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For Windows users interested in evaluating NuoDB, we offer the NuoDB Community Edition. 

Ready to explore NuoDB on your own?

The NuoDB Community Edition is available for physical / virtual machine host environments, Red Hat OpenShift, and Docker environments. Which version would you like to explore?

Physical / Virtual Machine Red Hat OpenShift EnvironmentDocker Environment


Take a look at our evaluation page for other download options.

Download version updated September 20, 2019 with v4.0.1.1


Physical / virtual machine host Environments

The NuoDB Community Edition is a multi-host version of the NuoDB distributed database, limited to three Transaction Engines and one Storage Manager. 

The Community Edition is free of charge and allows you to self-evaluate NuoDB through a series of quick-start guides and/or build and run your applications on your own laptop, desktop, or in the cloud:

  • ACID compliant transactions
  • Rich ANSI SQL capabilities
  • Simple to use administration

Step 1:

Review the System Requirements.

Step 2:

Select and download NuoDB Release 4.0 for the appropriate operating system (listed to the right). By downloading, you accept these terms and conditions.

Step 3:

Provision resources, and start a database (check out this resource). Enable NuoDB Insights by running the command:


Learn more about NuoDB Insights here.


Visit the Developer Center for tips on getting started, product documentation and user forums. Support for the Community Edition is available only through the KnowledgeBase.

Community Edition Restrictions:

  • Maximum of 3 TEs
  • Maximum of 1 SM

Note: While we provide the Community Edition on both Linux and Windows, we currently only support Linux for production deployments.


Kubernetes Environments

NuoDB users can now deploy, run, and manage a NuoDB database natively inside the Red Hat OpenShift or GKE container management environment to service SQL-based applications also running in Red Hat OpenShift or GKE. 

Red Hat OpenShift

red hat logoOpenShift is an open source container application platform based on the Kubernetes container orchestrator for enterprise application development and deployment.


Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform logoThe Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is Google's managed Kubernetes container application environment for enterprise application development and deployment on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).



kubernetes logoOpen source Kubernetes (K8s) is the base software and orchestration framework for all vendor-provided managed Kubernetes container application environments. Open source Kubernetes can be used for enterprise application development and deployment, either on-prem or on any cloud platform.


For more information on how to deploy NuoDB in OpenShift, GKE, or K8s, see our NuoDB Operator GitHub page, or check us out on the Red Hat Container Catalog or Google Marketplace.


Docker Environments

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You can also try the NuoDB Community Edition by deploying the NuoDB Docker image. Check out our blog post on how to get started on Docker.

Next, to demonstrate ease-of database scale-out, resiliency, and how to setup NuoDB Insights in Docker, check out our blog post on Running NuoDB in Docker - pt II.

For more information on deploying in Docker, check us out on Docker Hub.

NuoDB on Docker Hub 


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Monitor NuoDB Performance with NuoDB Insights

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Enable NuoDB Insights to access a dashboard of database and systems metrics to help you optimize your database environment.

Learn more about NuoDB Insights


Note: Scaling on the Community Edition is limited to three transaction processing nodes and one durability node and cannot run across multiple data centers.

If you’d like to explore those capabilities, you can contact us to explore how NuoDB could fit into your application's architecture.