Proven past performance and value supporting Neo4j Enterprise open source licensed distributions. Our team has been providing Neo4j support to US Federal agencies for many years, and we now only offer commercial equivelent support packages for Neo4j Enterprise open source licensed distributions.
Our team is the same team that created Neo4j Enterprise Government Edition. Further, we are the same team that sold and supported every US Federal Government procurement of Neo4j Enterprise Government Edition up until its retirement in July 2017.
We only focus on only supporting 100% free and open source ONgDB Enterprise & Neo4j Enterprise open source licensed distributions. Not only does this cut down on unecessary commercial license costs, the open source licenses do not place any restrictions on the number of cluster instances or cores like the commercial licenses do.
Open source graph packages
Did you know that the Neo4j Enterprise commercial packages available from Neo4j Inc and their partners are essentially support offerings?
Are you aware that, unlike the commercial licensed options, the Neo4j Enterprise open source AGPL license does not place any restrictions on the number of cluster instances and cores?
iGov Inc's open source enterprise packages provide a better value than Neo4j Enterprise commercial support subscriptions because 100% of the cost goes to support and development services, not unecessary and more restrictive commercial licenses.
If you do not need support for your ONgDB Enterprise or Neo4j Enterprise open source licensed distribution, then simply download ONgDB Enterprise as a drop in replacement for an existing commercial licensed distribution of the same version number.
Know your options
It is important to know your options before you make any procurement decisions around Neo4j. The information below provides you with a complete breakdown of the 3 main Neo4j offerings available including the free open source option. Most people are not aware that Neo4j Enterprise Edition is open source like its sibling, Neo4j Community edition. In fact, there is no reason you should be using the community edition. If you've chosen to use Neo4j open source, then you should use the enterprise edition under it's open source license.
The information below should provide you with a clear understanding of your options, so you can choose what's best for your agency.
View our blog post on Neo4j Commercial Prices
Neo4j Inc. Commercial Subscription$29k - $1M+
Commercial packages are those sold by Neo4j solutions partners. You are paying for production support. The commercial license is actually more restrictive than the open source license!
- Neo4j Enterprise Software
- Available through Neo4j Inc. and all Neo4j Solution Partners
- Yearly Subscription. You are paying for production support backed by Neo4j Inc.. If you don't renew your subscription you simply fall back to the Neo4j Enterprise open source license.
- Production Email and Phone Support from vendor which is backed by Neo4j Inc.
- Commercial License (Most government agencies do not need.)
- Cost is based on number of instances and cores. (See below)
iGov Development Packages $25k+
100% of the cost goes into services aimed at building a solution around Neo4j, not unnecessary production support for something not yet built!.
- ONgDB Enterprise open source distributions
- No annual subscription, you are free to do whatever you want in the future.
- Production Email and Phone Support from iGov Inc, but not backed by Neo4j Inc.
- ONgDB Enterprise is free and open source. You have all the feature parity of Neo4j Enterprise commercial licenses, but without limits on usage, cluster instances, cores, etc.
- No limitations on usage, instances or cores - cost goes 100% to solutions development
- FISMA and 508 Toolkit and Services
- Suite of Tools, Frameworks, and Starter Projects we use for scalable big data graph projects.
iGov Enterprise Support Packages $1k+
We offer the same support features and SLAs as the Neo4j Enterprise commercial subscriptions offered by Neo4j Inc partners, but for the open source licensed enterprise distributions. This allows us to only charge for support, not an unecessary and more restrictive commercial license.
- ONgDB Enterprise open source distributions
- No limitations on cluster instances or cores.
- ONgDB Enterprise is a drop In replacement for Neo4j Enterprise commercial packages downloaded from Neo4j.com
- FISMA and 508 Toolkit and Services
- Open source Suite of Tools, Frameworks, and Starter Projects we use for scalable big data Neo4j projects. (See https://graphstack.io)
Simply download the appropriate enterprise release version you need and start using it. There are no limitations on cluster instances, cores, etc.
The distributions we package for the federal government and community as a whole are drop in replacements for Neo4j Enterprise commercial packages you download from neo4j.com.
Development Package Overview
The Government Development Packages are aimed at agencies who need help building a robust and scalable solution around Neo4j.
Unlike the commercial production support subscriptions, 100% of the cost goes into consulting services that help you build out your solution.
All iGov Inc packages also include a suite of tools and services which are combined to address critical FISMA and accessibility requirements relating to Neo4j.
iGov Inc provides umbrella support across all the components of your Neo4j solution, including Neo4j itself. For example, a solution using Neo4j Enterprise, Apache Kafka, Elastic Search, and custom micro-service architecture components are all covered under the umbrella support provided with these packages. The Neo4j commercial support subscriptions only cover Neo4j Enterprise.
The development packages include UI and UX design services to assist developing everything from your dashboards and visualization. We ensure all development meets 508(c) requirements. We cover all modern web design frameworks including ReactJS and AngularJS.
Furthermore, we provide a toolbox of open source visualization libraries and webapp starter projects to get your project up and running quickly.
You can also add on UI packages such as Linkurious OGMA and Graphlytic Visualization tools and APIs.
Starter Projects and Toolsets
We provide a suite of starter projects (maven and gradle), templates, and tools to get your Neo4j projects off the ground quickly. Our Starters include Docker images, Microservice architecture components (api gateways, service registries, etc), UI and visualization components and more.
