Getting started

Getting started with Cube

Cube is a cloud-native application, designed to run in a cloud. You can get started with Cube in one of two ways:

  • Run Cube in Cube Cloud and use its managed infrastructure and workspace tools.
  • Deploy Cube to your own infrastructure with Docker.

Getting started with Cube Cloud

We recommend using Cube Cloud (opens in a new tab), our managed platform for Cube. It's the easiest way to build, test, deploy, and manage Cube projects and it comes with a free tier for development and proof-of-concept projects.

Cube Cloud provides managed infrastructure and workspace tools, including features such as collaboration for teams, a web-based data model editor, synchronization with BI tools, auto-scaling, and observability.

Please get started with the following guides, tailored for Snowflake and Databricks users. You may find them insightful even if you have one of many other supported data sources.

Alternatively, you can explore Cube Cloud on your own or learn by example in a demo deployment:

Getting started with Cube Core

Cube Core is packaged and distributed as Docker images that can be run in a containerized environment. You can run Cube Core on your own infrastructure with Docker.

Migrating from Cube Core to Cube Cloud

Cube Cloud supports several ways for importing existing Cube projects: