Neo4J falls into the boundaries of NoSQL database principles.
The programmer works with an object-oriented, flexible network structure rather than with strict and static tables — yet enjoys all the benefits of a fully transactional, enterprise-strength database.
For many applications, Neo4j offers performance improvements on the order of 1000x or more compared to relational databasess.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The latest M03 milestone release of Neo4j 2.0 is all about improvements to Cypher.