ArangoDB 1.4.0 released

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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!


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:

The complete list of new features can be found here:

Installing / Upgrading

We have used the openSUSE Build System to generate RPMs and DEBs for the most popular distributions. But ArangoDB should compile on almost any Linux system. We even got it up and running on a Raspberry PI. MacOSX and Windows versions are available, too.

If you are upgrading from an older version, please read the Upgrade documentation. The database directory must be migrated then. That is an easy task, just follow the documentation.

The Upgrade notes are available at:


The multi-database support required one potentially incompatible change to the server API. There is a compatibility mode for older clients. Enabling it is described in the Upgrade documentation.

Mac OS X

You can download a DMG for MacOSX. The new formula has also been pushed to homebrew and is now available via brew. The App Store version however might take a bit longer to become available. We will keep you informed.

Devel Branch

The devel branch is now used for developing ArangoDB 1.5 and we already started with new features. One of the next features we’ll be working on will be sharding capabilities.

If you are currently using the devel branch for testing 1.4 features, please switch to the 1.4 branch.

About Frank Celler

Frank is both entrepreneur and backend developer, developing mostly memory databases for two decades. He is the lead developer of ArangoDB and co-founder of triAGENS. Try to challenge Frank asking him questions on C, C++ and MRuby. Besides Frank organizes Cologne’s nosql group & nosql conferences.