Redpanda Community Edition is free and source-available at the Redpanda GitHub repo. Additional features are included with a license for Redpanda Enterprise Edition.
Redpanda Community Edition is licensed with the Redpanda Business Source License (BSL). These core features are free and source-available.
Redpanda Enterprise Edition is licensed with the Redpanda Community License (RCL). It includes the free features licensed under the Redpanda BSL, as well as the following features:
Enterprise features require a license key. You can evaluate enterprise features with a free 30-day trial. Contact Redpanda Sales to request a trial license, to extend your trial period, or to purchase an Enterprise Edition license.
A license key unlocks Redpanda Enterprise Edition features. To apply the license key to your cluster, run:
rpk cluster license set
Either provide a path to a file containing the license, or provide the license string inline. For example, run:
rpk cluster license set --path /home/organization/redpanda.license --api-urls 0.0.0.0:9645
rpk cluster license set <license string>
If neither the path or the license string are are provided,
rpk looks for the license in