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Recently Max de Marzi has published sort of a getting started with Neo4j on Heroku guide. Here is how Max described it:
It takes a lot less effort to build a website these days than it used to. All it takes is a clever dwarf standing on the shoulders of the right giants. In a series of blog posts, I walk you through creating a movie recommendation website using Neo4j, Heroku, themoviedb.org, Processing.js, GroupLens, Marko Rodriguez and Michael Aufreiter. Free database, free hosting, free movie posters, free visualization, free dataset, free recommendation algorithm, just need to add a little code to bring them all together and BYOP (bring your own popcorn).
This will not get you a Netflix or Amazon like recommendation engine, but using a similar approach could definitely tell if Muhammad Ali is truly the greatest.
Original title and link: Neo4j on Heroku: Building a Movie Recommendation Website for $0.00 ( ©myNoSQL)
While the offer is clear and valuable in itself:
- 99.99% uptime
- 99.999999999% (eleven nines) durability
- read-only asynchronous replicas
- database cloning
I’ve been reading all posts about the announcement looking for the answer to the most obvious question: why would you use Heroku’s Postgres service from outside the Heroku platform?
As far as I can tell:
- the network latency will be significant
- network partitions will occur (more often than having both you application and data in the same DC)
- transfer costs will be significant
So what is the answer?
Media coverage :
- DatabaseJournal: Salesforce Heroku Offers Standalone Cloud-Based PostgreSQL Database — DatabaseJournal.com
- InfoQ: Heroku Launches Postgres as a Standalone Service.
- ZDNet: Heroku launches cloud Postgres database | Cloud | ZDNet UK
- eWeek: Heroku Launches PostgreSQL Database-as-a-Service - Application Development - News & Reviews - eWeek.com
- PCWorld: Salesforce.com’s Heroku Launches Stand-alone Database Service | PCWorld Business Center
- Tools Journal: Heroku Launches PostgreSQL Database As A Service
- CloudBeat: Heroku debuts SQL database-as-a-service for developers | VentureBeat
- SiliconANGLE: Heroku Launches Standalone PostGres Database-as-a-Service | ServicesANGLE
- ReadWriteWeb: Heroku Launches PostgreSQL Standalone Service - ReadWriteCloud
- GigaOm: Heroku launches SQL Database-as-a-Service — Cloud Computing News
- ITProPortal: Heroku Announces PostgreSQL Database-as-a-Service for Developers | ITProPortal.com
Original title and link: Standalone Heroku Postgres’ Unanswered Question ( ©myNoSQL)
Before the weekend is over, you could spend a bit of time experimenting with Neo4j. If you are a Ruby person then you’ve probably learned from the persistent graph structures with Ruby/Rails thread that Neo4j with JRuby is the way to go. In the first video Peter Neubauer demonstrates the process of building and deploying a Neo4j-enabled application on Heroku: