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NodeEra is a single user application installed on a desktop or laptop workstation. Minimum Hardware Requirements 4GB RAM 500M disk space Supported Operating Systems Windows 7-10 (32-bit, 64 bit) Apple macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 – Coming Soon Network Connections A network connection is required to connect to remote Neo4j instances The Neo4j Desktop (provides a local version of Neo4j) also needs a network connection Supported Neo4j servers Neo4j Versions 3.0 – 3.5 are currently supported

NodeEra will automatically generate Cypher scripts that drop and/or create all the schema objects defined in your templates or the currently connected instance. You can run these scripts against a new Neo4j instance to setup all the indexes and constraints before loading data.

NodeEra provides a facility that will scan an existing Neo4j database and automatically generate all the node and relationship templates needed to describe the property graph. You can then arrange the discovered templates on as many Template Diagrams as needed. Reverse Engineering is typically the first step in creating a property graph data model for an existing Neo4j database.

The Instance diagram is a graphical representation of actual nodes and instances in the database. Think of this diagram as a white board where you can free hand draw nodes and relationships as a means of thinking through the design. The difference here is that as you draw on the diagram, the nodes and relationships are being added to the connected Neo4j instance. You can automatically generate templates from the instance nodes and relationships if you like your design ideas.

A Template diagram provides a graphical view of the types of nodes (i.e. Customer, Product) and relationships (i.e. SoldTo) in the property graph. This establishes the valid data concepts represented by the underlying nodes and relationships in the Neo4j instance. The template diagram becomes a vehicle for communicating the underlying property graph design to application development team and end users. The node and relationship templates can then be further leveraged in data loading and query generation.

Yes – NodeEra allows you to connect to many Neo4j instances in the same user interface. Each instance will have its own tab where you can write queries, create/modify diagrams, and perform forward/reverse engineering.

No – If you connect to a Neo4j instance that isn’t available, you can still work offline on a design diagram or an instance diagram.  Instance diagram’s can be synced to the database at a later time. 

Not really – NodeEra’s diagramming tools provide the user the ability to customize the appearance of nodes and relationships with different colors, line styles etc. but the primary intention of a diagram is to illustrate and communicate the design of the Neo4j database.  A graph Visualization tool provides the user with a pictorial view of the underlying graph data in a manner that gives insight into the data’s meaning.  Large amounts of data can be visualized “at a glance”.  NodeEra is primarily for IT DBA’s, Developers, and Data Analysts while visualization tools such as Neo4j Bloom are primarily for end users.

NodeEra is primarily for IT DBA/Developers and Data Analysts who are working with Neo4j graph databases.
The primary use cases for NodeEra include:

1. Manage schema objects – create/modify/delete objects from the database, forward engineer schema object scripts
and execute the scripts against Neo4j instances all in a user-friendly GUI.
2. Design property graphs – reverse engineer existing property graph databases into node and relationship
design templates, create design diagrams that illustrate the types of nodes and relationships, create instance diagrams the illustrate actual nodes and relationships in the property graph.
3.Design and develop Cypher queries – Cypher is the query language for Neo4j – NodeEra provides a professional grade text editor for Cypher development plus a grid based data view for the query results. 

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