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How to install and run Deephaven natively

This guide is for users who want to run Deephaven natively via the official start script - no Docker needed!


This guide assumes you are running on a Linux or OS X system and have Java 11+ installed.

Get the artifacts

The Deephaven artifacts are attached to each Deephaven release. The latest release is available at

  • The server artifact is available in both tar and zip formats.
  • The (optional) Python artifact is available in a wheel format.

You can download these artifacts from your browser of choice, or via the command line.

For example:


Unpack the server

The server artifact needs to be unpacked. You can do this from your file explorer, or from the command line.

For example:

tar xvf server-jetty-0.19.1.tar
# or, for the zip:
# unzip

Create the virtual environment


This is an optional step. If you aren't using a Python session, you can skip this section.

When running Deephaven with a Python session, it's recommend to use a virtual environment.

python -m venv deephaven-venv
source deephaven-venv/bin/activate

pip install "deephaven_core-0.19.1-py3-none-any.whl[autocomplete]"

# or, without the autocomplete feature:
# pip install deephaven_core-0.19.1-py3-none-any.whl

It's also possible to install the Deephaven wheel from PyPi:

pip install "deephaven-core[autocomplete]==0.19.1"

# or, without the autocomplete feature:
# pip install deephaven-core==0.19.1

Running the server

The server contains a bin/ directory with a start script. To start the server, invoke the start script:


The server should now be up and running, with stdout printed to the console and the web UI available at http://localhost:10000.

Congratulations - you are now running the Deephaven server natively!

You can stop the server with Control+C.