Install CrateDB on Mac OS X

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One-Step Installer

You can install and run CrateDB on a Mac 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. We recommend using Oracle’s Java on Mac OS X.

The same JVM version must be used on all CrateDB nodes.

We recommend installing Java 8 update 20 or later.