Getting Started

Exasol is the high-performance, in-memory massively parallel processing (MPP) database specifically designed for analytics. From business-critical data applications to advanced analytics, Exasol helps you analyze large volumes of data faster than ever before, helping you to accelerate your BI and reporting and to turn data into value. Refer to the Exasol Overview and the Quick Info on Exasol sections to know more about the key features and benefits.

Exasol is available in the following different editions, each suitable for your business needs.

Free Trial

Our free trial system is the quickest and easiest way for you to explore and learn about Exasol. You do not need to invest any time in setting up the hardware or configuring it. We provide you with a trial access to ExaCloud, which is a database-as-a-service provided by Exasol.

To get access to the free trial, register here.

Exasol Docker Version

Exasol maintains a dockerized version of the database which can be used for testing purposes. It is especially helpful for setting up automated tests against the database. This free version of Exasol allows up to 10 GiB of Raw Data. All supported versions are available as a Docker image.

For more information and instructions on getting started, see our GitHub Repository.

Exasol Community Edition

The Exasol Community Edition is a free-to-use, one-node image of the Exasol database that can be installed on common virtualization software. Using the Community Edition, you can discover and explore the features and benefits of Exasol on your local machine.

For more information on how to get started, refer to Community Edition.

Cloud Editions

Exasol can be easily installed and configured to run on different cloud infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and ExaCloud.

To learn more about Exasol on the cloud platforms, see the following:


If you want to go with your own hardware, this option is best suited for you. For additional information, see Exasol On-premises.


Accessibility is an integral part of the Exasol software development lifecycle process. To learn more about the accessibility features in Exasol products, see Accessibility Features in Exasol .