Efficient Massive Inserts into ArangoDB with Node.js

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Nothing performs faster than arangoimport and arangorestore for bulk loading or massive inserts into ArangoDB. However, if you need to do additional processing on each row inserted, this blog will help with that type of functionality.

If the data source is a streaming solution (such as Kafka, Spark, Flink, etc), where there is a need to transform data before inserting into ArangoDB, this solution will provide insight into that scenario as well. Read more

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What’s new in ArangoDB 3.6: OneShard Deployments and Performance Improvements

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Welcome 2020! To kick off this new year, we are pleased to announce the next version of our native multi-model database. So here is ArangoDB 3.6, a release that focuses heavily on improving overall performance and adds a powerful new feature that combines the performance characteristics of a single server with the fault tolerance of clusters.

If you would like to learn more about the released features in a live demo, join our Product Manager, Ingo Friepoertner, on January 22, 2020 – 10am PT/ 1pm ET/ 7pm CET for a webinar on “What’s new in ArangoDB 3.6?”. Read more

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Release Candidate 2 of the ArangoDB 3.6 available for testing

We are working on the release of ArangoDB 3.6 and today, just in time for the holiday season, we reached the milestone of RC2. You can download and take the RC2 for a spin: Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. Read more

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ArangoDB and the Cloud-Native Ecosystem: Integration Insights

ArangoDB is joining CNCF to continue its focus on providing a scalable native multi-model database, supporting Graph, Document, and Key-Value data models in the Cloud Native ecosystem.


ArangoDB is a scalable multi-model model database. What does that mean?

You might have already encountered different NoSQL databases specialized for different data models e.g., graph or document databases. However most real-life use-cases actually require a combination of different data models like Single View of Everything, Machine Learning or even Case Management projects to name but a few.

In such scenarios, single data model databases typically require merging data from different databases and often even reimplementing some database logic in the application layer as well as the effort to operate multiple database in a production environment.

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Say Hi To ArangoDB ArangoGraph: A Fully-Managed Multi-Model Database Service

ArangoDB Oasis Managed ServiceAfter two years of planning, preparation and a few lines of code, you can now enjoy an even more comfortable developers’ life with ArangoDB.

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of ArangoDB’s managed service ArangoGraph– a fully-managed graph database, document, and key-value store, as well as a full-text search engine – in one place.

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Building Our Managed Service on Kubernetes: ArangoDB Insights

Running distributed databases on-prem or in the cloud is always a challenge. Over the past years, we have invested a lot to make cluster deployments as simple as possible, both on traditional (virtual) machines (using the ArangoDB Starter) as well as on modern orchestration systems such as Kubernetes (using Kube-ArangoDB).

However, as long as teams have to run databases themselves, the burden of deploying, securing, monitoring, maintaining & upgrading can only be reduced to a certain extent but not avoided.

For this reason, we built ArangoDB ArangoGraph.
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ArangoDB Hot Backup: Creating Consistent Cluster-Wide Snapshots


“Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.”
Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka’s talents wouldn’t have been wasted as DBA. Well, reasonable people might disagree.

With this article, we are shouting out a new enterprise feature for ArangoDB: consistent online single server or cluster-wide “hot backups.”

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ArangoML Pipeline: Simplifying Machine Learning Workflows

Over the past two years, many of our customers have productionized their machine learning pipelines. Most pipeline components create some kind of metadata which is important to learn from.

This metadata is often unstructured (e.g. Tensorflow’s training metadata is different from PyTorch), which fits nicely into the flexibility of JSON, but what creates the highest value for DataOps & Data Scientists is when connections between this metadata is brought into context using graph technology…. so, we had this idea… and made the result open-source.

We are excited to share ArangoML Pipeline with everybody today – A common and extensible metadata layer for ML pipelines which allows Data Scientists and DataOps to manage all information related to their ML pipelines in one place.

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When Exceptions Collide: Managing Errors in ArangoDB

Managing Exception Collisions | ArangoDB BlogThis is a story of an excursion to the bottom of a deep rabbit hole, where I discovered a foot gun in `gcc`’s `libgcc`. The investigation has cost me several days and I hope that by writing this up I can entertain others and save them the journey.


If a C++ application is compiled with GCC on Linux and statically linked against a non-GLibC C-library (like `libmusl`), then there is a danger of a data race which leads to a busy loop happening after `main()` and all static destructors have finished. The race happens, if the application does not use `pthread_cancel` explicitly and if the very first exception which is thrown in the processes’ life is thrown in two different threads at the same time.
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ArangoDB 3.5 Released: Distributed Joins & Transactions

We are super excited to share the latest upgrades to ArangoDB which are now available with ArangoDB 3.5. With the fast-growing team, we could build many new and long-awaited features in the open-source edition and Enterprise Edition. Get ArangoDB 3.5 on our download page and see all changes in the Changelog.

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Maybe good to know: Our Cloud Service offering, ArangoDB ArangoGraph, will run the full Enterprise Edition of ArangoDB 3.5 including all security as well as special features. You can find more about ArangoDB ArangoGraph and play around for 14-days free in the cloud.

Join the upcoming ArangoDB 3.5 Feature Overview Webinar to have a detailed walkthrough on the release with our Head of Engineering and Machine Learning, Jörg Schad. Read more

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