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Version: 0.13.1

Docker Images


You need to install docker and docker-compose (if using Linux; on Windows and Mac compose is included with Docker Desktop).

Make sure to allocate enough hardware resources for Docker engine. Tested & confirmed config: 2 CPUs, 8GB RAM, 2GB Swap area.


The easiest way to bring up and test DataHub is using DataHub Docker images which are continuously deployed to Docker Hub with every commit to repository.

You can easily download and run all these images and their dependencies with our quick start guide.

DataHub Docker Images:

Do not use latest or debug tags for any of the image as those are not supported and present only due to legacy reasons. Please use head or tags specific for versions like v0.8.40. For production we recommend using version specific tags not head.


Ingesting demo data.

If you want to test ingesting some data once DataHub is up, use the ./docker/ingestion/ script or datahub docker ingest-sample-data. See the quickstart guide for more details.

Using Docker Images During Development

See Using Docker Images During Development.

Building And Deploying Docker Images

We use GitHub Actions to build and continuously deploy our images. There should be no need to do this manually; a successful release on Github will automatically publish the images.

Building images

This is not our recommended development flow and most developers should be following the Using Docker Images During Development guide.

To build the full images (that we are going to publish), you need to run the following:

COMPOSE_DOCKER_CLI_BUILD=1 DOCKER_BUILDKIT=1 docker compose -p datahub build

This is because we're relying on builtkit for multistage builds. It does not hurt also set DATAHUB_VERSION to something unique.

Community Built Images

As the open source project grows, community members would like to contribute additions to the docker images. Not all contributions to the images can be accepted because those changes are not useful for all community members, it will increase build times, add dependencies and possible security vulns. In those cases this section can be used to point to Dockerfiles hosted by the community which build on top of the images published by the DataHub core team along with any container registry links where the result of those images are maintained.