Free evaluation

Cloud Native PostgreSQL is available for a free evaluation. The process is different between Vanilla/Community PostgreSQL and EDB Postgres Advanced.

Please refer to the "License and License keys" section for terms and more details.

Evaluating PostgreSQL

By default, Cloud Native PostgreSQL installs the latest available version of Community PostgreSQL. The operator will automatically generate an implicit trial license for the cluster that lasts for 30 days.

This license is ideal for evaluation, proof of concept, integration with CI/CD pipelines, and so on.

PostgreSQL container images are available at

Evaluating EDB Postgres Advanced

You can use Cloud Native PostgreSQL with EDB Postgres Advanced too. You need to request a trial license key from the EDB website.

EDB Postgres Advanced container images are available at

Once you have received the license key, you can use EDB Postgres Advanced by setting in the spec section of the Cluster deployment configuration file:

  • imageName to point to the repository
  • licenseKey to your license key (in the form of a string)

Please refer to the full example in the configuration samples section.