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Exasol on AWS

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 Two different versions are available via the AWS marketplace:

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Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG)

Simply

is available through the AWS Marketplace in two variants, depending on how you want to license it.

  • Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support): You simply pay for what you useCharged . You are billed through the AWS Marketplace on an hourly basis
  • Billed through the cloud Marketplace
  • This offerings contains community support

This is the default setting used in the deployment templates.

(Url to marketplace offering https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B01FXIPXV4)

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Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)

  • Select this option if you .
  • Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, BYOL): You already have a valid Exasol license for the selected configuration or if you plan to purchase a an Exasol license separately.
  • The license file is required to operate this product

((Url to marketplace offering: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B01IVOPPN8)

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We recommend reading the getting started guides before launching a database system.

If you are not sure which version to choose, the PAYG version is most probably the version you should use

Getting started

Single node installation

If you just want to quickly start with a single-node database via AWS Marketplace or AWS Console please refer to refer to this guide 

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Cluster Installation

An Exasol cluster can be conveniently installed using our CloudFormation template:  

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If you would like to start a preconfigured cluster as quickly as possible just press one of the buttons below to iniate a CloudFormation based deployment of a 5-node cluster (good for approx. 2 TB of raw data).

Just press "Next" to proceed to the configuration options, then define passwords for the administrative users, press 2 times next, acknowlege the checkbox at the bottom of the screen and start the setup via the create button.

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Please note that the deployment may take approximately 15 minutes.

Support & Troubleshooting

This offer includes assistance from the Exasol Community (Community Support) and access to the Exasol Solution Center.

For troubleshooting & and information on how to register for community support please refer to 

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 and to the solution documents listed below.

More Information 

Recommendations for using Exasol on AWS

  • Recommended instance families: m4, m5, r4, r5, c5
  • Recommended storage: gp2 EBS storage
  • Backup storage: S3
  • Minimum size of main memory: 16 GB

Storage Configuration

  • Instance-integrated hard drives (ephemeral storage) and EBS volumes are supported for data storage.
  • In a production environment, we recommend using high-available EBS drives, as these provide maximum reliability and durability.
  • For EBS type we recommend using at least General Purpose SSD (gp2) volumes.For high IO requirements we recommend Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1).
  • For data backup & restore (
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    ) Exasol supports cost-efficient S3 storage.

Exasol AMI: Determine AMI ID and activate AMI for manual launch

    The AMI-ID can be found in the AWS Marketplace offering:

  1. Access https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B01FXIPXV4 (Pay-As-You-Go, community support only) or https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B01IVOPPN8 (Bring-Your-Own-License)
  2. Select "Continue"
  3. Select "Manual Launch"
  4. Select "Accept Software Terms" ( (warning) Otherwise you will not be able to succesfully launch the AMI)
  5. The AMI-ID can be found on the "Manual Launch" tab

Release Notes

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Upgrade Information

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Further Documentation & Tools

For clients, drivers and the standard Exasol manual, please visit the Exasol User Portal

Please note that AWS specific information can be only found in this section and is not contained in the standard user manual.

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For details on how to use and configure Exasol on AWS please refer to the documentation portal at Getting Started with Exasol on AWS

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