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Neo4j in Action

EARLY ACCESS EDITION

Jonas Partner, Aleksa Vukotic, and Nicki Watt

MEAP Began: June 2012
Softbound print: July 2014 (est.) | 350 pages
ISBN: 9781617290763

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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources

Table of Contents         Resources 
PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO NEO4J
  1 A case for Neo4j database - FREE
  2 Starting development with Neo4j - AVAILABLE
  3 The power of traversals - AVAILABLE
  4 Indexing the data - AVAILABLE

PART 2: APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WITH NEO4J
  5 Cypher: Neo4j query language - AVAILABLE
  6 Transactions - AVAILABLE
  7 Traversals in depth - AVAILABLE
  8 Spring Data Neo4j - AVAILABLE

PART 3: NEO4J IN PRODUCTION
  9 Neo4j: embedded versus server mode - AVAILABLE
10 Neo4j in production - AVAILABLE

APPENDIXES
  A Installing Neo4j server - AVAILABLE
  B Setup and running sample code - AVAILABLE
  C Setting up your project to use SDN - AVAILABLE
  D Getting more help - AVAILABLE
 

DESCRIPTION

Databases are easier to develop and use when the structure of your data matches the way you think and talk about them. Neo4j is a new graph database that allows you to persist data more naturally from domains such as social networking and recommendation engines, where representing data as a graph of interconnected nodes is a natural choice. Neo4j significantly outperforms relational databases when querying graph data. It supports large data sets while preserving full transactional database attributes.

Neo4j in Action is a comprehensive guide to Neo4j, aimed mainly at application developers and software architects. Using the hands-on examples, you'll learn to model graph domains naturally with Neo4j graph structures. The book explores the full power of the native Java APIs for graph data manipulation and querying. It also covers Cypher - declarative graph query languages developed specifically for Neo4j. In addition to the native API, this book provides a practical example of integration with popular Spring framework.

Along the way, you'll learn how to efficiently install, setup, and configure Neo4j databases both as standalone servers and in the embedded mode, including performance and memory tuning techniques. You'll work with the recommended tools for maintenance and monitoring of Neo4j database instance and configure Neo4j in High Availability mode in a clustered environment.

WHAT'S INSIDE

No prior experience with graph data or Neo4j required. Knowledge of a programming language like Java and some experience with databases is helpful.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonas Partner is CTO of OpenCredo, a service partner of Neo Technology, and is an expert in solving complex data centric problems. He's coauthor of Spring Integration in Action. Aleksa Vukotic is a data management practice lead at OpenCredo, software architect and developer, agile advocate, author and trainer, and developer on a number of Neo4j projects that leverage the graph data model to solve complex access control list and recommendation engine problems. Nicki Watt is a senior consultant at OpenCredo. Pragmatic, hands on, and techie at heart, she has been involved in the development and delivery of a variety of solutions in architect and development roles, including using Neo4j to solve complicated insight and recommendation engine based problems.

ABOUT THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION

This Early Access version of Neo4j in Action enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online forum.

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