Clickhouse For CentOs


Using JDK 11 as well as enabling G1 garbage collector is recommended. Comparing to JDK 8, the performance of handling jobs under multi-threads will be improved more than 30%.


1. Download

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2. Install

# untar the file and execute the shell
tar -xzvf "clickhouse-common-static-"
# generate the binary file 
sudo "clickhouse-common-static-"

tar -xzvf "clickhouse-server-"
# create clickhouse-server soft link and install the default config serice
# the initial password is sqlflow@gudu. you can config whether remote access is allowed
sudo "clickhouse-server-"
# start the service
sudo /etc/init.d/clickhouse-server start

tar -xzvf "clickhouse-client-"
# create clickhouse-client soft link and install the client config files
sudo "clickhouse-client-"

3. Memory Settings

We will need to limit the clickhouse service If the client server has a memory less than 32GB.

clickhouse memory settings

In /etc/clickhouse-server/config.xml set max_server_memory_usage_to_ram_ratio to 0.125 so that 32G*0.125 will be 4G

Update /etc/clickhouse-server/users.xml and set max_memory_usage to 4000000000, max_bytes_before_external_group_by to 2000000000. You may need to create max_bytes_before_external_group_by if it isn't present.

Restart the Clickhouse service: sudo /etc/init.d/clickhouse-server restart

Sqlservice memory settings

With this config, the Simple mode will use 22G memory and the Rugular mode will be in 18G memory.

# Update, set the heapsize as 18G
elif (( $memory < 32*1024*1024 ));

4. Set Clickhouse default password

Set Clickhouse password to sqlflow@gudu

If mistakenly set to another password, you will need:

  1. delete /etc/clickhouse-server/users.d/default-password.xml

  2. update /etc/clickhouse-server/users.xml, set password to sqlflow@gudu

  3. restart Clickhouse, sudo /etc/init.d/clickhouse-server restart

5. Init Clickhouse

cd /wings/sqlflow/backend
sh bin/

If you got

Then you might need to check for your OS version and the Clickhouse is not properly installed. Check Ubuntu/Debian/RHEL Installation.

If your clickhouse is properly installed but you still got errors, please check /var/log/clickhouse-sever for error logs.

6. Start SQLFlow

cd /wings/sqlflow/backend
sh bin/

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