Exasol on AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a suite of infrastructure services that enable you to deploy Exasol in a highly available, scalable, and affordable way. This section provides you with step-by-step instructions for deploying Exasol on AWS.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections before you start setting up Exasol on AWS.

Step 1: Subscribe to Exasol

To start with Exasol on AWS you must subscribe to one of the offerings on the Amazon Marketplace.

  1. Log in to AWS Marketplace with your credentials. If you do not have an AWS account, you can create one from the Amazon Console.
  2. Search for Exasol in the AWS marketplace. You will get the following two options:
  3. Select the offering that suits your requirements. A product overview page is displayed that provides you with pricing and other information.
  4. Click Continue to Subscribe. On successful subscription, the next page shows you details about your subscription.

Do not continue to configure or launch Exasol from the AWS Marketplace, as this may make your deployment invalid. Use the Exasol Cloud Deployment Wizard or CloudFormation templates.

Step 2: Installation and Template Configuration

You can deploy Exasol on AWS using either of the following methods.

1. Using Cloud Deployment Wizard

Exasol recommends configuring and deploying an Exasol cluster or single node system using Exasol Cloud Deployment Wizard. The wizard guides you through the sizing, configuration, and deployment process. Internally it uses and parameterizes the standard CloudFormation templates.

To get a quick overview on how to deploy using the cloud deployment wizard, watch the below video: 

After configuring your cluster, you can either launch your AWS stack or you can download the pre-configured CloudFormation template. When you select the Launch Stack option, it opens with the AWS CloudFormation UI to proceed with the deployment process. In the CloudFormation UI, you can review and customize the stack settings.

For detailed step by step information on how to install Exasol on AWS using the wizard, see Installation Using Exasol Cloud Deployment Wizard.

2. Using CloudFormation Templates

If you don't want to use the configuration recommendations of the wizard, you can use the CloudFormation templates to install Exasol. For detailed instructions, refer to Exasol Installation Using CloudFormation Templates section.

Step 3: Connect Tools and Install Drivers

After installing Exasol on AWS, you can do the following:

Step 4: Load Data

After you have connected your choice of tool to Exasol, you can load your data into Exasol and process further. To know more about loading data into Exasol, see Loading Data.

Step 5: Administration

Once you have all the configurations in place and started using Exasol, you may have to perform some administration tasks, for example, adding new node, changing the instance type, increasing storage, and so on. To know more about the administrative activities that you can perform on your Exasol instance, see Administration on AWS.

Support, Troubleshooting & Software Updates

Exasol Analytic Database (Single Node and Cluster, Enterprise Support) is the pay-as-you-go version of Exasol that comes with Support Level Gold. You need to register to enable the support for your account. After registering you will be able to register support cases with our support team.

Click the following button to register for support.

Register for Support

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If you need assistance, create a case. In order to create a case, you must be registered for support.