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Getting a Big Neo4j Test Box for Cheap!

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Getting a Big Neo4j Test Box for Cheap! by Max De Marzi.

From the post:

When embarking on a new Neo4j project, one of the things you have to figure out is where to run it. Most of the time the answer is just your laptop. Other times, using Heroku works great. However, if you are at the stage of your testing where you have billions of nodes and relationships, you need something a little bigger.

If you are not ready to commit to purchasing a 100k server for testing, then I suggest you borrow one for a short time. You can try to spin up an Amazon EC2 instance, the high memory large ones go up to 60 gigs of RAM. But what if you need more? Lots more?

The answer for me has been It’s a data center out of Los Angeles that has great deals on big boxes.

I won’t ruin the surprise for you!

Read Max’s post and then go to

The prices are only going to get better.