Does SingleStore only support RedHat/CentOS + Debian, or can I use my favorite distribution on my servers?
As stated in our documentation, we recommend you utilize CentOS or Debian as reliable distributions with supported packages for long-term and proper operation.
It means that we run our test on these versions, so we can confidently say that these are our recommended Linux distributions. That does not mean that other Linux distributions do not work or would not run reliably; instead, it only means that we do not perform our entire test suite against other distributions than the ones listed.
We have primary recommendations for CentOS/RHEL and Debian in terms of reliability, but other compliant and similar distributions should provide similar operations. For instance:
- CentOS-like Red Hat based distributions like Rocky Linux, SUSE, Fedora, and more.
- Debian-like Debian based distributions like Ubuntu and more.
It is also possible to use a tarball install of SingleStore, allowing you to run SingleStore on nearly any modern Linux distribution.
Considerations will need to be made based upon the packages provided by the distribution you choose and how upstream you want the packages to be on your servers. Take into account the LTS (long-term support) strategies of the distribution you decide upon to see if it works for the deployment of SingleStore. It is essential to keep in mind that you should have familiarity and understanding of your environment. Use a reliable distribution that you understand well.
Regardless of the Linux distribution, you will want to make sure you can configure your environment to abide by our configuration settings on this page: