ArangoDB was founded in 2014 as a spin-off from a consulting organisation (Triagens) that was itself constituted in 2004. Prior to the spin-off, Triagens had developed what it called AvocadoDB and which has since evolved into ArangoDB.
The company was originally established in Germany but has since established headquarters in the United States. There are also offices in Russia and India. The product focuses on operational and hybrid operational/analytic environments such as recommendations (next best offer), network and wire management, fraud detection and so forth, as well as knowledge graphs and predictive analytics. There are various clients listed on the company website, of which the most well-known are Barclays, Liaison Technologies and Thomson Reuters.