Installing Metabase

Metabase is built and packaged as a Java JAR file and can be run anywhere that Java is available.

Metabase Cloud

The easiest way to run Metabase. All you need to do is sign up for a free trial, and you’re off to the races.

Self-hosting Metabase

For an overview on how to self-host Metabase, check out how to run Metabase in production.

Running the Jar File

Metabase can run anywhere Java is available.

Running on Docker

If you prefer to use a Docker container, we’ve got you covered.

Running on Podman

Our Docker image is also compatible with Podman.

Building Metabase from source

To run a development branch of Metabase, check out our developer’s guide.

Other installation options

Upgrading Metabase

See Upgrading Metabase.

Connect with a Metabase Expert

If you’d like more technical resources to set up your data stack with Metabase, connect with a Metabase Expert.

Read docs for other versions of Metabase.

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