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Exasol on AWS versions in the AWS Marketplace
We recommend reading the getting started guides before launching a database system.
The new PAYG version of Exasol 6.1 "Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support)" including Premium Support with 24/7 incident management will be published soon
We recommend setting up Exasol as cluster. This offers the following advantages:
- Scalability: easily scale out a cluster by adding additional nodes to process more data and to serve more concurrent users
- High availability: When a nodes failes the system automatically tries to repair this node or includes a standby node into the system (if a standby node was configured).
However, for small data sizes or evaluation purposes a single-node system might be be sufficient and appropriate.
Setting up a cluster using our CloudFormation templates is as easy as setting up a single node system.
Support & Troubleshooting
Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support)
The PAYG version of Exasol 6.1 "Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support)" includes Premium Support with 24/7 incident management.
For more details on the included support please refer to Exasol Services
Register for access to Exasol support for AWS*
Open Support Request*
* Please note that this support offering is only valid for running Exasol instances of the AWS Marketplace PAYG offering "Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support)"
Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Community Support)
This offer includes assistance from the Exasol Community (Community Support) and access to the Exasol Solution Center.
Database System Documentation and Further Reading
You can find the full documentation on using and administrating Exasol in the Exasol User Portal
If you just want to quickly find out how to load data into Exasol or how to connect Exasol to the most popular BI tools you should take a look the following guide: Getting Started
Furthermore the Solution Center that can also be found in the Exasol User Portal provides all kinds of problem specific guides and HowTos for using, integrating and optimizing Exasol.
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
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).
Exasol AMI: Determine AMI ID and activate AMI for manual launch
The AMI-ID can be found in the AWS Marketplace offering:
Select "Manual Launch"
Select "Accept Software Terms" ( Otherwise you will not be able to succesfully launch the AMI)
The AMI-ID can be found on the "Manual Launch" tab
5.0.x - 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
6.0.1 - if you consider upgrading AWS 6.0.1 to any later version, you need to apply the patch attached to this issue while the nodes are still running. Just upload it through EXAOperation in the Software tab: - DOWNLOAD-564Getting issue details... STATUS
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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