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A distributed open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values.
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What is ArangoDB?

A distributed free and open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. Build high performance applications using a convenient SQL-like query language or JavaScript extensions.
ArangoDB is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
ArangoDB is an open source tool with 11.3K GitHub stars and 709 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ArangoDB's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses ArangoDB?

28 companies reportedly use ArangoDB in their tech stacks, including bigin, LeanIX API Backend, and Foretag.

179 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ArangoDB.

ArangoDB Integrations

Spring Data, ArangoDB Foxx, ArangoSearch, FF4J, and Foxx-Builder are some of the popular tools that integrate with ArangoDB. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with ArangoDB.
Pros of ArangoDB
Grahps and documents in one DB
Intuitive and rich query language
Open source
Good documentation
Joins for collections
Foxx is great platform
Great out of the box web interface with API playground
Low maintenance efforts
Good driver support
Easy microservice creation with foxx
You can write true backendless apps
Managed solution available
Decisions about ArangoDB

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose ArangoDB in their tech stack.

We have an in-house build experiment management system. We produce samples as input to the next step, which then could produce 1 sample(1-1) and many samples (1 - many). There are many steps like this. So far, we are tracking genealogy (limited tracking) in the MySQL database, which is becoming hard to trace back to the original material or sample(I can give more details if required). So, we are considering a Graph database. I am requesting advice from the experts.

  1. Is a graph database the right choice, or can we manage with RDBMS?
  2. If RDBMS, which RDMS, which feature, or which approach could make this manageable or sustainable
  3. If Graph database(Neo4j, OrientDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Amazon Neptune, ArangoDB), which one is good, and what are the best practices?

I am sorry that this might be a loaded question.

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ArangoDB's Features

  • multi-model nosql db
  • acid
  • transactions
  • javascript
  • database
  • nosql
  • sharding
  • replication
  • query language
  • joins
  • aql
  • documents
  • graphs
  • key-values
  • graphdb

ArangoDB Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ArangoDB?
Neo4j stores data in nodes connected by directed, typed relationships with properties on both, also known as a Property Graph. It is a high performance graph store with all the features expected of a mature and robust database, like a friendly query language and ACID transactions.
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
It is an open source NoSQL database management system written in Java. It is a Multi-model database, supporting graph, document, key/value, and object models, but the relationships are managed as in graph databases with direct connections between records.
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ArangoDB's Followers
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