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TiDB Introduction
Learn how to quickly start a TiDB cluster.
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TiDB Introduction

TiDB ("Ti" stands for Titanium) is an open-source NewSQL database that supports Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP) workloads. It is MySQL compatible and features horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability.

TiDB can be deployed on-premise or in-cloud. The following deployment options are officially supported by PingCAP:

  • Ansible Deployment: This guide describes how to deploy TiDB using Ansible. It is strongly recommended for production deployment.
  • Ansible Offline Deployment: If your environment has no access to the internet, you can follow this guide to see how to deploy a TiDB cluster offline using Ansible.
  • Docker Deployment: This guide describes how to deploy TiDB using Docker.
  • Docker Compose Deployment: This guide describes how to deploy TiDB using Docker compose. You can follow this guide to quickly deploy a TiDB cluster for testing and development on your local drive.
  • Kubernetes Deployment (beta): This guide describes how to deploy TiDB on Kubernetes using TiDB Operator. You can follow this guide to see how to deploy TiDB on Google Kubernetes Engine or deploy TiDB locally using Docker in Docker.

Community Provided Blog Posts & Tutorials

The following list collects deployment guides and tutorials from the community. The content is subject to change by the contributors.

Your contribution is also welcome! Feel free to open a pull request to add additional links.

Source Code

Source code for all components of the TiDB platform is available on GitHub.

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