Maintenance Notification:
On next Monday August 5th 2019 starting at 7am CEST we will conduct some maintenance. You might encounter some issues using the Exasol User Portal and Issue Tracker! We will restore the Exasol User Portal and Issue Tracker before 9am CEST on Monday August 5th 2019.

Page tree

You are viewing an old version of this page. View the current version.

Compare with Current View Page History

« Previous Version 182 Next »



Table of Contents


Exasol on AWS versions in the AWS Marketplace

Two different Exasol on AWS offerings are availble via the AWS Marketplace.

Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG)

  • Simply pay for what you use
  • Charged on an hourly basis
  • Billed through the cloud Marketplace
  • This offering includes enterprise support with 24/7 incident management

Please note: The former PAYG offering with community support has been discontinued and been superseded by this offering


This is the default version used in the deployment templates.

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

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

Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)

  • Select this option if you already have a valid Exasol license for the selected configuration or if you plan to purchase a license.
  • The license file is required to operate this product


Advantages

    • License is portable across platforms
    • Perpetual or subscription licensing
    • Raw data based licensing

For more information please contact the Exasol sales team (Contact Form)


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


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


Getting started

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.

NEW

Configure and deploy your cluster using our Cloud UI for public clouds. This tool will guide you through the configuration and deployment process. Internally it uses and parameterizes our standard CloudFormation templates. After having configured your cluster you can either download the preconfigured templates or directly open it with the AWS CloudFormation UI. In the CloudFormation UI, you can once more review and customize the settings for the cluster.   



 




Cluster Installation

The recommended database cluster installation method is AWS CloudFormation. The following guide explains step-by-step how to conveniently deploy an Exasol cluster database using an AWS CloudFormation template:   SOL-605 - Getting issue details... STATUS


Cluster Quick Launch

If you just want to start a preconfigured database cluster as quickly as possible just follow the instruction below:

 Quick Launch Instructions (Click to Expand)

Click one of the buttons below (the left on if you want to use an existing VPC, the right button otherwise) to iniate a preconfigured CloudFormation based deployment of a 5-node cluster (good for approx. 2 TB of uncompressed raw data).

1)   (using an existing VPC)      (generating a new VPC)

2) Just press "Next" to proceed to the configuration options, then define passwords for the administrative users, select the target spress 2 times "Next".

3) Acknowledge the statement (checkbox) at the bottom of the screen and start the deployment by pressing the create button.

Please note that the deployment may take approximately 20-30 minutes before you can connect to the system.

For more information on the configuration parameters, how to change the configuration and how to connect to the database please refer to the full guide: SOL-605 - Getting issue details... STATUS


In case you need full control over all parameters (e.g. setting the AMI-ID manually or configuring the number and size of the attached data disks) you might use our advanced templates: SOL-636 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Single node installation

The recommended single-node installation method is AWS CloudFormation. The following guide explains step-by-step how to conveniently deploy an Exasol single node system using an AWS CloudFormation template:  SOL-633 - Getting issue details... STATUS


Single Node Quick Launch

In case just want to start a preconfigured single node system as quickly as possible just follow the instruction below:

 Quick Launch Instructions (Click to Expand)

Click one of the buttons below (the left one if you want to deploy the node to an existing VPC, the right button if you want to create a new VPC) to iniate a preconfigured CloudFormation based deployment of a sinlge-node system (good for approx. 500GB of uncompressed raw data).

1)   (use existing VPC)     (generate new VPC) 

2) Just press "Next" to proceed to the configuration options, then define passwords for the administrative users, select the target spress 2 times "Next".

3) Acknowledge the statement (checkbox) at the bottom of the screen and start the deployment by pressing the create button.

Please note that the deployment may take approximately 15-25 minutes before you can connect to the system.

For more information on the configuration parameters, how to change the configuration and how to connect to the database please refer to the full guide: SOL-633 - Getting issue details... STATUS


In case the installation via CloudFormation is not possible (e.g. due to missing user privileges) you can install Exasol using the AWS console or the markeplace page as well. The following guide explains how:  SOL-377 - Getting issue details... STATUS




Support, Troubleshooting & Software Updates

Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support)

The Pay-as-you-go version of Exasol 6.1 Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support) that can be purchased via the AWS Marketplace includes 24/7 incident management.

After registration the following services are available:

Please note

  • This support offering is only valid for Exasol instances launched using the AWS Marketplace offering Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support)
  • In order to be fully eligible for support you have to register (see below). The registration process may take some days. 
  • SLAs only apply after successfully completing the onboarding process.
  • In case you need support before the registration process has been completed you may already use the "send support request" from below.

Register for Exasol PAYG support for AWS*

Open Support Request*

* Please note that this support offering is only valid for Exasol instances started using the AWS Marketplace offering "Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support)"


Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Community Support)


Discontinued product

This version has been discontinued and is no longer available to new customers.

Users of this product should migrate to the current product including support

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.

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.


If you would like to perform one of the following tasks please refer to the Cloud-plugin documentation SOL 649

    • Scale-Out (Add nodes): Add one or more nodes to the database cluster and database
    • Scale-Up/Down (Change instance type): Change the instance type/model of all data nodes in order to increase or decrease the overall processing power
    • Increasing disk storage capacity: Increase the overall storage capacity by enlarging the data volumes of all database nodes.


Enhanced Failover Capabilities

Before Exasol 6.1 for AWS a spare node had to be running all the time to provide automatic fail-safety capabilities in case of a node failure.

Starting with 6.1 on AWS failover capabilities are also available if:

  • no spare/standby node is configured
  • a spare node was configured but suspended (not running)

For Details please refer to EXASOL-2423 - Getting issue details... STATUS



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 ( SOL-354 - Getting issue details... STATUS as well as data import & export ( EXASOL-1774 - Getting issue details... STATUS ) 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:

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)

Select "Continue"

Select "Manual Launch"

Select "Accept Software Terms" ( (warning) Otherwise you will not be able to succesfully launch the AMI)

The AMI-ID can be found on the "Manual Launch" tab

Upgrade Information

Upgrade/migrate from discontinued PAYG offering with community support to current PAYG offering with enterprise support - Unfortunately it is generally not possible to migrate systems from one AWS Marketplace offering to another one. Please backup the data, install a new cluster, and import data in this case

5.0.x   -  (warning) 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   -  (warning) 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-564 - Getting issue details... STATUS


Key content type Summary Affected Version/s
Loading...
Refresh

Please note