How-to Install Neo4J Graph Database on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

December 22nd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Neo4J for Mac Yosemite OS X 10.10 Yosemite



The Unix Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Neo4J Database Community Edition Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Desktop.

The Neo4J Database is Entirely Based on Java and the Installation Mac OS X Require the Oracle Java JDK 7.

Neo4J Graph Database can be considered as Special purpose NoSQL database Optimized for Relation-heavy Data.

The one advantage that Neo4J Database have is easy representation, retrieval and manipulation of relationships between the entities in the system.

Here is Described a System-Wide Installation, for a Local One Simply Change Paths Consequently…

Install Neo4J for Mac 10.10 Yosemite OS X - Featured
  1. Download Latest Neo4J Community Edition for Mac OS X:

    Neo4J for Mac .dmg
  2. Double-Click on the tar.gz Archive

  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Neo4J for Mac 10.10 Yosemite OS X - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Neo4J Folder

    sudo su 
    mv /Users/<myUser>/Downloads/neo4j* /opt/
    chown -R neo4j:wheel /opt/neo4j*
  5. How-to Install Required JDK 6/7/8 on MacOS X:

    Oracle JDK 6+ Mac Installation
  6. Creating the neo4j User

    Install Neo4J for Mac 10.10 Yosemite OS X - System Preferences Users and Groups
    Install Neo4J for Mac 10.10 Yosemite OS X - Add neo4j User

  7. Start-Stop the Neo4J Database Server

    cd /opt/neo4j*

    Starting Neo4J Server:

    su neo4j

    Please ignore the MacOS dialog that prompts you to download Java 6.

    ./bin/neo4j start

    Stopping Neo4J Server:

    Ctrl+c
  8. Getting-Started with Neo4J Database on Mac OS X:

    Neo4J Quick-Start Guide
  9. Install Neo4J for Mac 10.10 Yosemite OS X - Neo4J on Browser

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