In case you missed some of the latest news and haven’t subscribed to our newsletter below, here’s a quick recap of this month’s news. Find out how OrientDB can help your startup company with our latest case study and how companies across the world are using graph technology to secure their systems. Stay up-to date with our latest stable release or test the new features in our 3.0 milestones release.
If you want to learn about how OrientDB can help your startup company, take a look at our latest case studies. Find out how New.sc uses graphs and multi-model features to power an intuitive and increasingly popular news platform.
Earlier this month we released OrientDB 2.2.20. This is our latest stable release so if you haven’t upgraded yet, go ahead and download it now. In case you missed it, last month we released our OrientDB 3.0 Milestones Edition. Though not yet suitable for production environments, if you want to test the latest features included in our upcoming 3.0 release, head over to our Labs page.
This May OrientDB announced their partnership with Chinese system integrator and fraud detection experts MiMe. Using multi-model databases, MiMe is helping companies across China move from antiquated relational systems to modern day, innovative database systems.
With the release of OrientDB Teleporter last year, OrientDB is being used around the world to synchronise relational data. In fact, we’re the first NoSQL database to enable this feature. Whether it’s data from Oracle, SQLServer, MySQL, PostgreSQL or HyperSQL, Teleporter transforms tables to graphs and allows Relational and NoSQL technologies to coexist.
Stay tuned for more news,
The OrientDB Team
By OrientDB CEO, Luca Garulli
After ransomware groups recently wiped off about 34,000 MongoDB database and exposed about 35,000 Elastic Search databases on the Internet*(read the full article), we advise that OrientDB users double check their OrientDB server.
OrientDB’s average level of security is much stronger than both MongoDB and ElasticSearch. However, nothing can keep you totally safe, specially if you are exposing an OrientDB server directly to the Internet and/or you haven’t changed the default password in your database.
1. If you aren’t using the default users (admin, reader and writer), then delete them.
2. If you’re using them, be sure you changed the password for all 3 default users: admin, reader and writer.
3. When you installed OrientDB for the first time, the script asked for the root password. Make sure you didn’t set something obvious such as “root“, “orientdb“, “password“, or any other simple/obvious password.
1. If you can, don’t expose the OrientDB server to the Internet.
2. Remember that starting from v2.2 you can configure stronger SALT cycles for hashed passwords. Take a look at the following page for more details: https://orientdb.com/docs/
3. If you’re working with very sensitive data, please consider using Encryption at REST with AES algorithm. For more details, take a look at the following page: http://orientdb.
4. Don’t use a password at all. Since v2.2.14, OrientDB Enterprise Edition supports authentication via symmetric keys for the Java client. See https://orientdb.com/docs/2.2/Security-Symmetric-Key-Authentication.html.
For any question, don’t hesitate to ask to the Community Group.
Thanks and keep your data safe!
Founder & CEO
Here at OrientDB, we’ve always known and been proud that many of our sales come from client or community referrals. Whenever a new client says they learned about us from user reviews or from a direct contact using OrientDB Community or Enterprise editions, we take it as reassurance that our focus on software development will help drive our sales. This is not a novel strategy but one that our CEO Luca Garulli has always believed in, as our main goal is to make innovative technologies more accessible to a wider market.
“Instead of investing huge resources in marketing and sales like our competitors are doing, we prefer to focus on the product and the community first. It’s not new, other companies like Atlassian® or slack® have proven that you can build a successful product without big investments on marketing campaigns.”
Luca Garulli, CEO @ OrientDB
That’s the reason our Community edition uses an Apache 2 license. We could restrict our open source version by not
making it available for commercial use, or as some of our competitors do, we could further restrict users by forcing them to make their applications open source in order to use OrientDB Community. From any users point of view, these are all deterrents when selecting what database to use, not only from a budgetary point of view, but simply because people generally don’t like to be forced down a path they didn’t initially contemplate.
Our strategy is working. Throughout 2016 we saw sustained growth in both OrientDB Community adoption as well as increased sales for our Enterprise, Support and Consulting services. OrientDB is not only one of the most popular graph databases in the world, this year we’ve proven that the Multi-Model database is here to stay as an innovative, affordable and powerful solution for small, medium and large enterprises.
All this brings me to our new referral program. As our community of developers grows and our client portfolio expands, the amount of referrals this year increased significantly.Obviously we also hope our initiative will help drive sales even further, but we thought it’s only be fair to extend our gratitude to all those who recommend OrientDB by giving them a portion of our sales revenue (up to 10% of a contract’s value for those who recommend 3 or more clients).
