Get Binaries

This page shows how to get binaries of Banyand.

Prebuilt Released binaries

Get binaries from the download.

Build From Source


Users who want to build a binary from sources have to set up:

  • Go 1.22
  • Node 20.12
  • Git >= 2.30
  • Linux, macOS or Windows+WSL2
  • GNU make


BanyanDB is built on Linux and macOS that introduced several platform-specific characters to the building system. Therefore, we highly recommend you use WSL2+Ubuntu to execute tasks of the Makefile.

Build Binaries

To issue the below command to get basic binaries of banyand and bydbctl.

$ make generate
$ make build
--- banyand: all ---
make[1]: Entering directory '<path_to_project_root>/banyand'
chmod +x build/bin/banyand-server
Done building banyand server
make[1]: Leaving directory '<path_to_project_root>/banyand'
--- bydbctl: all ---
make[1]: Entering directory '<path_to_project_root>/bydbctl'
chmod +x build/bin/bydbctl
Done building bydbctl
make[1]: Leaving directory '<path_to_project_root>/bydbctl'

The build system provides a series of binary options as well.

  • make -C banyand banyand-server generates a basic banyand-server.
  • make -C banyand release or make -C banyand banyand-server-static builds out a static binary banyand-server-static for releasing.
  • make -C banyand debug gives a binary for debugging without the complier’s optimizations.
  • make -C banyand debug-static is a static binary for debugging.
  • make -C bydbctl release cross-builds several binaries for multi-platforms.

Then users get binaries as below

$ ls banyand/build/bin

$ ls bydbctl/build/bin
bydbctl  bydbctl--darwin-amd64  bydbctl--darwin-arm64  bydbctl--linux-386  bydbctl--linux-amd64  bydbctl--linux-arm64  bydbctl--windows-386  bydbctl--windows-amd64

The build script now checks if the binary file exists before rebuilding. If you want to rebuild, please remove the binary file manually.