OrientDB.org: For the Love of Application Developers

Developers have always had to do more with less. What the OrientDB team has loved about working with developers over the last eight years is learning all the ways in which they’ve innovated around complex data challenges even as data types, formats and application usage have changed.

When OrientDB founder Luca Garulli created our database management system, he wanted to empower developers’ unsung innovation by freeing them from the chains of monolithic data formats and use. His mission was to create a high-performance transaction graph database that enables developers to:

OrientDB’s goal has always been to offer a solution that gives developers all the tools they need, in one place, to build innovative applications that meet their unique business challenges. It goes beyond providing an open-source product; at OrientDB, we aim for an open innovation strategy that makes not just the code, but the business transformation steps, accessible to developers from all types of industries.

We’re happy to announce that we’ve launched the next phase of this mission: OrientDB.org, a free, one-stop resource for downloading, using, optimizing and deploying the OrientDB graph database solution. Built just for developers, the site includes product documentation, help files, case studies, training materials and release notes to help developers in every step of graph database use, from download to deployment.

Evolving Graph Options for Evolving Data Use

Luca built OrientDB in response to the challenges developers face as new business applications come into play across the enterprise. When database technology was invented 40 years ago, developers didn’t have to contend with capturing and managing unstructured data from social networks, mobile applications and big-data analytics.

Now, application developers are faced with the task of:

Over the years, we’ve baked features into the OrientDB platform that enable developers to solve these challenges, including our Teleporter migration tools, auditing capabilities, offline monitoring, database backups without delays, and dynamic-distribution configuration and clustering.

The work of an application developer is always a moving target, though, as new business needs, data inputs and business goals shift.

Supporting Developers in Delivering Groundbreaking Applications

Even as data volumes and formats have grown, developers have continued to create cutting-edge applications using OrientDB. They’ve not only found a way to absorb and work with uncharted data types, but they’ve spun them up into next-generation business applications, from responsive, geospatial network management for telecommunications to real-time data governance reporting.

In 2019, our goal isn’t just to provide developers with the tools they need to use graph solutions; we want to empower them to build the most powerful cloud business applications in the world.

When you’re building next-generation applications from scratch in your enterprise, there’s not often a blueprint for how to do it. With OrientDB.org, we’ve centralized instructions on the many use cases and applications our customers have built using the OrientDB platform. The site includes deep insight into how they’ve built and deployed those solutions, on both a technical and transformational level.

Take advantage of the institutional knowledge from a multitude of developers across the world by checking out the OrientDB.org site. It’s our heartfelt Valentine’s Day gift to the innovative application developers working hard to move their projects forward every day!

The OrientDB Team
OrientDB, an SAP Company

London – June 20, 2017

The OrientDB Team has just released OrientDB v2.2.22

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If you are using 2.2.x series, please upgrade your production environments to v2.2.22. View our Change Log for a full list of new functionalities, bug fixes and other improvements.

Download The Latest OrientDB (v2.2.22) version:

https://orientdb.com/download

If you are currently using a previous version of OrientDB, we recommend you upgrade using the link above. However, if you would like to download previous versions of OrientDB Community Edition, you may do so here: https://orientdb.com/download-previous/

Noteworthy Enhancements

For a complete list of enhancements, improvements and bug fixes, have a look at the complete OrientDB Changelog.

CORE

– Fixed bug on toLowerCase/toUpperCase that didn’t take care of Localeinfoicon

SERVER

– Fixed bug on server startup when automatic backup plugin is disabledinfoicon

HA

– Starting from this version hot upgrade of servers in cluster is supportedinfoicon

– Fixed issue with server restart in cluster that was stuck on STARTING status

SQL

– Use of indexes for range queries when >= and <= operators are used has been optimisedinfoicon

DOCKER

– Official OrientDB Docker images are now immediately available with the release of OrientDB 2.2.22.

 

Team and Contributors

A big thank you goes out to the OrientDB team and all the contributors who worked hard on this release, providing pull requests, tests, issues and comments.

Best regards,

Luigi Dell’Aquila
Director of Consulting
OrientDB LTD

London – June 1, 2017

The OrientDB Team has just released OrientDB v2.2.21

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If you are using 2.2.x series, please upgrade your production environments to v2.2.21. View our Change Log for a full list of new functionalities, bug fixes and other improvements.

