6 February 2014
6 February 2014,

Orient Technologies has just released OrientDB v1.7-rc1. This is the first Release Candidate of the version 1.7, other Release Candidate will follow in the next weeks.

To download OrientDB 1.7 rc1 goto:


So what’s new?

The most important news is the new engine to manage Relationships. We knew the biggest OrientDB’s bottleneck was on management of vertices with many edges. Andrey posted a benchmark about importing Wikipedia dataset comparing the new OrientDB 1.7-rc1 and previous OrientDB 1.6.4. In all the tests the new version outperforms the previous one, even 15x! No more pain on managing many edges!

Benchmark OrientDB v1.7-rc1 vc 1.6.4: http://www.orientechnologies.com/first-benchmark-new-architecture-relationship-management/

Other news are mostly related to increase the power and expressiveness of OrientDB SQL language and Graph model.

Below all the enhancements:

    • Engine:
      • new LINKBag to manage LINKS by using SBTree indexes. This drastically improved performance
    • SQL:
      • new LOCK keyword to specify locking strategy
      • new RETURNING keyword to let to UPDATE and DELETE commands to return modified records
      • new include() and exclude() to respectively include or exclude fields of documents
      • operator [] now can be used in chain, also with functions
      • projections can be reused as variables
      • support for LET also in UPDATE and DELETE commands
    • Graph API:
      • support for ordered edge list
      • new detach() and attach() method to work with Graph Element offline
      • new OrientGraphFactory to manage pooled instances
    • HTTP:
      • new support for ETagIf-Match and If-None-Match headers
      • new PATCH method against /document command and /documentbyclass for partial updates
    • Distributed: database deploy now is chunked to avoid RAM saturation
    • Backup and Restore: improved speed from 5x to 50x
    • Studio:
      • new CSV download of Query result
      • Query can return non shallowed collections
    • Fixed reported bugs


Full list of closed issues: https://github.com/orientechnologies/orientdb/issues?milestone=15&page=1&state=closed

Enterprise Edition

OrientDB Community Edition is FREE for any usage. If you wan additional features and Professional support, ask for a trial of Enterprise Edition: Enterprise Edition.

Enjoy Graphs,

Luca Garulli
CEO at Orient Technologies
the Company behind OrientDB



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