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TiDB, a distributed SQL database

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What is TiDB?

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

See what TiDB is capable ONLINE at TiDB Playground.

For more details and latest updates, see TiDB documentation and release notes.

For future plans, see the TiDB roadmap.

Quick start

Start with TiDB Cloud

TiDB Cloud is the fully-managed service of TiDB, currently available on AWS and GCP.

Quickly check out TiDB Cloud with a free trial.

See TiDB Cloud Quick Start Guide.

Start with TiDB

See TiDB Quick Start Guide.

Start developing TiDB

See the Get Started chapter of TiDB Development Guide.


You can join the following groups or channels to discuss or ask questions about TiDB, and to keep yourself informed of the latest TiDB updates:

For support, please contact PingCAP.


The community repository hosts all information about the TiDB community, including how to contribute to TiDB, how the TiDB community is governed, how teams are organized.

Contributions are welcomed and greatly appreciated. You can get started with one of the good first issues or help wanted issues. For more details on typical contribution workflows, see Contribute to TiDB. For more contributing information about where to start, click the contributor icon below.


Every contributor is welcome to claim your contribution swag by filling in and submitting this form.

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TiDB is under the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE file for details.