This part of the documentation covers the installation of CrateDB on Linux, macOS and Windows systems. The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed. Please read this section carefully.

CrateDB Cloud

The easiest way to get started with CrateDB is to use a 30 day free CrateDB Cloud cluster, no credit card requrired. Visit the sign up page to start your CrateDB cluster today.

CrateDB locally

If you want to try out CrateDB locally on Linux or macOS but would prefer to avoid the hassle of manual installation or extracting release archives, you can get a fresh CrateDB node up and running in your current working directory with a single command:

sh$ bash -c "$(curl -L"


This is a quick way to try out CrateDB. It is not the recommended method to install CrateDB in a durable way. The following sections will outline that method.