Brain Annex : Full-Stack Data/Knowledge Management with Neo4j
Open-source technology stack built on top of the Neo4j graph database

When the storage of knowledge/data is combined with a network of "relationships" among the data entities, and a UI layer with easy viewing/browsing/updating/searching – that's when it can feel like a handy "annex" of your brain!

Lots of details: best watched full-screen, at high resolution!

Knowledge and Media/Datasets Management made easy, powerful and convenient

for scientists, professionals, students, companies, non-profits, engineers...

Need something simple? If you can post status updates on social media, you can use Brain Annex in its basic web-app functionality!
You are a Power User? Brain Annex was created by people like you who desperately needed a very powerful tool!
Business User? Brain Annex is a full-stack modular platform that allows you to easily create plugins and integration for your specific neeeds. Its modular libraries may also be used individually for other purposes.
Data Engineer / Data Scientist? You can think of Brain Annex as a schema and UI on top of Neo4j, with Python and JavaScript/Vue visualization/editing software attached to schema classes, and Flask/Vue for the UI. JupyterLab notebook access also supported

IMPORTANT NOTE: the new version 5.0 of Brain Annex is a complete, major overhaul of its entire technology stack.

Version 5, started in 2020, and with parts currently in late Beta, is based on Neo4j, Python, Flask, Vue.js. It provides support for arbitrary complex datasets, and advanced querying capabilities.

Unlike the earlier versions, this new Brain Annex is aimed at organizations or technically-minded individuals, rather than to a more general public.

Possible usage:

How to use it?   On the cloud, or directly installed on your local machine. Instructions

(The project doesn't provide hosted solutions; but did you know that the Oracle Cloud offers a free virtual machine for personal use?)

The software, as of December 2023, have been in active use for over 7 years, by a growing number of users.
Brain Annex is available as open-source software (Repository).


Neo4j web app - BrainAnnex Status Report (22-min video with an Oct. 2023 update : focus is on the web app, and its underlying Schema)

Neo4j & BrainAnnex's Overhauled v. 5 (14-min video : focus is on the technology stack, and background on Graph Databases)

A growing series of articles about Neo4j, the Brain Annex technology stack, and use cases (it starts with a gentle introduction about what Graph Databases are really about)


Info on Earlier versions

Change Log (2015 - 2023)

Programmer's Guide

Download / Install

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