To follow along with the articles in Learn, you’ll need a working Metabase installation.
The simplest way to get up and running is to run the JAR file. Just follow the instructions in the docs, and you can ignore the rest of this page.
Running Metabase in production
There are two basic ways to run Metabase in production: you can sign up for Metabase Cloud, or host Metabase yourself.
Different ways to install and run Metabase
We package Metabase as a Java JAR file, and you can run it anywhere Java is available. We also offer a few options for running the JAR:
|JAR||The simplest way to get up and running.|
|Docker||If you prefer to manage Metabase using a Docker container.|
|Mac Application||Metabase provides a binary Mac OS X application for users who want to try Metabase on a Mac system.|
Running Metabase on cloud platforms
You can also run Metabase in the cloud. We offer our own version, and provide some guides for setting up Metabase on other platforms.
Our hosted version, Metabase Cloud. All you need to do is sign up for a free trial, and you’re off to the races.
Step-by-step instructions on how to deploy Metabase on Elastic Beanstalk using RDS.
Currently in beta. We’ve run Metabase on Heroku and it works just fine, but it’s not hardened for production use just yet. If you’re up for it then give it a shot and let us know how we can make it better!
Community support only at this time, but learn how to deploy Metabase as a service on Debian (and Debian-based) systems. Simple, guided, step-by-step approach that will work on any VPS.
Community Helm chart for running Metabase on Kubernetes