1. Installation

1. Installation

1.1. System Requirements

QuasarDB runs on several architectures, and requirements differ depending on which architecture you’re targeting.

As a general note, it is strongly advised to have a homogenous hardware configuration within a cluster.

1.1.1. x64 build

Our main build is optimized for modern CPUs.

  • An Intel Haswell or better microarchitecture (AMD Bulldozer or better)

  • End-to-end ECC memory highly recommended (motherboard, CPU and memory)

  • At least 512 MB of RAM

  • At least 1 GiB of disk

1.1.2. Core2 build

Our Core2 build is optimized for older CPUs, at a slight cost of performance, you will need it for architectures older than Haswell.

  • An Intel Core or better microarchitecture

  • End-to-end ECC memory highly recommended (motherboard, CPU and memory)

  • At least 512 MB of RAM

  • At least 1 GiB of disk

1.1.3. ARM64 build


Our ARM builds may need special tuning to give you the best experience. Please contact your Solution Architect for configuration recommendations.

  • ARM64 architecture

  • At least 512 MB of RAM

  • At least 1 GiB of disk

1.2. Installation

The installation instruction may differ, depending on the operating system you are installing on.


Available images

QuasarDB hosts various Docker images on the official docker hub:




QuasarDB daemon


QuasarDB shell


QuasarDB dashboard


QuasarDB replication tool

Example usage

You can use these images to launch a QuasarDB daemon as follows:

$ docker run -d  --name qdb-server bureau14/qdb
$ docker run -d -p 40000:40000 --link qdb-server:qdb-server -e QDB_URI=qdb://qdb-server:2836 bureau14/qdb-dashboard

You can now navigate with your browser to http://localhost:40000/#anonymous to open the dashboard.

You can also connect with the QuasarDB shell as follows:

$ docker run -ti --link qdb-server:qdb-server bureau14/qdbsh --cluster qdb://qdb-server:2836
quasardb shell version 3.4.3 build 3a2c17b 2019-10-15 07:56:15 +0000
Copyright (c) 2009-2019 quasardb. All rights reserved.

Need some help? Check out our documentation here:  https://doc.quasardb.net

qdbsh >

Environment variables

The QuasarDB docker containers provide several environment variables you can use to configure the most common settings. For more information, see the docker configuration manual.

1.3. Next steps

If everything went successfully, you now have a ready-to-use QuasarDB installation. You can continue reading with the following chapters, depending on what you’re trying to achieve: