ArcticDB is a high performance, serverless DataFrame database built for the Python Data Science ecosystem. Launched in March 2023, it is the successor to Arctic.
ArcticDB offers an intuitive Python-centric API enabling you to read and write Pandas DataFrames to S3 or LMDB utilising a fast C++ data-processing and compression engine.
ArcticDB handles data that is big in both row count and column count, so a 20-year history of more than 400,000 unique securities can be stored in a single symbol. Each symbol is maintained as a separate entity with no shared data which means ArcticDB can scale horizontally across symbols, maximising the peformance potential of your compute, storage and network.
ArcticDB is designed from the outset to be resilient; there is no single point of failure, and persistent data structures in the storage mean that once a version of a symbol has been written, it can never be corrupted by subsequent updates. Pulling compressed data directly from storage to the client means that there is no server to overload, so your data is always available when you need it.
BSL features are free to use and the source code is available, but users may not use ArcticDB for production use or for a Database Service, without agreement with Man Group Operations Limited.