Neo Technology Releases openCypher Query Language to Open Source
openCypher promises to accelerate a quickly expanding graph data space because it offers new benefits for users, tooling providers, organizations and end users.Graph database provider Neo Technology, maker of the Neo4j database, has released an open source project, openCypher, that makes the popular Cypher language freely available to technology providers as a universal way to query graph data. The Cypher language allows users to focus on their domain instead of getting lost in the mechanics of data access. It is designed to be accessible to both developers and operations professionals. Neo Technology made the announcement at its recent GraphConnect conference in San Francisco. The creation of openCypher is a key element in the evolution of the graph data space. Like SQL did for relational databases, Cypher promises to accelerate the usage of graph processing and analysis worldwide by making it easier for any data storage, analytics or tooling platform to offer access to graph capabilities using a universal query language.
Neo4j, 12 years in development, is an open-source graph database implemented in Java and accessible from software written in other languages using the Cypher query language through a transactional HTTP endpoint. Neo4j is an ACID-compliant transactional database with native graph storage and processing.