TiDB on Homebrew supports a minimal installation mode of the tidb-server without the tikv-server or pd-server. This is useful for development environments, since you can test your application's compatibility with TiDB without needing to deploy a full TiDB platform.
This installation method is supported on macOS, Linux and Windows (via WSL).
After first installing Homebrew, TiDB can be installed with:
brew tap pingcap/brew && brew install tidb-server
To start the tidb-server:
The tidb-server does not bundle any clients. To use with the MySQL client:
brew install mysql-client && mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -P4000 -uroot
TiDB can start automatically on login. This is currently only supported on macOS:
brew services start tidb-server