We also wanted to make this simple. To enter the program you must simply fill out a form with your referrals details and personal information. If the client you referred signs a contract with OrientDB within 90 days, one of our sales representatives will contact you so that we may process your bonus.
So if you’re using OrientDB and know of anyone looking for a powerful yet affordable NoSQL solution, take a look at our referral program.
Global Corporate Sales Director
Crowdsourced Competitive Intelligence Platform Honors 4,500 Winning Companies Out of 15 Million Profiles
London, UK – 17-11-2016 – OrientDB announced today it was named an Owler HOT in 2016 winner in London. With hundreds of contributors joining the ranks, OrientDB is experiencing tremendous growth in both Community and Enterprise adoption. The native multi-model database combines the connectedness of graphs, the agility of documents and the familiar SQL dialect.
Owler recognizes the top trending companies in cities around the world. They filtered through more than 15 million companies and picked 4,500 award winners across 600 cities worldwide. Recipients were chosen based on several different metrics, including number of followers on Owler, insights collected from our community, social media followers, and blog posts over the past year.
“We’ve sorted through database of millions of contributions from our community and landed on the top trending companies from around the world,” said Jim Fowler, CEO at Owler. “Being Hot In 2016 is an accomplishment to be proud of.”
To see OrientDB’s company profile on Owler, go to: https://www.owler.com/iaApp/4498930/orientdb-company-profile .
With downloads exceeding 70,00 per month, OrientDB is an award winning, 2nd Generation Distributed Graph Database with the flexibility of Documents in one product. It is a unique, true multi-model NoSQL DBMS equipped to tackle today’s big data challenges and offers multi-master replication, sharding as well as more flexibility for modern, complex use cases. Visit https://orientdb.com/success/ to read more about companies using OrientDB.
Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts. Owler is powered by an active community of 800K business professionals that contribute unique business insights such as competitors, private company revenue, and CEO ratings. From startups all the way to large enterprises (including 96% of the Fortune 500), CEOs, salespeople, marketers, product managers, and all types of business professionals use Owler daily. Launched in 2014, and funded by Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures, Owler is headquartered in San Mateo, CA with offices in Coimbatore, India.
LONDON, UK – March 17, 2016 – OrientDB, the pioneer behind the world’s first Open Source, NoSQL distributed graph-document database, today announced its certification under the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program. Through this partnership, CenturyLink Cloud users are now able to deploy and manage OrientDB’s community or enterprise edition databases via CenturyLink’s Blueprints library.
CenturyLink Cloud customers can now benefit from OrientDB’s features:
OrientDB Community Edition is free for any purpose (including commercial use). OrientDB Enterprise Edition serves as an extension of the Community Edition by providing enterprise-needed features such as: Query Profiler, distributed clustering configuration, metrics recording, and Live Monitor with configurable alerts.
The CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program allows participating technology companies, like OrientDB, to integrate with the CenturyLink Cloud platform. These additional business-ready solutions are available to CenturyLink’s cloud, hosting and network customers.
“Companies hoping to leverage big data are getting tired of dealing with multiple systems and increasing infrastructural costs,” said Luca Garulli, CEO of OrientDB. “Customers choose OrientDB for its innovative Multi-model database capabilities and affordable nature. Expanding our capabilities to the cloud through CenturyLink provides the perfect accessible solution without the need for multiple database systems or costly servers.”
“The foundation of the big data revolution on our platform has been software innovation around unstructured data management,” said David Shacochis, vice president of platform enablement at CenturyLink, “OrientDB is a great example of this trend, allowing our customers to manage their unstructured data relations in a scalable model that drives insight out of their business workloads”
To start using OrientDB on CenturyLink Cloud today, refer to the “Getting Started” guide on the CenturyLink Cloud Knowledge Base.
OrientDB is an open source 2nd Generation Distributed Graph Database with the flexibility of Documents and a familiar SQL dialect. With downloads exceeding 70,000 per month, more than 100 community contributors and 1000’s of production users, OrientDB is experiencing tremendous growth in both community and Enterprise adoption. First generation Graph Databases lack the features that Big Data demands: multi-master replication, sharding and more flexibility for modern complex use cases. See for yourself, Download OrientDB and give it a try.
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[image src=”https://orientdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/5.png” align=”left” caption=”OrientDB Labs”] For the past few years all of us here at OrientDB have strived to deliver a fresh, innovative platform on which enterprises could work on to enrich their business. We’ve always been proud of our work, and it’s been a real pleasure to collaborate with and learn from an ever growing community of dedicated developers.
