ArangoDB 1.4.0 Released: Discover New Features | ArangoDB ’13

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We are proud to announce that version 1.4.0 of ArangoDB has been released. The release is available for download here: Thanks to all contributors and testers for your enormous help!

Features This release is a major milestone for us, because it contains two of the most wanted features:

  • replication
  • multi-database support It also comes with:
  • Foxx, a lightweight framework for building APIs and applications, see
  • a new and much improved admin web interface, including an intuitive graph browser, see
  • full swagger API documentation, allowing you to easily test and play with the server API using a browser
  • an easy to use import/export tool, see
  • an asynchronous request API (can be used for “fire-and-forget” requests and decrease client waiting time)
  • and several other improvments The complete list of new features can be found here: (more…)

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ArangoDB 1.3.3 Release: Enhancements & Fixes | ArangoDB ’13

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Packages for the bug-fix release 1.3.3 are now available from our web-site and from Homebrew. For a list of fixes checkout the CHANGELOG.

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ArangoDB ’13: Replication & Sharding for Scalability

UPDATE: ArangoDB 2 introduced sharding! 🙂

Original blog post:
In ArangoDB’s google group there was recently an interesting discussion on what ArangoDB should offer in terms of replication and sharding. For the rest of you who does not follow the posts in the group, I have copied Frank Celler’s answer into this post:

Frank writes:

We will start with a master-slave, asynchronous replication for 1.4. This has at least the following advantages:

  • It is a good fit for most use cases.
  • It will allow us to implement backup as “slave”.
  • It easily gives you redundancy by setting up multiple instances.
  • It gives you read-scaling.

There are also drawbacks. For example, you need to manually select and switch masters in case of fail-over. However, restricting to a simple solution (which is still hard enough to implement) should allow us to release V1.4 this summer. If you think about MySQL, you will see that in most case a master-slave replication is sufficient.

The next step will be master-master replication. This, however, requires more complex protocols like Paxos to elect a master and at least three nodes. We have to decide, if this will be in version 1.5 or maybe already 2.0. We have to see how much has to be changed.


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ArangoDB 1.3.0 Released: Explore New Features | ArangoDB ’13

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Features and Improvements The following list shows in detail which features have been added or improved in ArangoDB 1.3. ArangoDB 1.3 also contains several bugfixes that are not listed here.

Changes to the Datafile Structure As the datafile structure has changed, please read the

upgrade manual carefully.

Rapid API Development with FOXX A preview of the forthcoming Foxx is contained in 1.3. Please note that this is not the final version, Foxx is still experimental. Foxx is a lightweight Javascript “micro framework” which allows you to build applications directly on top of ArangoDB and therefore skip the middleman (Rails, Django, Symfony or whatever your favorite web framework is). Inspired by frameworks like Sinatra Foxx is designed with simplicity and the specific use case of modern client-side MVC frameworks in mind. The screencast at explains how to use Foxx. (more…)

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ArangoDB 2013: Simplify Database Management with Auto-Increment

The most recent versions of ArangoDB offer more detailed control over what values will be auto-generated for the _key and _id attributes of documents. They also allow using predictable auto-increment sequences.

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ArangoDB 1.01 Released: What’s New? | ArangoDB 2012

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Quick note: ArangoDB 1.01 is available. This is a bugfix release. Check the “ArangoDB Google group” for the changelog . By the way – a lot of interesting discussions on ArangoDB, its feature roadmap and how it works in detail, are taking place there. Binaries are always available in the download section.

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