Advantages of Neo4j
Following is a list of most important features of Neo4j:
Highly scalable: Neo4j is highly scalable. It provides a simple, powerful and flexible data model which can be changed according to applications and uses. It provides:
Schema-free: Neo4j is schema-free like other NoSQL databases.
High availability: Neo4j provides high availability for large enterprise real-time applications with transactional guarantees.
Real-time data analysis: Neo4j provides results based on real-time data.
Easy representation: Neo4j provides a very easy way to represent connected and semi-structured data.
Fast Execution: Neo4j is fast because more connected data is very easy to retrieve and navigate.
Easy retrieval: Neo4j facilitates you not only represent but also easily retrieve (traverse/navigate) connected data faster other databases comparatively.
Cypher Query language: Neo4j provides CQL (Cypher Query Language) a declarative query language to represent the graph visually, using ASCII-art syntax. The commands of this language is very easy to learn and human readable.
No Join: Neo4j doesn't require complex Joins to retrieve connected/related data as it is very easy to retrieve its adjacent node or relationship details without Joins or Indexes because it is a graph database and all nodes are already connected.