Download The Latest OrientDB (v2.2.21) version:

https://orientdb.com/download

If you are currently using a previous version of OrientDB, we recommend you upgrade using the link above. However, if you would like to download previous versions of OrientDB Community Edition, you may do so here: https://orientdb.com/download-previous/

Noteworthy Enhancements

For a complete list of enhancements, improvements and bug fixes, have a look at the complete OrientDB Changelog.

CORE

– Fixed bug on file management after restoring a 2.1.x backup on 2.2.x

STUDIO

– Fixed bug on client blocked in case of error on message reading

GRAPH

– Fixed integration with gremlin for result set of collectionsinfoicon

HIGH AVAILABILITY

– Improved performance of messages exchange
– Fixed locking problem with distributed transactions
– Fixed OSGi dependency of distributed module from graphdb

Team and Contributors

A big thank you goes out to the OrientDB team and all the contributors who worked hard on this release, providing pull requests, tests, issues and comments.

Best regards,

Luigi Dell’Aquila
Director of Consulting
OrientDB LTD

London – May 11, 2017

The OrientDB Team has just released OrientDB v2.2.20

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If you are using 2.2.x series, please upgrade your production environments to v2.2.20. View our Change Log for a full list of new functionalities, bug fixes and other improvements.

Download The Latest OrientDB (v2.2.20) version:

https://orientdb.com/download

If you are currently using a previous version of OrientDB, we recommend you upgrade using the link above. However, if you would like to download previous versions of OrientDB Community Edition, you may do so here: https://orientdb.com/download-previous/

Noteworthy Enhancements

For a complete list of enhancements, improvements and bug fixes, have a look at the complete OrientDB Changelog.

CORE

– Fixed retain of storage instance in the profile after close/deleteinfoicon

STUDIO

– Fixed Bug in CSV downloadinfoicon

LUCENE

– Fixed bug on date range queriesinfoicon

Team and Contributors

A big thank you goes out to the OrientDB team and all the contributors who worked hard on this release, providing pull requests, tests, issues and comments.

Best regards,

Luigi Dell’Aquila
Director of Consulting
OrientDB LTD

London – April 26, 2017

The OrientDB Team has just released OrientDB v2.2.19

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If you are using 2.2.x series, please upgrade your production environments to v2.2.19. View our Change Log for a full list of new functionalities, bug fixes and other improvements.

Download The Latest OrientDB (v2.2.19) version:

https://orientdb.com/download

If you are currently using a previous version of OrientDB, we recommend you upgrade using the link above. However, if you would like to download previous versions of OrientDB Community Edition, you may do so here: https://orientdb.com/download-previous/

Noteworthy Enhancements

For a complete list of enhancements, improvements and bug fixes, have a look at the complete OrientDB Changelog.

SQL

– Supported wildcards in exclude() and include() functionsinfoicon
– New -force and -full options in HA SYNC DATABASE commandinfoicon

HA

– Improved distributed logs. Information on who is the coordinator server are now printed
– Added timeout in every lock request

Core

– Improved statistic of byte buffer exposed through JMX

Team and Contributors

A big thank you goes out to the OrientDB team and all the contributors who worked hard on this release, providing pull requests, tests, issues and comments.

Best regards,

Luigi Dell’Aquila
Director of Consulting
OrientDB LTD

OrientDB Community Awards

OrientDB Community Awards

 

We value and appreciate the hard work put in by the world-wide OrientDB community. That’s why, as a small token of appreciation, we’ve started sending out some gadgets and rewards to our community members.  

 


Code Contributors

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Saeed Tabrizi

A special thank you to Saeed for his dedication to OrientDB. Among the numerous and valuable contributions, some noteworthy examples include Pull Requests on OrientJS repository in which, among several improvements, he implemented the IF NOT EXIST clause when creating classes and properties, and IF EXIST clause when dropping classes and properties.

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Michael Pollmeier

Michael is the original Author of the Apache TinkerPop 3 Graph Structure Implementation for OrientDB, which will be officially supported in upcoming major OrientDB releases!

 


Community Contributor

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Scott Molinari

Not only has Scott provided detailed bug reports and documents, he’s helped countless community members by shedding light on new features and helped countless others experiencing issues.

 


Thank You for Your Contributions

Thank you to Saeed, Michael and Scott, who as a gesture of appreciation will be receiving a Raspberry Pi 3® Starter Kit along with some OrientDB merchandise (T-shirt, stickers and that kind of stuff)**.

