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Installing and Upgrading

This chapter provides pre- and post-installation details, and deployment options of Hazelcast IMDG.

Hazelcast IMDG provides a number of options on how to install it. Here’s a brief overview of them:

  • CLI: Fastest way of getting Hazelcast IMDG running (in the client/server mode). Currently not suitable for production usage, but rather for development purposes.

  • Maven: Easiest way for Maven users (typically Java developers), especially appropriate for the embedded mode when Hazelcast IMDG is tightly coupled with the application.

  • Docker: One line Docker based setup.

  • Download Archives: Provides the most flexibility and all the tooling, but takes a little longer time.

A separate section is dedicated for deployments into cloud, which includes the following: