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EXASOL for AWS is available via the AWS Marketplace

     Two different versions are available:

  • Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG): The usage is billed via the marketplace on a hourly basis. This offerings contains community support.
  • Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL): A separate contract and a corresponding license file are required to operate this product. 

    Solutions and further technical information on this page are valid for both PAYG and BYOL version.

    V6 is officially available on the AWS marketplace now.

Minimum system requirements for EXASOL on AWS

  • Intel/AMD x86-64 (aka x64) CPUs with SSSE3 instruction set
  • 15+ GB recommended
  • Web-Browser: Firefox Version 10+

Recommended EC2 Instance Types

  • r3.large - r3.8xlarge
  • m4.xlarge
  • (warning) Please note: In order to use r4.*, X1 and m4.16xlarge instances with Enhanced Networking based on the Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) please deploy a new cluster using AMIs >=5.0.19-13 and >=6.0.1-6. It is not possible to upgrade older AMIs in order to get ENA-support.
  • It is not possible to upgrade a 5.0.x AWS installation to a 6.0.x. Please backup the data, install a new cluster, and import data in this case.

Recommended EBS Storage Volumes

    We recommend using at least General Purpose SSD (gp2) volumes. For high IO requirements we recommend Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1).

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

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

  1. Access (Pay-As-You-Go, community support only) or (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

EXASOL-2032 - Getting issue details... STATUS

How to get 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 SOL-377 - Getting issue details... STATUS

More details on alternative single node configuration options can be found in SOL-402 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Cluster Installation

An EXASOL cluster can be conveniently installed using our command line installer script (

  • AWS command line installer: SOL-543 - Getting issue details... STATUS )
  • Installation Guide for 2+1 cluster : SOL-544 - Getting issue details... STATUS

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 SOL-382 - Getting issue details... STATUS and to the solution documents listed below.

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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