Enterprise Architecture Development
Neo4j is usually just one of many components in a common graph solution. Other components include ElasticSearch, Apache Kafka, and other technologies.
Our team brings a wide range of enterprise architecture development expertise to the table. From monolithic to micro-service architectures, our team will help design a solution that best fit's your agency's needs.
GraphGrid Data Platform
GraphGrid Data Platform (GDP) is an enterprise-grade graph data management platform that enables a centralized architecture for running batch, interactive and real-time analytics and data processing applications simultaneously across your connected graph data. Development packages include the tools, and platform components needed to get a robust and scalable ETL pipeline in place.
Newest Libraries and Repositories
The Government Packages for Neo4j include many of the leading technologies which are all covered under the umbrella package support. In many cases, this allows for agencies to start working with new technologies that would have usage restrictions if not part of a vendor supported package such as this. All libraries and repositories are kept on Amazon GovCloud and can be easily accessed once an agency whitelists the servers. Development packages include access to the newest libraries and repositories for the tools we package and support.
GovCloud Development and Continuous Integration Environment
We understand that many agencies have not adopted the newest technologies and best practices which can make modern web application development almost impossible. Our development packages include use of GovCloud resources including EC2, S3,Container Services, and more.
Below is a price comparison for a Neo4j Inc. commercial subscription package covering 3 production instances with 8 cores each. (3x8). The Neo4j Inc. commercial package is not a perpetual license, and the commercial EULA limits your use of Neo4j open source licenses in many ways once accepted. Notice that it also has unnecessary production elements which you are paying for as part of the subscription. Neo4j Inc's pricing can be found via a simple GSA Advantage search.
Neo4j Inc. Commercial Subscription (Annual Subscription)
Neo4j Enterprise Bundle – Standard cluster for enterprise applications that are used by more than one department (or by a larger department), or by customer-facing applications.
Neo4j Enterprise Bundle basic configuration includes:
- a. 3 Production Instances (up to 8 Cores per Instance).
- b. 3 Test Instances (no Core limit).
- c. Premium Support: 24 x 7 / 1-hour response time for Severity 1 issues, email and phone.
- d. Unlimited number of licensed developers.
|Name & Description||Annual Subscription Price|
|Neo4j Enterprise Bundle Base (3 Instances X 8 Cores Each)||$189,188 / yr|
|Additional Production Capacity (per Core)||+ $6,609 / yr|
|Disaster Recovery (per Core)||+ $3,305 / yr|
|Additional Test Instances (per Instance)||+ $4,957 / yr|
|Additional Instance (up to 8 Cores)||+ $52,874 / yr|
|8‐Core pack||+ $52,874 / yr|
|12‐Core pack||+ $79,310 / yr|
|16‐Core pack||+ $105,747 / yr|
|24‐Core pack||+ $158,621 / yr|
|32‐Core pack||+ $211,494 / yr|
iGov Inc's Government Development Package with Neo4j Enterprise
Comes with same physical Neo4j Enterprise software. Under open source license there are no limitations on how you use it. You have no limits on environments, number of instances, cores, etc!
Government Bundle for Neo4j Enterprise basic configuration includes:
- a. Unlimited instances with no core limits for any environment! (dev, test, staging, production, etc)
- c. Premium support and development services by iGov Inc. Unlike the Neo4j commercial package, we support your entire architecture not just Neo4j. (Neo4j, ElasticSearch, UI, Micro Services, etc..)
- d. No limitations on number of developers, etc.
100% goes into development.
The minimum development package costs $25,000. For comparison - you can choose the $189,000 Development package option - where $189,000 goes into consulting services at GSA approved rates.
Of course - you can choose how much you want to spend. We simply offer packages that parallel commercial subscription rates to help make procurement easier.
Neo4j Inc. Commercial Support vs iGov Inc. Development Package Comparison
|Government Development Package w/ Neo4j Enterprise||Neo4j Enterprise commercial support subscription||Neo4j Enterprise (default open source license)|
|Has full Neo4j Enterprise functionality.||YES||YES||YES|
|Can purchase through Neo4j Inc. or its resellers||
The Government Packages for Neo4j are only available through iGov Inc.
Neo4j partners are forbidden on offering services or support for Neo4j open source licenses.
|Can use in any environment for any purpose?||YES||
*Your subscription has limits on number of cores and instances
|Comes with consulting services which can be used to build your solution around Neo4j. (Including UI/UX design, ETL implementation, enterprise architecture, and FISMA and 508c services)||
This is what seperates out the Government Development Package from the commercial support subscription. Support is swapped out with consulting services you can use to build your solution around Neo4j.
|Comes with tools, services and support to address Accessability (508c) and FISMA requirements.||YES||NO||NO|
|Can I use this with any amount of cores or instances without incurring additional costs?||YES||
*The cost of a commercial support subscription is based on the cores and instances you use.
|Can I create custom derivative versions of Neo4j Enterprise? (Ex: My custom Neo4j Enterprise Edition)||YES||
|Does Neo4j Inc. provide official email and phone production support?||
Development packages do not need production support, they swap out production support for consulting services you use to build your solution.
|Does NOT require you to open source your systems that simply use Neo4j Enterprise as a component in your system.||
YES for all
You do NOT have to open source your system that uses Neo4j Enterprise as a server as it's intended to be used. You only need to open source custom Neo4j Enterprise derivatives under the open source license and then only under certain distribution conditions.