With the launch of OrientDB back in 2011 we breathed some fresh air into the DBMS landscape, making waves with our multi-model approach (to the delight of some and shock of others). From then on it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride and in 2015 we continued to disrupt the market and climb the DBMS charts. We’re hoping 2016 will be no different, and in that spirit we are launching our 2.2 Beta version of OrientDB in the next few days **queue the drum roll**
We couldn’t have achieved this without the ever growing community of developers who worked tirelessly alongside our team. Of course, this is a Beta release so not suitable for production environments but we’re hoping our community is just as excited as we are with the announcement, and we’re looking forward to working together to test what we think will be our best release so far.[image src=”https://orientdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/portal1.png” align=”right”]
Our engineers have been working hard to make OrientDB even better and we’ve loaded version 2.2 full of new features which we’re sure you’ll love too. The main focus of this version is on Security, APIs and performance, building on our distributed capabilities as well as graph enhancements. We’ve added new features such as Teleporter, which introduces a simple, straightforward way to convert your relational databases to OrientDB. Other new features include:
During the coming days, we’ll be discussing several of the new features here in our company blog so stay tuned for more on each of OrientDB’s new capabilities and enhancements. Once we’re live, go ahead and take if for a test drive and let us know what you think. For a complete list of features please refer to our OrientDB v2.2 documentation following the Beta launch.
Thank you to our community and looking forward to receiving your feedback!
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Key highlights include senior management hires, community awards, coverage by leading analysts, record subscription growth and breakthrough product innovation
London, UK (February 2, 2016) – OrientDB Ltd, the company behind the first-ever distributed multi-model database, announces a year of record growth that paves the way for a transformative 2016.
Leading analysts continue to highlight the surge of multi-model databases and the tremendous opportunity for customers to accelerate the pace of innovation by using a few operational databases rather than many different technologies. Natively supporting graphs, documents and the familiar SQL dialect, OrientDB is a general-purpose solution to naturally process today’s data which is generated at unbelievable speed. That opens the doors to a new class of applications, drastically reduces the costs and removes the need to keep multiple DBMSes aligned.
“With the release of OrientDB 2.1 and breakthrough innovation coming in OrientDB 2.2, we are making the industry’s first distributed document-graph database even better.” said Luca Garulli, CEO and Founder. “When I started to work on OrientDB back in 2010, I could only imagine the pace of growth we’re seeing today thanks to our customers, users and advocates.”
“The multi-model market started to blossom in 2015 as enterprises shift towards a simplified architecture that marries connected, unstructured and structured data processed at a speed never possible before,” said Luca Olivari, President. “OrientDB pioneered the multi-model approach and is best positioned to capitalize on this massive change.”
With downloads exceeding 70,000 per month, more than 100 community contributors and 1000’s of production users, OrientDB is experiencing tremendous growth in both community and Enterprise adoption. The native multi-model database combines the connectedness of graphs, the agility of documents and the familiar SQL dialect. Fortune 500 companies, government entities and startups all use the technology to build large-scale innovative applications. Some of their clients include Ericsson, the United Nations, Pitney Bowes, Sky, CenturyLink and Sonatype. OrientDB recently won the prestigious 2015 Infoworld Bossie award.
CAMBRIDGE, UK and London, UK – 11 November 2015, Cambridge Intelligence, creators of the KeyLines network visualization toolkit and OrientDB, Ltd the sponsor of OrientDB, the pioneering multi-model DBMS, today announced a new partnership.
The partnership between the firms will pave the way for new integrated customer solutions built with both technologies. Using the KeyLines visualization technology, OrientDB users will be able to easily integrate intuitive and powerful visual data exploration and analysis capability into their existing big data solutions.
“The combination of KeyLines and OrientDB is an exciting new opportunity,” said Joe Parry, CEO of Cambridge Intelligence.
“Cambridge Intelligence and OrientDB are a great fit for one another, offering complimentary expertise and technologies that are in real demand. We look forward to working closely together to help customers build the solutions they need to make sense of their complex connected data.”
OrientDB has enjoyed rapid adoption in the NoSQL market, with organizations keen to benefit from its ‘hybrid’ approach to data storage, combining the flexibility of a document store with the connectedness of a graph database.
“Storing and visualizing complex relationships is fundamental to easily explore data and uncover hidden patterns,” said Luca Olivari, President of OrientDB. “Keylines and OrientDB can provide unique insights to customers on a journey to better leverage connected data and gain competitive advantage.”
The combination of KeyLines and OrientDB will generate significant operational benefits and data insight in a number of different use cases, including cyber security, anti-fraud and data discovery.
To learn more about this partnership watch the webinar Maximizing OrientDB Data Insight with Visualization.
