Neo4j is incredibly useful

I have been a fan of Neo4j for a while. Until recently I had only been using it locally on my machine to investigate a few simple uses.

Recently I have found about the heroku addon graphenedb ( This is a relatively cheap (for small graphs it is free) cloud installation of Neo4j.

This meant with a little effort I could have a set of scripts extract the current state of my employers CMS system and then provide an upto date view of the data in a trivially queriable form.

I have found that the easiest way to get  control over the graph is to simply start from scratch each day. The script extracts a set of nodes and a list of relationships between them and loads it up.  I know that it would be much faster to use the csv import tools but I have just to find a satisfactory means of getting the labels to be set correctly.

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