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What is Skytable?

Skytable is an effort to provide the best of key/value stores, document stores and columnar databases, that is, simplicity, flexibility and queryability at scale. The name 'Skytable' exemplifies our vision to create a database that has limitless possibilities. Skytable was previously known as TerrabaseDB (and then Skybase) and is also nicknamed "STable", "Sky" and "SDB" by the community.

Skytable is curently under development, but can be used as a performant, secure and persistent key-value store.

Getting started 🚀

  1. Download a bundle for your platform from here ⬇️
  2. Unzip the bundle
  3. Make the files executable (run chmod +x skyd skysh on *nix systems)
  4. First run skyd to start the database server and then run skysh to start the interactive shell
  5. Run commands like: SET foo bar , GET bar , UPDATE cat mitten or DEL proprietary on skysh!

You can learn more about installation here


  • Insanely fast: Scale to millions of queries per second per node
  • Key/value store: GET , SET , UPDATE and all that stuff
  • Snapshots: Automated (and tunable) snapshots for stress-free backups
  • Secure: Secure connections are built into Skytable with SSL/TLS
  • Multithreaded: Designed to exploit all CPU cores
  • Resource friendly: The database server doesn't need more than 1MB to run
  • Convenient: Without the setup hassle and system-specific dependencies

(...with more on the way)

Clients 🔌

The project currently maintains an official Rust driver and we have plans to support more languages along the way!

If you want to use a different language, for now you'll just need to implement the simple and performant Skyhash Protocol.

Community 👐

A project which is powered by the community believes in the power of community! If you get stuck anywhere - here are your options!

Platforms 💻

Linux supported macOS supported Windows supported


This project strictly follows semver, however, since this project is currently in the development phase (0.x.y), the API may change unpredictably


Contribute Now

Yes - we need you! Be it a typo, a bizarre idea, a dirty bug🐞 or an amazing patch - you're welcome to contribute to Skytable! Beginner friendly issues are marked with the label. Read the guide here.


You can see a full list of contributors here


First know your rights! This project is licensed under the AGPL-3.0 License.

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