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The NuoDB Community Edition is available for physical / virtual machine host environments, Red Hat OpenShift, and Docker environments.

Community Edition of NuoDB limits your deployment to:

  • 3 Transaction Engines and 1 Storage Manager
  • Deployment in a single location

To deploy the Enterprise Edition of NuoDB, which has no limit on the number of TEs and SMs that can be provisioned, please contact to buy a license.

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

Which version would you like to explore?

Physical / Virtual Machine Docker EnvironmentKubernetes Environment

Download version updated January 15, 2020 with v4.0.4.2.


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 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:

To download a NuoDB Release 4.0 server package (and a client package if evaluating client tools) for the appropriate operating system, click the appropriate Download button on the right-hand side of this page. 

By downloading, you accept these terms and conditions.

Step 3:

After downloading the required server package, deploy NuoDB. For more information, see Installing NuoDB.


After deploying NuoDB, you can install and deploy the NuoDB Insights visual monitoring tool. To enable NuoDB Insights, run the following command:


Learn more about NuoDB Insights here.


Note: For tips on getting started, see our Getting Started guide in the product documentation. Additional support can be found in our user forums and KnowledgeBase.


Kubernetes Environments

NuoDB users can now deploy, run, and manage a NuoDB database natively inside the Amazon AKS, Google GKE, or Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes container application management environments to service SQL-based applications in the cloud. For more information on how to deploy NuoDB in these environments, see our NuoDB Operator GitHub page.

The NuoDB database is available at the following Cloud platform Marketplaces:

AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace logoThe AWS Marketplace is Amazon's digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS.


GCP Marketplace

Google Cloud Platform logoGCP Marketplace offers ready-to-go development stacks, solutions, and services to accelerate development of cloud-based applications - so you spend less time installing and more time developing and deploying applications. Community Operators is a new home for the Kubernetes community to share Operators. is the front-end for the Community Operators Repository. This is an open source community project aiming to curate and collect Kubernetes Operators. 


Red Hat Openshift OperatorHub

red hat logoOpenShift is an open source container application platform based on the Kubernetes container orchestrator for enterprise application development and deployment. Operatorhub is OpenShift's service catalog that contains hundreds of applications you can deploy directly into your OpoenShift environment.


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.

Finally, to walk through setting up a common SQL execution GUI tool with NuoDB, read our blog post on Running NuoDB in Docker - Part III

For more information on deploying in Docker, check us out on Docker Hub. Please refer to the Tags page for the NuoDB container image pull commands.

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.