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Python driver for Tarantool 1.6

This package is a pure-python client library for Tarantool.

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Download and Install

The recommended way to install tarantool package is using PIP

For Tarantool version < 1.6.0 you must get 0.3.* connector version:

$ pip install tarantool\<0.4

For later Tarantool use version 0.5.* connector version:

$ pip install tarantool\>0.4

You can also download zip archive, unpack it and run

$ python install

To install development version of the package using pip

For Tarantool version < 1.6.0 you must get stable branch:

$ pip install git+

For later Tarantool use master branch:

$ pip install git+

What is Tarantool?

Tarantool is a NoSQL database running inside a Lua program. It combines the network programming power of Node.JS with data persistency capabilities of Redis. It's open source, BSD licensed.


  • ANSI SQL, including views, joins, referential and check constraints
  • Lua packages for non-blocking I/O, fibers and HTTP
  • MsgPack data format and MsgPack based client-server protocol
  • Two data engines:
    • memtx - the in-memory storage engine with optional persistence
    • vinyl - the on-disk storage engine to use with large data sets
  • secondary key and index iterators support (can be non-unique and composite)
  • multiple index types: HASH, BITSET, TREE, RTREE
  • asynchronous master-master replication
  • authentication and access control

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This driver is synchronous, so connection mustn't be shared between threads/processes.

Run tests

On Linux:

$ python test

On Windows:

  • Setup a Linux machine with installed tarantool (called remote later).
  • (on remote) Copy test/suites/lib/tarantool_python_ci.lua to /etc/tarantool/instances.available.
  • (on remote) Run tarantoolctl start tarantool_python_ci.
  • Set the following environment variables: * REMOTE_TARANTOOL_HOST=..., * REMOTE_TARANTOOL_CONSOLE_PORT=3302.
  • Run python test.