs. Staff now focus on improving the infrastructure, versus spending time frustratingly micro-managing it.”

To learn more about Neo4j 5, visit the Neo4j 5 web page, read “Scale New Heights with Neo4j 5 Graph Database,” or register for the following sessions at the upcoming online developer conference NODES 2022: “What’s New in Neo4j 5 and Aura 5 for Developers” and “Introducing Neo4j 5 for Administrators.”