About Cambridge Intelligence
Cambridge Intelligence Limited is a leading provider of visualization and analysis solutions, designed to help organizations understand their complex connected data. By combining award-winning software, unrivalled know-how and expert developer services, the company aims to make network visualization accessible and meaningful across many industries.
About OrientDB Ltd
OrientDB Ltd is a private company that officially leads the development of the OrientDB Open Source Project. OrientDB is a 2nd Generation Distributed Graph Database with the flexibility of Documents in one product with an Open Source commercial friendly license. First generation Graph Databases lack the features that Big Data demands: multi-master replication, sharding and more flexibility for modern complex use cases.
Jim Stock Joins OrientDB to Lead and Build the Worldwide Sales Organization
London, UK (Nov 2, 2015) – Orient Technologies, the company behind OrientDB (www.orientdb.com), the graph-document database that pioneered the multi-model concept, announced today that Jim Stock, an experienced executive in the NoSQL database market, will join the company as Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
Jim is an accomplished enterprise sales leader who brings more than 20 years of experience to Orient Technologies. Most recently, he was Senior Director at MongoDB where he led the EMEA Field Sales team during a time of unprecedented growth. Prior to that, Jim served as a Director at Marklogic where he held a variety of management roles, including running the team responsible for the largest vertical market, Media. Prior to MarkLogic, he spent 9 years in various management positions at Bertelsmann. Throughout his career, Jim has built high performance sales teams that consistently deliver strong results.
“Hiring a sales leader of Jim’s experience is an endorsement of the immense opportunity for the leading multi-model database to transform one of the largest industries,” said Luca Olivari, President, OrientDB. “Jim’s experience with managing enterprise clients and deep knowledge of the database market will be essential during this accelerated stage of our growth.”
“OrientDB, with its combination of graph and document models, represents the next stage in the evolution of the NoSQL database.” said Jim. “I was really impressed with the mission criticality of the applications that organizations are building with OrientDB, whether it’s a tier 1 e-Commerce company that built a Recommendation Engine that combines Product Catalog data to drive increased online revenue, or a leading global bank putting OrientDB at the heart of their technology refresh applications.”
With downloads exceeding 70,000 per month, more than 100 community contributors and 1000’s of production users, Orient Technologies is experiencing tremendous growth in both community and Enterprise adoption. The native multi-model database combines the connectedness of graphs, the agility of documents and the familiar SQL dialect. Fortune 500 companies, government entities and startups all use the technology to build large-scale innovative applications. Some of their clients include the United Nations, Pitney Bowes, Sky, CenturyLink and Sonatype. OrientDB recently won the prestigious 2015 Infoworld Bossie Award.
Orient Technologies is the main sponsor and the commercial supporter of OrientDB.
Placement based on completeness of vision and ability to execute
London, UK (Oct 16, 2015) — Orient Technologies, the company behind OrientDB (www.orientdb.com), today announced that it has been included by Gartner in their 2015 Magic Quadrant for Operational Databases*.
Gartner defines the operational DBMS market by relational and non-relational database management products that are suitable for a broad range of enterprise-level, transactional applications. The report also highlights as a strategic planning assumption that by 2017, all leading operational DBMSs will offer multiple data models, relational and NoSQL, in a single DBMS platform. This is a vision pioneered by OrientDB since 2010.
“The Magic Quadrant serves as a trusted resource for companies as they look for operational databases and 31 vendors have been evaluated. OrientDB pioneered the multi-model approach in 2010 and we believe being recognized by the world’s leading industry analyst validates our vision,” said Luca Olivari, President of Orient Technologies.
Orient Technologies is the only NoSQL company that has been funded exclusively by its own customers**. Research and Development activities are sponsored by clients and supported by an active user community. With relentless focus on building the operational database for tomorrow’s enterprises, OrientDB continues to grow and deliver on the multimodel vision that’s changing the database landscape forever.
About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
With downloads exceeding 70,000 per month, more than 100 community contributors and 1000’s of production users, Orient Technologies is experiencing tremendous growth in both Community and Enterprise adoption. The native multi-model database combines the connectedness of graphs, the agility of documents and the familiar SQL dialect. Fortune 500 companies, government entities and startups all use the technology to build large-scale innovative applications. Some of their clients include the United Nations, Pitney Bowes, Sky, CenturyLink and Sonatype. OrientDB recently won the prestigious 2015 Infoworld Bossie Award.
Orient Technologies is the main sponsor and the commercial supporter of OrientDB.
*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, Adam M. Ronthal and Terilyn Palanca, October 12, 2015.
** Company funding data taken from Crunchbase as of October 12, 2015