Glossary

Amazon Neptune

Amazon Neptune is a fully managed graph database service that is designed to be fast, scalable, and highly available. It is suitable for storing and querying large-scale graph data that is connected by many-to-many relationships, such as social networks, recommendation systems, and fraud detection.

Neptune supports two popular graph models: Property Graph and W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF). Property Graphs represent data as a set of nodes and edges, where nodes represent entities and edges represent relationships between the entities. RDF is a standard for representing data as a set of subject-predicate-object triples, which can be used to represent a graph of data.

Neptune is fully integrated with other Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, such as Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon S3, and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). This allows users to easily store, access, and secure their graph data within the AWS ecosystem.

Neptune offers high performance and low latency for graph query processing, thanks to its distributed, in-memory architecture. It also supports ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) transactions, which ensure that data is consistently and accurately updated, even in the event of failures or system errors.

In addition to its core graph database capabilities, Neptune also provides a number of other features that make it easy to build and manage graph-based applications. These include a variety of tools for importing and exporting data, visualizing graph data, and integrating with other AWS services.