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Welcome to the free editions of Exasol !

The Exasol Community Edition is a free-to-use, one-node image of the Exasol In-Memory Database that can be installed on common virtualization solutions, including VMware, VirtualBox and KVM or on bare metal (ISO-Image). Using the Community Edition, you can discover and explore the features and benefits of the Exasol In-Memory Database on your local machine.

Community Edition Downloads

Download a free single-node copy of the Exasol In-Memory Database that you can install and use on your own using your existing hardware (ISO or VM-Image). Please click below to register for your free download.

The free single-node copy of the Exasol In-Memory Database requires an Intel/AMD x86-64 (aka x64) CPU and at least 4 GB RAM. In order to use the VM-Image you additionally need a virtual machine player, e.g. VirtualBox, VMWare Player or KVM.

The Community Edition is limited to 200 GB of raw data. At least 10 to 20 percent of the data should be kept in RAM for optimal performance.

Sign up for the Exasol cloud demo system

Sign up for a personal demo system hosted in the cloud on Exasol servers that you can test with your own data and scripts.  Now, there's no need to waste time with hardware set-up and configuration.

The Exasol cloud test-drive gives you an empty database schema in the demo system. You can produce and execute tables, views, functions, and scripts. In addition, there is also a “TPC” schema in the database. This contains test data similar to the rigorous TPC-H online transaction processing benchmark from the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).

Getting Started

See the Getting Started Guide in the Solution Center or watch the following video:


Which features are included in the Exasol Community Edition?

The Community Edition contains all available Exasol In-Memory Database features with the following limitations:

  • Runs only in single virtual machines (no cluster)
  • Can store up to 200 GB or raw data (please adjust the VM RAM setting to at least 10 to 20 percent of the amount of raw data to be managed by the system).

System Requirements

The Communitiy Edition runs on machines with at least:

  • Intel/AMD x86-64 (aka x64) CPUs with SSSE3 instruction set (see
  • In some cases you have to activate Intel VT/AMD-V in your BIOS settings
  • 4 GB RAM; 8+ GB recommended
  • 10 GB free disc space; 100+ GB recommended

If you need further assistance please consult our solution center or ask the community. If you’re not registered for the community yet, you can sign up here.