You can install dbt Core on the command line by using one of these recommended methods:
- Use Homebrew to install dbt (recommended for MacOS + most popular plugins)
- Use pip to install dbt
- Use a Docker image to install dbt
- Install dbt from source
About dbt adapters
dbt works with a number of different data platforms (databases, query engines, and other SQL-speaking technologies). It does this by using a dedicated adapter for each. When you install dbt, you'll also want to install the specific adapter for your database. For more details, see Supported Data Platforms.