Recently we've made new Azure Marketplace entries available for Neo4j Enterprise, and I wanted to provide a quick rundown on what this is about and where to find the documentation.
Azure Marketplace now contains:
- Neo4j Enterprise Causal Cluster, which allows you to easily deploy clusters of any number of core and read replicas.
- Neo4j Enterprise VM which is similar to the clustered deploy, but for single-node deploys only.
This is a self-managed option, meaning that if you launch Neo4j using these templates, you'll have new VMs spun up within your Azure account, and you'll be granted administrative access to those VMs, so you'll have the ability to add any plugins or change any aspect of configuration you'd like.
What does this Replace?
Up until recently, the Neo4j option in the Azure marketplace was a "High Availability" cluster option only. This has been retired because HA clusters are an older version of the product; we now recommend people deploy causal clusters instead. Additionally, the previous templates contained a lot of extra optionality which was more likely to result in errors in the deploy process. We've simplified the flow and made it easier to get started quickly.
We've provided on our site walk-throughs of how to use the marketplace entries here: