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ArangoDB Java Driver: Simplifying Database Interactions

A new arangodb-java-driver is out now, it’s on github. The driver is available for ArangoDB from version 2.2 onwards.

How to include the driver in your application ?

The driver is available as maven artifact. To add the driver to your project with maven, add the following code to your pom.xml:



So you included the driver to your application, how can you use it? First of all you have to configure the driver. You can either import a properties file or use the configuration object. We will focus on the most important properties:

First we create an instance of the configuration object ..

ArangoConfigure configure = new ArangoConfigure();

Lets say we have an ArangoDB instance running under http://123.456.789.10:8529 and we want to configure the driver to talk to that database. Furthermore we expect that a database “testDatabase” exists and want to use it as the default database:


Alternatively you can create a properties file and import it to the configuration object:

File /config/arango.properties:


Import the file:


Now we can use this configuration to instantiate the driver:

ArangoDriver driver = new ArangoDriver(configure);

Now you can use the ArangoDriver class to communicate with your ArangoDB.

Frank Celler

Frank Celler

Frank is both entrepreneur and backend developer, developing mostly memory databases for two decades. He is the CTO and co-founder of ArangoDB. Try to challenge Frank asking him questions on C, C++ and MRuby. Besides Frank organizes Cologne’s NoSQL group & is an active member of NoSQL community.

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