Neo4j is a high-performance, NOSQL graph database with features of a mature and robust database.
In this neo4j tutorial, we shall provide easy steps to install a simple neo4j community edition on azure without using neo4j Enterprise high availability features which we shall cover in a different post.
For purpose of this tutorial we have targeted azure virtual machines, however similar steps shall be required on any other cloud stack:
1.) Create a new Azure VM . OS chosen for this neo4j tutorial:Ubuntu 12.04
2.) Open Enpoint 7474
3.) Install Open JRE
#sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre-headless –y
4.) Get neo4j Community version
5.) Extract it
#tar -xvzf neo4j-community-1.8-unix.tar.gz
6.) In neo4j-community-1.8/conf/neo4j-server.properties
Uncomment the line “org.neo4j.server.webserver.address=0.0.0.0 “ this will allow access from external networks
7.) Start neo4j
You can see the neo4j Server running at :
To install as a service please use the following command
# sudo neo4j-community-1.8.RC1/bin/neo4j install
# sudo /etc/init.d/neo4j-service start
Similar to Neo4j installation on azure, this can be done also on any Linux distro on AWS, open stack or even on physical machines.