ArangoDB – native multi-model database

Last Updated on June 14, 2024

ArangoDB is a scalable graph database system to drive value from connected data, faster.

ArangoDB combines the analytical power of native graphs with an integrated search engine, JSON support, and a variety of data access patterns via a single, composable query language.

This is free and open source software. There is a commercial edition available.

Features include:

  • Graph Database: Native support for storing and querying graphs comprised of vertices and edges. You can model complex domains because edges are documents without any restrictions in complexity.
  • Document Database: A modern document database system that allows you to model data intuitively and evolve the data model easily. Documents can be organized in collections, and collections in databases for multi-tenancy.
  • Data Format: JSON, internally stored in a binary format invented by ArangoDB called VelocyPack.
  • Schema-free: Flexible data modeling without having to define a schema upfront. Model your data as combination of key-value pairs, documents, or graphs – perfect for social relations. Optional document validation using JSON Schema (draft-4, without remote schema support).
  • Data Storage: RocksDB storage engine to persist data and indexes on disk, with a hot set in memory. It uses journaling (write-ahead logging) and can take advantage of modern storage hardware, like SSDs and large caches.
  • Computed Values: Persistent document attributes that are generated when documents are created or modified, using an AQL expression.
  • Multiple Environments: Use ArangoDB as a managed service, in your own cloud, or on-premises. Develop and test with ArangoDB on Linux, macOS, and Windows, and run it in production on Linux. ArangoDB is available for 64-bit ARM chips on macOS and Linux as well as for the x86-64 architecture.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: ArangoDB, Inc.
License: Apache License 2.0

ArangoDB is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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