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We recommend reading the getting started guides before launching a database system.
The recommended single-node installation method is AWS CloudFormation. The following guide explains step-by-step how to conveniently deploy an Exasol single node database system using an AWS CloudFormation template:
In case just want to start a preconfigured single node system as quickly as possible just follow the instruction below:
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:
The recommended cluster installation method is AWS CloudFormation. The following guide explains step-by-step how to conveniently deploy an Exasol cluster using an AWS CloudFormation template::
If you just want to start a preconfigured cluster as quickly as possible just follow the instruction below:
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 and to the solution documents listed below.
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).
For data backup & restore ( as well as data import & export () Exasol supports cost-efficient S3 storage.
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 "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:
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.