Installing Metabase

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

If you’re not sure which way is right for you, check out How to run Metabase in production.

Running the Jar File

The simplest and most basic way of running Metabase.

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.

Metabase Cloud

Our official hosted version, Metabase Cloud. All you need to do is sign up for a free trial, and you’re off to the races.

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.

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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