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Learning Neo4j by Rik Van Bruggen

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Graph modeling – best practices and pitfalls

In this chapter, we will give an overview of the generic recommendations and best practices for graph database modeling, and we will also provide you with some insight into common pitfalls for you to avoid. It goes without saying that all of these recommendations are generic recommendations and that there may be exceptions to these rules in your specific domains—just like this could be previously, in the case of your relational database design models.

Graph modeling best practices

In the upcoming sections, I will be sharing and discussing a number of practices that have been successfully applied in a number of Neo4j projects.

Design for query-ability

Like with any database management system, but perhaps ...

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