Graphlytic uses Neo4j database as data storage of customer data (application settings and data are stored in internal DB outside of Neo4j). You can use existing Neo4j database or install a new one. If you use exiting database be careful that Graphlytic stores some custom data into Neo4j database. Existing data stays unchanged because Graphlytic don't execute any change to existing data if it is not required by user. For better safety and data separation we recommend to use separate Neo4j database to work with Graphlytic. For information about required version see Requirements.
1. Install Neo4j
Please see the Neo4j installation manual on how to install Neo4j. It is strictly recommended to follow instructions at Neo4j manual. Here is short description how to install Neo4j but use this description with care.
1.1. Install Neo4j as a service
If you don't have license for Neo4j Enterprise you can use Neo4j Community edition.
Below is a RPM setup (another option is to download a TAR package file for Linux/Mac from the "Community Server" and then use the systemctl command listed below):
Follow instruction at http://yum.neo4j.org/ or download rpm file manually and execute this:
root:$ rpm -Uvh --nodeps neo4j-3.0.0-1.noarch.rpm
2. Configure Neo4j database
For complete list of configuration see Neo4j Configuration manual. We recommend at least check configuration path to directory where Neo4j database is stored.
If you want to change this setting please edit main configuration file for the server that can be found at conf/neo4j.conf.
Example to set that location on disk of the database directory:
change line to this: