When comparing Orchestrate vs ArangoDB, the Slant community recommends ArangoDB for most people. In the question“What are the best databases to use for Node.js applications?” ArangoDB is ranked 6th while Orchestrate is ranked 9th.
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Pro Effortless/Automatic Scaling
Orchestrate was built for scale. Orchestrate is a full-fledged distributed data system, provided as a multi-tenant service. There is no need to manage finite server resources like disk space, CPU, or memory
Pro Already set up for you
Orchestrate is a Database-as-a-Service, so there is no downloading, installation, or any other administration. It also makes configuration management and deployment easy.
Pro Great Node.js support
Orchestrate.js is a first class client for Node.js applications
Pro Fault Tolerance Baked In
As a DBaaS, Orchestrate manages replicas and sharding across multiple machines. Additionally, daily backups are managed by the company.
Pro Multiple Query types at Low Latencies
No other database provides Full-Text-Search, Time-Series, Graph, and Key/Value APIs. Moreover, as a DBaaS, the queries are pre-optimized for low latencies. Consistently under 10ms for any query.
Pro Easy cluster setup
Pro Supports joins
Unlike many NoSQL databases, ArangoDB does support joins in AQL queries.
Pro Transaction save
You can use ACID Transactions for short and small data retrieval and/or modification operations in ArangoDB.
Pro Document and graph-orientend
You can model your data as documents or as a graph - no data model lock-in. You can even combine both models and use them in a single AQL query.
Pro Powerful Java Driver (Sync & Async)
ArangoDB has a very good Java Driver for synchronous and asynchronous. In addition the team there is working on a Spring Data integration.
Con Not Open Source
Orchestrate is not an open source solution.
Con Data are not on your server
Since it's a DBaaS, your data are completely on their server. It cannot be run on your server. Backup is handled by them as well, which may be good or not depending on your needs.