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Next time – Bloggers and Writers

We’d also like to send out a special thank you to all the community members writing about OrientDB in their blogs, articles & papers. Thats why next time around we’ll be sending out some more gadgets to our top community bloggers.

So if you’re currently writing about @OrientDB, remember to use the the #OrientDB and #Multimodel tags in your posts and head back to this page regularly. You might find your name on our Top Contributors list!

*All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
**All OrientDB Community Award winners will be contacted individually in order to receive their prize.

 

London – February 17, 2017

The OrientDB Team has just released OrientDB v2.2.17

If you are using 2.2.x series, please upgrade your production environments to v2.2.17. View our Change Log for a full list of new functionalities, bug fixes and other improvements.

Download The Latest OrientDB (v2.2.17) version:

https://orientdb.com/download

If you are currently using a previous version of OrientDB, we recommend you upgrade using the link above. However, if you would like to download previous versions of OrientDB Community Edition, you may do so here: https://orientdb.com/download-previous/

Noteworthy Enhancements

For a complete list of enhancements and improvements, view the new OrientDB Changelog.

Important Notes

– A critical issue which may lead to corruption of records during update was fixed. We recommend all users and Customers running OrientDB 2.2 upgrade to v.2.2.17.

Scripts

– New ‘delay’ option in stresstester script.
– Increase the default heap size on console.sh/.bat to 1GB and let configure via variable ORIENTDB_OPTS_MEMORY.

JDBC

– Improve interaction with managemnt tools about database metadata.

Team and Contributors

A big thank you goes out to the OrientDB team and all the contributors who worked hard on this release, providing pull requests, tests, issues and comments.

Best regards,

Luigi Dell’Aquila
Director of Consulting
OrientDB LTD

London – February 3, 2017

The OrientDB Team has just released OrientDB v2.2.16.

 

If you are using 2.2.x series, please upgrade your production environments to v2.2.16. View our Change Log for a full list of new functionalities, bug fixes and other improvements.

Download The Latest OrientDB (v2.2.16) version:

https://orientdb.com/download

If you are currently using a previous version of OrientDB, we recommend you upgrade using the link above. However, if you would like to download previous versions of OrientDB Community Edition, you may do so here: https://orientdb.com/download-previous/

Noteworthy Enhancements

For a complete list of enhancements and improvements, view the new OrientDB Changelog.

Scripts

– “logs” command has been added in orientdb.sh – Community Contribution #7130.

HA

– More verbose logs when the download of a database is skipped because autoDeploy=false.
– Removed the ping to Hazelcast servers by default.

Graph

– Fixed regression introduced in 2.2.15 during vertex delete that caused stale pointers – Issue #7118.
– Fixed graph query of properties with kebab-case issue – Issue #7128.

Team and Contributors

A big thank you goes out to the OrientDB team and all the contributors who worked hard on this release, providing pull requests, tests, issues and comments.

Best regards,

Luigi Dell’Aquila
Director of Consulting
OrientDB LTD

London – January 19, 2017

The OrientDB Team has just released OrientDB v2.2.15.

 

If you are using 2.2.x series, please upgrade your production environments to v2.2.15. View our Change Log for a full list of new functionalities, bug fixes and other improvements.

Download The Latest OrientDB (v2.2.15) version:

https://orientdb.com/download

If you are currently using a previous version of OrientDB, we recommend you upgrade using the link above. However, if you would like to download previous versions of OrientDB Community Edition, you may do so here: https://orientdb.com/download-previous/

Noteworthy Enhancements (view Changelog)

  1. The Schema panel within Studio has been improved: now there are two main class categories: “User” Class and “System” Class. The “User” Class now has additional separation between “Vertex“, “Edge” and “Generic” Classes.
  2. New forms to create Vertex, Edge and Generic Classes, along with their buttons, have been added in the Schema panel in Studio. It is now possible to specify the number of clusters during class creation.

Team and Contributors

A big thank you goes out to the OrientDB team and all the contributors who worked hard on this release, providing pull requests, tests, issues and comments.

Best regards,

Luigi Dell’Aquila
Director of Consulting
OrientDB LTD

This month OrientDB launched its new Client Referral Program aimed at rewarding users who recommend clients to use OrientDB’s enterprise, consulting or support options.

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 referral imageexpands, 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.

Happy Holidays!

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Arun Dubey

Global Corporate Sales Director
OrientDB Ltd

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