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System requirements

CLI, C and C++

Kùzu’s CLI, C and C++ APIs are pre-compiled for macOS >= 11.0 as a universal binary that supports both Intel-based Macs and ARM-based Macs. For Linux, Kùzu CLI, C and C++ API are pre-compiled for both x86-64 and aarch64 architecture and supports most modern Linux distros such as RHEL/CentOS/Rocky Linux/Oracle Linux 8.0 or later and Ubuntu 20.04 or later. For Windows, Kùzu CLI, C and C++ API works on Windows 10 and 11.


Kùzu’s Python API wheel has been pre-compiled for CPython 3.7 to 3.11. For macOS, the OS compatibility is the same as the pre-compiled CLI, C and C++ API (i.e. macOS >= 11.0). For Linux, the pre-compiled wheels for x86-64 follows manylinux2014_x86_64 standard; the pre-compiled wheels for aarch64 follows manylinux_2_28_aarch64 standard. Please refer to this link for more information on manylinux. For Windows, the OS compatibility is the same as the pre-compiled CLI and C++ API (i.e. Windows 10 and 11).


Kùzu’s Node.js API is based on Node-API version 5. For a list of compatible Node.js versions, please refer to the official documentation. The native module is pre-compiled for all supported platforms and will be automatically installed when you run npm install kuzu. The OS compatibility is the same as the pre-compiled CLI, C and C++ API.


Kùzu’s Java API is compatible with Java 8+. The OS compatibility is the same as C/C++ APIs. The Java API is distributed as a JAR file with pre-compiled native libraries for all supported platforms bundled inside. It does not require any additional dependencies.


Kùzu’s Rust API is closely linked with Kùzu’s C++ API. By default it compiles the C++ library from source, and the build process has been tested on Windows using MSVC, and macOS and Linux using GCC. If linking to the release binaries (see here), the restrictions mentioned for the C++ API above apply.