Documentation links below provide an overview of Amazon Neptune with instructions on using the features in the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface. We have published AWS Reference Architectures for Using Graph Databases to help inform your choices about graph data models and query languages as well as providing reference deployment architectures.
Course - Getting Started with Amazon Neptune
(9 hours, fundamental)
In this video series you will learn how to get started with Amazon Neptune. You will learn the use cases and the basics of Neptune including creating and managing your cluster, building popular graph models Property Graph and W3C’s RDF, writing queries using Apache TinkerPop Gremlin and SPARQL, troubleshooting performance, and integrating with tools and services such as Elasticsearch and AWS Glue.
GitHub Projects and Samples
AWS Graph Notebook
Gremlin client for Amazon Neptune
Amazon Neptune Example Applications (SageMaker, Recommendation, Visualization, ETL)
Amazon Neptune Tools and Utilities (Data Conversion, Bulk Export, AWS Glue)
Example using AWS AppSync GraphQL and Amazon Neptune
Amazon Neptune SigV4 Signing Library
Amazon Neptune Gremlin Client with SigV4 Signing
Amazon Neptune SPARQL Client with SigV4 Signing
AWS re:Invent 2020
AWS Tech Talks
Customer case studies
“A graph database gives us more flexibility than the relational systems. We might need to do a lot of joins on our tables [in a relational model], and that would have caused high latency of a lot of our business logic. A graph database is optimized for our use case. Amazon Neptune solved what we were trying to solve.”
Mayank Gupta, Software Engineer - Audible for Business
metaphactory and Amazon Neptune enabled Siemens Energy to build a Turbine Knowledge Graph and visualize the connections between similar parts across the entire fleet of gas turbines. Amazon Neptune, a managed graph database service, fits perfectly into the cloud-first strategy driven by Siemens Energy IT, which focuses on reliability, scalability, reduction of maintenance and integration with their existing platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
"We chose Neptune because it is a powerful graph database that is secure, performant, and analytics-friendly. In our [contact tracing] model, each user node is connected to a device node. When a device checks in to a location, an edge forms between that device and a scannable (a QR code), which is associated with a particular site (a physical store) and linked organization (a corporate entity). Neptune allows us to store these rich relationships between users, check-ins, and locations to derive insight about the spread of the virus."
Aron Szanto, Co-Founder - Zerobase
“We like app-level encryption in addition to database-level encryption. When we use Amazon Neptune, the data is already encrypted before it gets to the database, and then it’s encrypted again at rest.”
Zaid Masud, Chief Architect, ADP's next gen HCM
“By leveraging [Amazon] Neptune and other AWS services, we are able to achieve a cost-efficient data platform, at scale, in a very short period of time.”
Sasikala Singamaneni, Software Engineering Manager - Zeta Global
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