Running GraphDB

GraphDB can be operated as a desktop or a server application. The server application is recommended if you plan to migrate your setup to a production environment. Choose the one that best suits your needs, and follow the steps below:

Run GraphDB as a desktop installation - For desktop users, we recommend the quick installation, which comes with a preconfigured Java. This is the easiest and fastest way to start using the GraphDB database. The desktop installation is available only for GraphDB Free users.

Run GraphDB as a standalone server - For production use, we recommend installing the standalone server. The installation comes with a preconfigured web server. This is the standard way to use GraphDB if you plan to use the database for longer periods with preconfigured log files.

Run GraphDB in a docker container - If you are into docker and containers, we provide ready to use images for docker. Find more at