Fundamentals and Best Practices of ArangoDB Cluster Administration


When data size or workload makes purchasing of a single database server prohibitive one needs to rethink the system architecture and consider to cluster a farm of more affordable machines. While ArangoDB clusters bring additional added value like seamless runtime scaling and thin provisioning, their management can look testy and challenging.

We have tried to make the experience of bootstrapping, maintenance and operation of an ArangoDB cluster as easy as possible. With this talk, we are addressing the general overview of administrative aspects of operating an ArangoDB cluster for database administrators and application engineers on an intermediate level.

In this online talk, Kaveh will discuss the inner workings and mechanisms involved in clustering of ArangoDB databases. And go through basic administrative tasks like startup, orderly shutdown, rolling upgrading, creation and dropping of cluster database entities, authentication, SSL transport, live scaling of the cluster, and basic troubleshooting.

The session will end with a short Q&A.

We'll be hosting this talk live via Zoom. Join the live stream on Tuesday, April 10th here:


• 9:00 PST (UTC - 8 hours)
• 12:00 EST (UTC - 5 hours)
• 16:00 UTC
• 17:00 BST (UTC + 1 hour)
• 18:00 CEST (UTC + 2 hour)