OrientDB Manual


OrientDB supports 3 kinds of drivers:

  • Native binary remote, that talks directly against the TCP/IP socket using the binary protocol
  • HTTP REST/JSON, that talks directly against the TCP/IP socket using the HTTP protocol
  • Java wrapped, as a layer that links in some way the native Java driver. This is pretty easy for languages that run into the JVM like Scala, Groovy and JRuby

This is the list of the known drivers to use OrientDB through different languages:

Language Name Type Description
Java (native) API Native Native implementation.
JDBC driver Native For legacy and reporting/Business Intelligence applications and JCA integration for J2EE containers
Oriento Native Binary protocol, new branch that has been updated with the latest functionality. Tested on 1.7.0. Branched from node-orientdb
node-orientdb-http HTTP RESTful HTTP protocol. Tested on 1.6.1
Gremlin-Node To execute Gremlin queries against a remote OrientDB server
PhpOrient Binary Official Driver
OrientDB-PHP Binary This was the first PHP driver for OrientDB, but doesn't support all OrientDB features and it's slow to support new versions of driver protocol.
Doctrine ODM Uses OrientDB-PHP High level framework to use OrientDB from PHP
.NET driver for OrientDB Binary Official Driver
PyOrient Binary Official Driver for Python, compatible with OrientDB 1.7 and further.
Bulbflow project HTTP Uses Rexter Graph HTTP Server to access to OrientDB database
Configure Rexster for OrientDB
Compass HTTP
OrientDB-C Binary Binary protocol compatibles with C++ and other languages that supports C calls
LibOrient Binary As another Binary protocol driver
Javascript Driver HTTP This driver is the simpler way to use OrientDB from JS
Javascript Graph Driver HTTP This driver mimics the Blueprints interface. Use this driver if you're working against graphs.
OrientDB-JRuby Native Through Java driver
OrientDB Client Binary
Any Java driver Native Scala runs on top of JVM and it's fully compatible with Java applications like OrientDB
Scala Page Native Offers suggestions and examples to use it without pains
Scala utilities and tests Native To help Scala developers using OrientDB
Clojure binding Native Through Java driver
Clojure binding of Blueprints API
OrientDB Android Porting OrientDB-Android is a port/fork of OrientDB for the Android platform by David Wu
OrientDB Perl driver Binary PlOrient is a Perl binary interface for OrientDB

Supported standards

This is the list of the library to use OrientDB by using such standard:

TinkerPop Blueprints

TinkerPop Blueprints, the standard for Graph Databases. OrientDB is 100% compliant with latest version


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