Hi guys, this is Luca Garulli, the original creator of OrientDB. I guess you noticed OrientDB has not had much activity in the last few years. SAP, the new OrientDB owner, is not interested in evolving the project, but it’s only maintaining the current paying clients for another year. That’s why I decided to fork OrientDB into ArcadeDB.
ArcadeDB is a new generation of Multi-Model databases. It has a brand new transactional engine, much faster and lighter than OrientDB. The new engine has been designed to squeeze the most of multi-CPUs hardware. Our benchmarks show ArcadeDB is, at least, 10X faster than OrientDB in most of the use cases.
From OrientDB we ported the SQL layer so it’s >95% compatible with OrientDB SQL for the most common use cases. ArcadeDB is Apache Tinkerpop Gremlin 3.4.x compliant, so if you are using OrientDB with mostly SQL and/or Gremlin a porting should be pretty much painless. Nice bonus, ArcadeDB supports also Neo4j Cypher language, MongoDB query language and there is also minimal support for Redis protocol for the key/value model.
ArcadeDB is Open Source with Apache 2 license, so really FREE for any usage, no strings attached.
Arcade Data, the main sponsor for ArcadeDB, is managing ArcadeDB as a foundation, where profits from GitHub sponsorship are shared among active committers to create a new sustainable model for Open Source projects.
I hope many users from OrientDB can at least try ArcadeDB. We’re eager to get your feedback and even better, your contribution with code, test, documentation, and more. I hope we can build together a great community as we did with OrientDB.
To know more about ArcadeDB, read Welcome to ArcadeDB: Play with Data.
Founder of ArcadeDB and OrientDB