Posted On: May 30, 2018

Amazon Neptune — now generally available — is a fast, reliable graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. Neptune supports popular graph models Property Graph and W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF), and their respective query languages Apache TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3.2 and SPARQL 1.1.

SQL queries for highly connected data are complex and hard to tune for performance. Instead, with Neptune you can use open and popular graph query languages to execute powerful queries that are easy to write and perform well on connected data. This significantly reduces code complexity and allows you to more quickly create applications that process relationships, such as recommendation engines, fraud detection, drug discovery, precision medicine, social feeds, and law enforcement. Neptune is fully managed, so you no longer need to worry about database management tasks such as hardware provisioning, software patching, setup, configuration, or backups.

Thousands of customers, including Samsung, Thomson Reuters, Pearson, Intuit, Siemens, AstraZeneca, FINRA, Blackfynn, and Amazon Alexa have tried out Amazon Neptune in the preview. Now, Neptune is production ready for your graph applications in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions.