Install CrateDB on Mac OS X

Because CrateDB is a Java application, it runs effortlessly on macOS.

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One-Step Setup

You can install and run CrateDB on macOS with one simple command in your terminal application:

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

If you don’t already have Java 8 installed, the above command will try to take care of that for you along with a few other housekeeping tasks.


These instructions are designed to get you up and running on your personal computer.

For putting CrateDB into production, you can learn more about deploying or scaling CrateDB in the CrateDB Guide.


CrateDB requires Java 8, preferably update 20 or later. We recommend using Oracle’s Java on macOS.

Next Steps

Now you have CrateDB up and running, it’s time to import some test data.