Alpha2 of the upcoming ArangoDB 3.2 release

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The official ArangoDB 3.2 release is almost around the corner. In the meantime, you can play around and test some of the upcoming new features as they come along. The alpha2 version of the upcoming ArangoDB 3.2 is available for testing and can be downloaded here. If you already have ArangoDB installed, please remember to backup your data and run an upgrade after installing the alpha2 release. Note that this version is not suitable for production usage and is supplied only for testing purposes.

Not getting into too much detail yet – one major change in ArangoDB 3.2 is that it will contain two storage engines. The current storage engine based on memory mapped files and a new one backed by RocksDB. This alpha2 release contains some steps towards this goal, as well as independent improvements and previews of new features. Read more

ArangoDB #FoxxChallenge

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The Challenge

arangodb-foxx-logoStarting today we launch the ArangoDB #FoxxChallenge and the winner will receive a brand new Amazon Echo.

Use your knowledge about everyday needs in projects and create a Foxx service that could be helpful for others. If you need some inspiration here some ideas: Read more

ArangoDB Closes 2.2 Million Euro Investment Led by Target Partners

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Funding to accelerate the company’s product development and international expansion

Munich/Cologne (Germany), November 24th, 2016: – ArangoDB GmbH (www.arangodb.com), the company behind one of the fastest growing next generation databases, has landed a 2.2 million Euro investment led by Munich-based venture capital firm Target Partners (www.targetpartners.de). The company develops the open-source NoSQL database ArangoDB, which combines three major data models (graph, key/value, JSON-documents) in one database and one query language. ArangoDB’s product allows startups and enterprises alike to speed up their innovation cycles, simplify their technology stack and increase on-time and on-budget delivery of software projects.

Claudius Weinberger, Co-Founder and CEO, declares: “The previous funding round allowed us to build a rock-solid product and with this additional investment we can further accelerate our growth and expand internationally.” Read more

Learn ArangoDB while contributing

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We are fortunate to live in an open-source world with a fairly large international community of users and contributors, which has been only growing more and more in the past year. (Big thanks for that, by the way 😉 ) Especially that we have recently received quite a few requests on how one can contribute to ArangoDB in an easy and quick way, we have decided that the time has come to get closer to our community and get even more involved.

A lot of great ideas came up during a chat with some of our long-term users on how we could improve on that front. Among all others, the most straightforward one is asking the community for some help and support on GitHub. So we took a bit of time to go through open issues and selected a few now tagged ‘Help Wanted’. Here is a selection of easy tasks that will get you started contributing to ArangoDB with code or ideas and concepts for features. It is only a few to start with, but if you want to get involved we would appreciate your helping hand! Read more

ArangoDB 3.1 – A Solid Ground to Scale part II

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It’s not that long ago since we released ArangoDB 3.0 in which we introduced our binary storage format VelocyPack, the ArangoDB Agency for a self-managing cluster and the first persistent index by implementing Facebooks RocksDB. With all that we laid the foundation for a solid ground to scale with all three data-models.

With today’s ArangoDB 3.1 release we take things a few steps further and make cluster usage of ArangoDB more performant and convenient. Get ArangoDB 3.1.

General upgrades in 3.1

  • Performance boost with our new boost-ASIO server infrastructure
  • Performance boost by overhauling the ArangoDB query optimizer
  • Improved internal abstraction for storage-engines as a preparation for MVCC and pluggable storage-engines
  • VelocyPack over HTTP: Use our binary storage format VelocyPack over HTTP
  • VelocyStream: for high performance needs you can now directly stream VelocyPack. This is already implemented in our Java driver (all other drivers maintained by ArangoDB will follow soon).

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ArangoDB 3.1 Enterprise Edition – A Solid Ground to Scale with Graphs

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In addition to our community version of ArangoDB 3.1 we are excited to release our first Enterprise Edition today. The Enterprise Editions of ArangoDB focuses on enterprise-scale problems and provides useful features to meet the requirements of enterprise customers. You can download a free evaluation-only version here: Download Enterprise Edition. ArangoDB Enterprise Edition also comes with the Enterprise subscription, including comprehensive support SLA.

This first ArangoDB Enterprise Edition includes three major features:

  • SmartGraphs: Scale with graphs to a cluster and stay performant. With SmartGraphs you can use the “smartness” of your application layer to shard your graph efficiently to your machines and let traversals run locally
  • Encryption Control: Choose your level of SSL encryption
  • Auditing: Keep a detailed log of all the important things that happened in ArangoDB

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Webinar: ArangoDB and DC/OS
Graph, Documents in a scalable Distributed Data-Store

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Wednesday, October 26th

DC/OS provides ArangoDB with exactly the infrastructure it needs for implementing a modern distributed stateful service. Join this upcoming webinar to learn how DC/OS quickly and easily deploys ArangoDB to provide scaling and fault tolerance with automatic replacement of failed components. While DC/OS supplies the management of resources and hence allows multiple services to share a common infrastructure, ArangoDB provides a modern persistence layer with its multi-model, fault-tolerant datastore. Read more

Release Candidate 2 of ArangoDB 3.1

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We are glad to announce that the second release candidate (RC2) of ArangoDB 3.1 is publicly available. What makes this release particularly special to us is that it also includes an official release candidate of our new Enterprise Edition with a few extra add-ons up its sleeve. The upcoming ArangoDB 3.1 will be a significant release taking effort from the solid base built with ArangoDB 3.0 which introduced our binary storage format VelocyPack, the ArangoDB Agency for a self-managing cluster architecture and the first persistent index based on Facebook’s RocksDB.

RC2 of ArangoDB 3.1 is available for download and evaluation: Community Edition & Enterprise Edition. The documentation for the ArangoDB 3.1 RC 2 can be found here.
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