Hands-On Graph Analytics with Neo4j (Paperback)

Scifo, Estelle



Discover how to use Neo4j to identify relationships within complex and large graph datasets using graph modeling, graph algorithms, and machine learning

Key Features

  • Get up and running with graph analytics with the help of real-world examples
  • Explore various use cases such as fraud detection, graph-based search, and recommendation systems
  • Get to grips with the Graph Data Science library with the help of examples, and use Neo4j in the cloud for effective application scaling

Book Description

Neo4j is a graph database that includes plugins to run complex graph algorithms.

The book starts with an introduction to the basics of graph analytics, the Cypher query language, and graph architecture components, and helps you to understand why enterprises have started to adopt graph analytics within their organizations. You'll find out how to implement Neo4j algorithms and techniques and explore various graph analytics methods to reveal complex relationships in your data. You'll be able to implement graph analytics catering to different domains such as fraud detection, graph-based search, recommendation systems, social networking, and data management. You'll also learn how to store data in graph databases and extract valuable insights from it. As you become well-versed with the techniques, you'll discover graph machine learning in order to address simple to complex challenges using Neo4j. You will also understand how to use graph data in a machine learning model in order to make predictions based on your data. Finally, you'll get to grips with structuring a web application for production using Neo4j.

By the end of this book, you'll not only be able to harness the power of graphs to handle a broad range of problem areas, but you'll also have learned how to use Neo4j efficiently to identify complex relationships in your data.

What you will learn

  • Become well-versed with Neo4j graph database building blocks, nodes, and relationships
  • Discover how to create, update, and delete nodes and relationships using Cypher querying
  • Use graphs to improve web search and recommendations
  • Understand graph algorithms such as pathfinding, spatial search, centrality, and community detection
  • Find out different steps to integrate graphs in a normal machine learning pipeline
  • Formulate a link prediction problem in the context of machine learning
  • Implement graph embedding algorithms such as DeepWalk, and use them in Neo4j graphs

Who this book is for

This book is for data analysts, business analysts, graph analysts, and database developers looking to store and process graph data to reveal key data insights. This book will also appeal to data scientists who want to build intelligent graph applications catering to different domains. Some experience with Neo4j is required.


Estelle Scifo possesses over 7 years' experience as a data scientist, after receiving her PhD from the Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire, Orsay (affiliated to CERN in Geneva). As a Neo4j certified professional, she uses graph databases on a daily basis and takes full advantage of its features to build efficient machine learning models out of this data. In addition, she is also a data science mentor to guide newcomers into the field. Her domain expertise and deep insight into the perspective of the beginner's needs make her an excellent teacher.


  1. Graph Databases
  2. The Cypher Query Language
  3. Empowering Your Business with Pure Cypher
  4. The Graph Data Science Library and Path Finding
  5. Spatial Data
  6. Node Importance
  7. Community Detection and Similarity Measures
  8. Using Graph-based Features in Machine Learning
  9. Predicting Relationships
  10. Graph embedding - from Graphs to Matrices
  11. Using Neo4j in Your Web Application
  12. Neo4j at Scale