Getting Started

(1) Copy the command below and paste it in a command prompt on your computer to run ArcadeDB Server with Docker with a demo database.

docker run --rm -p 2480:2480 -p 2424:2424
           -e JAVA_OPTS="-Darcadedb.server.rootPassword=playwithdata -Darcadedb.server.defaultDatabases=Imported[root]{import:}"
(2) Open your browser on http://localhost:2480 to access ArcadeDB Studio web tool. Login by using "root" as user and "playwithdata" as a password.

(3) Click on the database icon on the left toolbar, then select the "Beer" type and click on the action "Display the first X records of Beer together with all the vertices that are directly connected".

(4) Now it's time to play with data. Find your favorite beer in the graph.

For more information, check out ArcadeDB Docker support.
(1) Set ArcadeDB Server root password as a secret (replace <password> with the root password you want to use):

kubectl create secret generic server-root-password --from-literal=arcadedb.server.rootPassword='<password>'
(2) Start a Kubernetes cluster with 3 servers:

kubectl apply -f arcadedb-statefulset.yaml
For more information check out ArcadeDB Kubernetes support.
(1) Download and install ArcadeDB on premise. You need a JDK 11 or more recent. Then run the server from a shell:

$ bin/

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PLAY WITH DATA                          

2021-08-31 17:50:46.762 INFO  [ArcadeDBServer]  ArcadeDB Server v22.1.3 (build 258eb/163044331/main) is starting up...
2021-08-31 17:50:46.769 INFO  [ArcadeDBServer]  Starting ArcadeDB Server with plugins [] ...
2021-08-31 17:50:46.793 INFO  [ArcadeDBServer]  - JMX Metrics Started...

|                WARNING: FIRST RUN CONFIGURATION                    |
| This is the first time the server is running. Please type a        |
| password of your choice for the 'root' user or leave it blank      |
| to auto-generate it.                                               |
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| To avoid this message set the environment variable or JVM          |
| setting `arcadedb.server.rootPassword` to the root password to use.|

Root password [BLANK=auto generate it]: *
The first time the server is running, the password for the root user will be asked. Save it in a safe place.

(2) Run ArcadeDB Console:

$ bin/
ArcadeDB Console v.22.1.3 - Copyrights (c) 2021 Arcade Data (

For more information check out ArcadeDB Server.
In Embedded mode your application and the database share the same space in the JVM. This allows blazing fast performance. Your database is still safe in case of crash, thanks to the ACID transaction properties of ArcadeDB.

(1) Update your Maven pom.xml file and add the following dependency (use the latest stable version):

If you're using a snapshot, make sure to add the snapshot repository in your pom.xml file:

    <name>Sonatype OSS</name>
(2) Create the database "Heroes" with a basic schema and a graph of 2 people connected:

try( Database db = new DatabaseFactory( "Heroes" ).create() ) {
  db.transaction( (tx) -> {
    Vertex jay = database.newVertex("Hero").set("firstName", "Jay").set("lastName", "Miner").save();
    Vertex elon = database.newVertex("Person").set("firstName", "Elon").set("lastName", "Musk").save();
    jay.newEdge("IsFriendOf", elon, true).set("since", "1990").save();
(3) Query all the people connected to Elon Musk by using OpenCypher:

Resultset result = db.query("cypher", "MATCH {class: Hero, where: (firstName = 'Elon' AND lastName = 'Musk')}
                                      .both('IsFriendOf') {as: friend}
                                      RETURN friend" );
while( result.hasNext(); ) {
For more information check out ArcadeDB Java API.

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Pricing and License

ArcadeDB is FREE for any usage (Apache 2 License), no strings attached. If you like ArcadeDB, you can actively contribute or you can sponsor the project as an individual or as a company. Check under GitHub Sponsor to see the available tiers. The contributions through GitHub will be shared with the active committers creating a totally new sustainable model for Open Source projects. Check out the ArcadeDB project on GitHub, download the latest release for FREE.

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