Drizzle database  fork of MySQL, an open source and written in the c++ programming language. Drizzle is a client - server architecture and uses SQL as its primary command language. This can support Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris.

This post describes to install Drizzle latest Server version: 7.1.36-stable on CentOS 6.7. I had tried to install in CentOS 7, could not support and install for me.

Install necessary packages using yum command,

# yum install gperf  protobuf-devel libuuid-devel readline-devel boost-devel gcc gcc-c++

Download and extract dirzzle-7.1.36 stable version,

# wget https://launchpad.net/drizzle/7.1/7.1.36/+download/drizzle-7.1.36-stable.tar.gz

# tar -zxvf drizzle-7.1.36-stable.tar.gz

# cd drizzle-7.1.36-stable

then, configure the Drizzle set prefix to /usr/local/drizzle

# ./configure --with-libprotobuf-prefix=/usr/local/drizzle

Configuration summary for drizzle version 7.1 drizzle-7.1

   * Installation prefix:       /usr/local
   * System type:               unknown-linux-gnu
   * pandora-build version:     0.175
   * Host CPU:                  x86_64
   * C Compiler:                gcc (GCC) 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-16)
   * C++ Compiler:              g++ (GCC) 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-16)
   * Assertions enabled:        yes
   * Debug enabled:             no
   * Profiling enabled:         no
   * Coverage enabled:          no
   * Warnings as failure:       no


# make 

# make install

find out the installed location,

# whereis drizzle

drizzle: /usr/local/bin/drizzle /usr/local/lib/drizzle

Create a new user for database running on specific user.

# adduser drizzle

# su - drizzle

# cd /usr/local

Finally, start the service and check whether is running,

# sbin/drizzled &

# drizzle

Welcome to the Drizzle client..  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your Drizzle connection id is 1
Connection protocol: mysql
Server version: 7.1.36-stable Source distribution (drizzle-7.1)

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.


You can manage Drizzle database using a GUI database management tool called phpMyAdmin.