EdgeDB is a graph-relational database designed to address some major ergonomic limitations of SQL and the relational paradigm, without sacrificing type safety or performance.

This one-click button provisions an EdgeDB instance and an underlying Postgres cluster. Spend less time administering databases and more time building your app. Read the Quickstart to hit the ground running, or jump into the docs.

Software Included

Package Version License
EdgeDB 5.3 Apache 2.0
PostgreSQL 16.2 PostgreSQL

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

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Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the EdgeDB 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB EdgeDB Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "edgedb"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying EdgeDB



Once deployed you will have an EdgeDB instance running. The default admin

password is edgedbpassword. We strongly recommend that you change the


To change the password run the following.

read -rsp "Password: " PASSWORD
printf edgedbpassword | edgedb query \
  --host your_droplet_public_ipv4 \
  --password-from-stdin \
  --tls-security insecure \
  "alter role edgedb set password := '${PASSWORD}'"

Create a local link to the new EdgeDB instance:

printf $PASSWORD | edgedb instance link \
  --password-from-stdin \
  --trust-tls-cert \
  --host $IP \
  --non-interactive \

You can now use the EdgeDB instance deployed on DigitalOcean as

digitalocean, for example:

edgedb -I digitalocean