With the general release of Aura Enterprise on Wednesday, Neo4j is offering its first fully-managed cloud graph database designed specifically for large organizations.
The new database is a follow-up for Neo4j, a graph database vendor founded in 2007 and based in San Mateo, Calif. It previously released Aura Professional, a fully managed cloud graph database designed for use by small and medium-sized businesses, in November 2019.
Graph databases enable users to access and use their data in different ways than traditional relational databases. They simplify the connection of data points, allowing them to simultaneously connect with more than one other data point in order to more quickly pull data from disparate sources and speed up the process of turning data into insights.
Common use cases include fraud detection, social networking and generating recommendations.
The new technology
Aura Enterprise is designed to enable organizations to build graph applications at enterprise scale, advancing the capabilities of Aura Professional, which empowered small- and medium-sized business to build their applications. It facilitates the management of large data sets with billions of nodes and relationships for fast data queries, and provides enterprise-grade security with end-to-end encryption and node-level access controls.
As with Aura