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NameArangoDB
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.38
Rank#60  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#9  Key-value stores
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.arangodb.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stable
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.
Initial release2012
Current release3.6.0, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
ArangoDB Oasis –The Managed Cloud Service of ArangoDB. Oasis provides fully managed, and monitored cluster deployments of any size, with enterprise-grade security. Get started for free and continue for as little as $0,21/hour.
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collection
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hash
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScript
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication with configurable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScript
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDB
Specific characteristics

One Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models.

ArangoDB is an open source native multi-model database designed to store data natively as key-value pairs, graphs and JSON documents that can be accessed with one declarative query language - AQL. With a ArangoDB you can build high-performance applications and scale horizontally using all three data models to their full extent. Developers want to use the right data models and access patterns for their use cases. 

Before native multi-model and ArangoDB this meant juggling multiple database technologies and query languages not to mention handling data consistency across databases not meant to talk to each other. ArangoDB lets you access the very same data from different perspective and allows even the combination of data models and access patterns in the very same query, e.g. graph traversal -> search -> aggregation. This approach offers a very high data modeling flexibility.

ArangoDB facilitates modern application development with the following features:

Multi-Model: Store data natively. Access data with the right patterns.

AQL: As a declarative query language, those coming from SQL will feel right at home with AQL. With AQL, you can use JOINs, traversals, filters, geo-spatial operations, and aggregations & combine them in a single query.

ArangoDB OASIS: The managed cloud for ArangoDB, provides fully hosted, managed, & monitored cluster deployments of any size, with enterprise-grade security. Everybody can test it with a free deployment

Easy Deplyoment: ArangoDB runs everywhere. Deployment is very easy with the ArangoDB Starter and as well on Kubernetes with the ArangoDB Operator

ArangoML: When building a production-grade machine learning infrastructure, ArangoML Pipeline provides support for common metadata storage.

ArangoSearch: Natively integrated cross-platform indexing, text-search and ranking engine for information retrieval, optimized for speed and memory.

Competitive advantages

Consolidation:  As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document store, graph graph database, search engine or any combination of these technologies. If you need multiple data models, ArangoDB minimizes the components that you need to maintain, reducing the complexity of the technology stack for your application or usage. This means a lower total cost of ownership, increasing flexibility and consolidating your overall technical needs.

Strong Data Consistency: When using multiple single-model databases, data consistency becomes an issue. These databases aren’t meant to talk to each other, which means you need to implement some form of transaction functionality to keep your data consistent between different models. With ArangoDB, a single back-end manages your different data models with support for ACID transactions.

Simplified Performance Scaling: Applications grow and mature over time. With ArangoDB, you can easily react to growing performance and storage needs by independently scaling with different data models. ArangoDB scales both vertically and horizontally, and if your performance needs decrease, you can just as easily scale down your backend system to save on hardware and operational requirements.

Transactions: It is a real challenge to provide transactional guarantees across multiple machines and few NoSQL database provide these guarantees. As a native multi-model database, ArangoDB requires transactions to ensure data consistency.  ArangoDB provides strong ACID consistency on single instances and atomic single document operations when running in cluster mode.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership: Each database technology you use needs ongoing maintenance, patches, bug fixes and other modifications delivered by the vendor. Each new update has to be tested by a specialized team member and tested for their overall fit into the current system.  Using a multi-model database significantly reduces these maintenance costs as it allows you to reduce the number of database technologies you need for your application.

Typical application scenarios

Native multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across industries and company sizes. Single View of everything, cybersecurity, simulations in manufacturing, Identity & Access Management, Fraud detection, Recommendation Engines, Feature Engineering in Machine Learning & AI or Network Management & Surveillance are common use cases.

Single View of Everything - BA/BI Platform: Thomson Reuters leveraged ArangoDB to build a sophisticated ‘Single View of Everything’ BA/BI Platform. The case study provides insights to the following
- The requirements they had for the data store to build their BA/BI platform on
- Why the development team became “addicted” to the ArangoDB Query Language (AQL)
- How they leveraged Foxx, ArangoDB’s microservice framework, to reduce development time

Healthy Data Platform as a Service with ArangoDB: The Liaison technologies ALLOY™ Health Platform is a Data Platform as a Service (dPaaS) solution which was built using ArangoDB. In addition to using ArangoDB as a materialized view for customer data, ALLOY™ also makes extensive use of the system for metadata.

Enterprise-Level Digital Certificate and Cryptographic Key Management with ArangoDB:
Goal was to create a system that allowed for extremely complex data, secure storage and delivery, secure multitier access, massive scalability, robust recoverability, real time data, effectively zero downtime and many many thousands of cryptographic keys and digital certiticates. Leveraging existing cryptographic infrastructure, ArangoDB was used as the Source of Truth for associating certificates and key IDs with applications, servers, services, users, and use cases. Using custom web interface code, ArangoDB provides the support for the Registration Authority and Key/Certificate Management Authority in determining access rights and providing pro-active notifications of renewals, expirations, and rotations to interdependent users, servers, and services.

Many more production case studies can be viewed at : https://www.arangodb.com/why-arangodb/case-studies/

Key customers

Cisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip, Kaseware, Demonware, Brainhub, Oxford University, IC Manage, Actify and many more

Market metrics

ArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on Github, +7m downloads and over 500 production installations. Customers include Fortune 10 and Fortune 500 companies. On Gartner Peer Insight ArangoDB is recognized as one of the highest rated operational databases with 4.7/5 stars and got selected as leading graph database for the forth successive time on G2Crowd.

Licensing and pricing models

Very permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are offered in ArangoDB Enterprise which provides unique scale out features, enterprise-grade security and 24/7 technical support. Contact us for details at www.arangodb.com/contact/

News

Red Hat Certifies ArangoDB Kubernetes Operator
28 May 2020

Best Practices for AQL Graph Queries
27 May 2020

An Open-Source Petri Dish-As-Code
5 May 2020

Azure now GA on ArangoDB Oasis
29 April 2020

You can now become an ArangoDB Certified Professional
23 April 2020

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