[Neo4j] Neo4j 1.2 is released

Gian Luca Farina Perseu farinaperseu at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 23:01:24 CET 2010

That's great !

A Happy New Year to all the Neo4j team members !

Gian Luca Farina Perseu
21Style / www.21-style.com

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 10:30 PM, Tobias Ivarsson
<tobias.ivarsson at neotechnology.com> wrote:
> Happy new year — happy new Neo4j version!
> The Neo4j team is happy to announce version 1.2 of the Neo4j graph database.
> Building on the line of milestone releases of Neo4j, version 1.2 contains
> only a few minor bug fixes over 1.2.M06, and should be very stable. The
> official announcement has been posted here:
> http://www.dzone.com/links/neo4j_12_final_prtporter.html
> If you like this version, please vote for the article on DZone, and share
> the link with your friends and colleagues.
> We would like to thank everyone on this mailing list, and all of our
> customers, who provided the bug reports, feedback, suggestions and patches
> that made this release what it is. You've already given us a lot of great
> ideas for the road ahead, but keep them coming, let's make Neo4j even better
> together!
> Your next stop, for downloading this version of Neo4j, is:
> http://neo4j.org/download
> The main new features in Neo4j 1.2 compared to Neo4j 1.1 are:
> * The Neo4j Server
> The Neo4j standalone server builds upon the RESTful API that was
> pre-released for Neo4j 1.1. The server provides a complete stand alone Neo4j
> graph database experience, making it easy to access Neo4j from any
> programming language or platform. Some of you have already provided great
> client libraries for languages such as Python, Ruby, PHP, the .Net stack and
> more. Links and further information about client libraries can be found at:
> http://www.delicious.com/neo4j/drivers
> * Neo4j High Availability
> The High Availability feature of Neo4j provides an easy way to set up a
> cluster of graph databases. This allows for read scalability and tolerates
> faults in any of the participating machines. Writes are allowed to any
> machine, but are synchronized with a slight delay across all of them.
> High Availability in Neo4j is still in quite an early stage of its evolution
> and thus still have a few limitations. While it provides scalability for
> read load, write operations are slightly slower. Adding new machines to a
> cluster still requires some manual work, and very large transactions cannot
> be transmitted across machines. These limitations will be addressed in the
> next version of Neo4j.
> Some other noteworthy changes include:
> * Additional services for the Neo4j kernel can now be loaded during startup,
> or injected into a running instance. Examples of such additional services
> are the Neo4j shell server and the Neo4j management interface.
> * Memory footprint and read performance has been improved.
> * A new cache implementation has been added for high load, low latency
> workloads.
> * A new index API has been added that is more tightly integrated with the
> database.  This new index API supports indexing relationships as well as
> nodes, and also supports indexing and querying multiple properties for each
> node or relationship. The old index API has been deprecated but remains
> available and will continue to receive bug fixes for a while.
> * The Neo4j shell supports performing path algorithm queries.
> * Built in automatic feedback to improve future versions of Neo4j. See:
> http://blog.neo4j.org/2010/10/announcing-neo4j-12m01-and-focus-on.html
> Last but not least all known issues have been fixed. If you want more
> details, please read the change log and/or the announcements for the
> previous milestone releases.
> Happy hacking, and a happy new year 2011!
> - the Neo4j team, through
> --
> Tobias Ivarsson <tobias.ivarsson at neotechnology.com>
> Hacker, Neo Technology
> www.neotechnology.com
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