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 (indexes). 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 in the Neo4j manual. Here is short description how to install Neo4j but use this description with care.
If you don't have license for Neo4j Enterprise you can use Neo4j Community edition. Download ZIP file for windows from the "Community Server" tab (please contact us if you would like to use Neo4j Desktop with Graphlytic). Select location for Neo4j and unpack zip file. That's all. Please do not use the EXE installer because there are some libraries missing that Graphlytic needs.
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 install Neo4j from zip, you can configure location of database in Neo4j configuration file. Default configuration is 'data/databases/graph.db' which means that data will be stored into directory 'data' in Neo4j home directory. 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:
3. Install Neo4j Windows Service
To install Neo4j as Windows Service run this command
To start Neo4j Windows Service run this command
For more information use the Neo4j install manual : https://neo4j.com/docs/operations-manual/current/installation/windows/