Skip to content
An active model wrapper for the Neo4j Graph Database for Ruby.
Find file
Failed to load latest commit information.
bin Rubocop: Style/SpaceInsideBlockBraces, adding back SpaceBeforeBlockPa…
config Revert "Revert premature merge of metadata branch"
docs Merge branch '6.1.x'
lib Merge branch 'master' of
spec Merge branch 'master' of
test Adds spec for namespaced generated model.
.gitignore Don't ignore docs/_exts/hidden_code_block.pyc as it seems to be impor…
.overcommit.yml Fix rubocop in overcommit
.pullreview.yml More alignment of PullReview with rubocop config
.rspec Use `--require spec_helper` option
.rubocop.yml Configure rubocop to show cop names and style guideline URLs
.rubocop_todo.yml Need to come back to fight this battle another day...
.travis.yml Separate rubocop into its own job
.yardopts YARD custom templates to generate reStructuredText files for API docu… Merge branch 'master' of Add so that there is a link on the new issue page to …
CONTRIBUTORS Update contributors list, use github history for constantly up to dat…
Gemfile Rubocop
Guardfile Rubocop: Style/RegexpLiteral
LICENSE prepare for rubyforge release of gem. Added license file Removing mailing list
Rakefile Use neo4j-rake_tasks gem Update
mkdocs.yml Trying to configure mkdocs to see if that fixes RTD
neo4j.gemspec merge master, fix conflicts

Welcome to Neo4j.rb

Code Status

Build Status Coverage Status Code Climate PullReview stats


Next Release In Progress In Master

Post an issue

Get Support


All new documentation will be done via our readthedocs site, though some old documentation has yet to be moved from our wiki (also there is the neo4j-core wiki)

Contact Us

StackOverflow Gitter Twitter


Neo4j.rb is an Active Model compliant Ruby/JRuby wrapper for the Neo4j graph database. It uses the neo4j-core and active_attr gems.

Neo4j is a transactional, open-source graph database. A graph database manages data in a connected data structure, capable of representing any kind of data in a very accessible way. Information is stored in nodes and relationships connecting them, both of which can have arbitrary properties. To learn more visit What is a Graph Database?

With this gem you not only do you get a convenient higher level wrapper around Neo4j, but you have access to a powerful high-level query building interface which lets you take advantage of the power of Neo4j like this:

# Break down the top countries where friends' favorite beers come from
  order('count(country) DESC').
  pluck(:country, count: 'count(country)')

It can be installed in your Gemfile with a simple gem 'neo4j'

For a general overview see our website:

Winner of a 2014 Graphie for "Best Community Contribution" at Neo4j's Graph Connect conference! 2014 Graphie

Neo4j.rb v4.1.0 was released in January of 2015. Its changes are outlined here and in the announcement message. It will take a little time before all documentation is updated to reflect the new release but unless otherwise noted, all 3.X documentation is totally valid for v4.

Neo4j version support

Neo4j Version v2.x v3.x >= v4.x
1.9.x Yes No No
2.0.x No Yes No
2.1.x No Yes Yes *
2.2.x No No Yes
2.3.x No No Yes

* Neo4j.rb >= 4.x doesn't support Neo4j versions before 2.1.5. To use 2.1.x you should upgrade to a version >= 2.1.5

Neo4j feature support

Neo4j Feature v2.x v3.x >= v4.x
Auth No No Yes
Remote Cypher Yes Yes Yes
Transactions Yes Yes Yes
High Availability No Yes Yes
Embedded JVM support Yes Yes Yes

Modern (3.x/4.X) Documentation

Legacy (2.x) Documentation


Original Author

Current Maintainers


Always welcome! Please review the guidelines for contributing to this repository.


Notice: There are different licenses for the neo4j-community, neo4j-advanced, and neo4j-enterprise jar gems. Only the neo4j-community gem is required by default.

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.