Features and Capabilities
ArangoDB is a graph database with a powerful set of features for data management and analytics, supported by a rich ecosystem of integrations and drivers
The fully managed multi-cloud ArangoGraph Insights Platform is the easiest and fastest way to get started. It runs the Enterprise Edition of ArangoDB, lets you deploy clusters with just a few clicks, and is operated by a dedicated team of ArangoDB engineers day and night. You can choose from a variety of support plans to meet your needs.
- Supports many cloud deployment regions across the main cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
- High availability featuring multi-region zone clusters, managed backups, and zero-downtime upgrades
- Integrated monitoring, alerting, and log management
- Highly secure with encryption at transit and at rest
- Includes elastic scalability for all deployment models (OneShard and Sharded clusters)
To learn more, go to the ArangoGraph documentation.
ArangoDB can be self-deployed on AWS or other cloud platforms, too. However, when using a self-managed deployment, you take full control of managing the resources needed to run it in the cloud. This involves tasks such as configuring, provisioning, and monitoring the system. For more details, see self-deploying ArangoDB in the cloud.
ArangoDB supports Kubernetes through its official Kubernetes Operator that allows you to easily deploy and manage clusters within a Kubernetes environment.
Running ArangoDB on-premises means that ArangoDB is installed locally, on your organization’s computers and servers, and involves managing all the necessary resources within the organization’s environment, rather than using external services.
You can deploy it on-premises as a single server or as a cluster comprised of multiple nodes with synchronous replication and automatic failover for high availability and resilience. For the highest level of data safety, you can additionally set up off-site replication for your entire cluster (Datacenter-to-Datacenter Replication).
ArangoDB also integrates with Kubernetes, offering a Kubernetes Operator that lets you deploy in your Kubernetes cluster.
ArangoDB is freely available in a Community Edition under the Apache 2.0 open-source license. It is a fully-featured version without time or size restrictions and includes cluster support.
- Open source under a permissive license
- One database core for all graph, document, key-value, and search needs
- A single composable query language for all data models
- Extensible through microservices with custom REST APIs and user-definable query functions
- Cluster deployments for high availability and resilience
See all Community Edition Features.
ArangoDB is also available in a commercial version, called the Enterprise Edition. It includes additional features for performance and security, such as for scaling graphs and managing your data safely.
- Includes all Community Edition features
- Performance options to smartly shard and replicate graphs and datasets for optimal data locality
- Multi-tenant deployment option for the transactional guarantees and performance of a single server
- Enhanced data security with on-disk and backup encryption, key rotation, audit logging, and LDAP authentication
- Incremental backups without downtime and off-site replication
See all Enterprise Edition Features.
|Apache 2.0 License
|Sharding using consistent hashing on the default or custom shard keys
|In addition, smart sharding for improved data locality
|Only hash-based graph sharding
|SmartGraphs to intelligently shard large graph datasets and EnterpriseGraphs with an automatic sharding key selection
|Only regular collection replication without data locality optimizations
|SatelliteCollections to replicate collections on all cluster nodes and data locality optimizations for queries
|No optimizations when querying sharded graphs and replicated collections together
|SmartGraphs using SatelliteCollections to enable more local execution of graph queries
|Only regular graph replication without local execution optimizations
|SatelliteGraphs to execute graph traversals locally on a cluster node
|Collections can be sharded alike but joins do not utilize co-location
|SmartJoins for co-located joins in a cluster using identically sharded collections
|Graph traversals without parallel execution
|Parallel execution of traversal queries with many start vertices
|Graph traversals always load full documents
|Traversal projections optimize the data loading of AQL traversal queries if only a few document attributes are accessed
|Iterative graph processing (Pregel) for single servers
|Pregel graph processing for clusters and single servers
|Inverted indexes and Views without support for search highlighting and nested search
|Search highlighting for getting the substring positions of matches and nested search for matching arrays with all the conditions met by a single object
|Only standard Jaccard index calculation
|Jaccard similarity approximation with MinHash for entity resolution, such as for finding duplicate records, based on how many common elements they have
|Only regular cluster deployments
|OneShard deployment option to store all collections of a database on a single cluster node, to combine the performance of a single server and ACID semantics with a fault-tolerant cluster setup
|ACID transactions for multi-document / multi-collection queries on single servers, for single document operations in clusters, and for multi-document queries in clusters for collections with a single shard
|In addition, ACID transactions for multi-collection queries using the OneShard feature
|Always read from leader shards in clusters
|Optionally allow dirty reads to read from followers to scale reads
|TLS key and certificate rotation
|In addition, key rotation for JWT secrets and server name indication (SNI)
|Built-in user management and authentication
|Additional LDAP authentication option
|Only server logs
|Audit log of server interactions
|No on-disk encryption
|Encryption at Rest with hardware-accelerated on-disk encryption and key rotation
|Only regular backups
|Datacenter-to-Datacenter Replication for disaster recovery
|Only unencrypted backups and basic data masking for backups
|Hot Backups, encrypted backups, and enhanced data masking for backups