Thank you for your confidence in Denodo and choosing the Denodo Platform for AWS as your data virtualization technology!
This quick start guide will give you an overview of the Denodo Platform and how to quickly start building data virtualization solutions on AWS.
The Denodo Platform for AWS is derived from our enterprise-class product, the Denodo Platform, and they share the same main building blocks.
You can find more detailed information on the Denodo Platform documentation available on https://community.denodo.com/docs/html/browse/7.0/
You must have an AWS account. You are responsible for operating your own AWS account. You can create and launch your Denodo Platform for AWS PAYG instance using that AWS Account. Log on to the AWS Marketplace, search for the Denodo Platform for AWS listing you prefer, and launch the instance through the EC2 Console.
Once the Denodo Platform for AWS PAYG instance is running, you must download and install the Denodo Platform client to access it.
The Denodo Platform follows a client-server architecture, with the server (VDP) running in the AWS instance, and the client (VDP Administration Tool) running in your local computer.
The client installer is distributed from the running instance; you can find links to the installers and step-by-step installation instructions from your running Denodo Platform for AWS instance's web server, use your Internet browser pointing to your instance's public Internet name or IP address (screenshot below).
Once the graphical administration tool starts, it will prompt you for the connection details for the remote Denodo Platform server.
Use the following details:
Remember to follow the recommended security configuration settings below, in particular changing the default administrator password.
There are a couple of optional steps that we recommend you to take to improve the security of your AWS deployment.
As the first step of the configuration of your new Denodo Platform instance you should change the administrator password. The current password was generated automatically and matches your Amazon instance ID. It is extremely important that you change this default password to ensure that you are operating under a secure environment.
When a new virtual image is started Amazon creates by default a new security group. This group contains all TCP ports that the Denodo Platform may need to use plus the ssh (for server administration) and http (for the quickstart guide and client installers). The default values specify that all those ports can be reached from any IP addresses - our strong recommendation is to modify the groups to:
To do this, follow the steps in the Amazon guide located at: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/using-network-security.html.
The general documentation about running your EC2 instances in Amazon is available at: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/launching-instance.html.
The Denodo instance that you are currently connected to is using a public httpd server to display this page, which contains instructions and installers. When you are done setting up your client installation we recommend you to disable the server. This is accomplished in two steps:
1. Connect to the Denodo instance using ssh. Follow the steps described in Amazon's documentation at: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/AccessingInstances.html.
2. After opening a remote command line through ssh or PuTTY, type these commands to disable the httpd server:
sudo service httpd stop
sudo chkconfig httpd off
Once you are all set to start building your data virtualization solutions on AWS, we recommend that you check out all the available information:
If you want to move on to professionally guided training you can always check our course offerings on our training site.
To get up and running on the Denodo Platform for AWS 7.0 in the quickest time, we recommend that you take advantage of Denodo Professional Services.
Denodo is committed to helping you succeed with the Denodo Platform through our comprehensive network of technical support and services.
Denodo Platform for AWS Premium Support is available for all subscribers. To access this service, you must first register here. After you have signed-up, you will have access to the Denodo Support Site where you can get web-based support, software updates and DenodoConnects which will improve your data virtualization experience. Denodo version upgrades are not included as upgrades require migration between Amazon instances.
Denodo web-based support may be subject to reduced availability for hourly based subscriptions. You can always post your question directly on the Q&A section, a moderated forum on our Community Site, where data virtualization professionals and enthusiasts will assist you. Our community is knowledgeable and tenacious and there's no question without a valid answer. Technical resources such as product documentation, Knowledge Base articles, step-by-step tutorials, and how-to videos are also available.
Customer will use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve issues before escalating them to Denodo. Denodo will make a commercially reasonable effort to provide support to customer and reserves the right to refuse providing Maintenance and Support Services for customers who do not reach a minimum commercially reasonable level of monthly usage of any of the Denodo Platform for AWS products.
Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) presents a true virtual computing environment, allowing customers to use web service interfaces to launch instances with a variety of operating systems, load them with a custom application environment, manage network access permissions, and run an image using as many or few systems as desired. To use Amazon EC2, customers simply:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace is an online store that makes it easy for customers to find, compare, and immediately start using the software and services that run on the AWS Cloud that they need to build products and run their businesses. Visitors to the marketplace can use AWS Marketplace’s 1-Click deployment to quickly launch pre-configured software and pay only for what they use, by the hour or month. AWS handles billing and payments, and software charges appear on customers’ AWS bill.
Literally any organization of any size can use and benefit from the Denodo Platform for AWS.
Any customer eligible to use AWS products is also able to shop on AWS Marketplace. Customers must have an Amazon EC2 account.
No. The software listed in AWS Marketplace is only available to run on Amazon EC2. It is not available for download.
Denodo will deliver updates for the Denodo Platform for AWS in two ways:
If you are using a Denodo Platform for AWS AMI product that has an hourly or annual license fee, you will be billed by AWS for your use of this software. You will receive a bill for the software at the same time that you receive your monthly AWS infrastructure bill.
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets customers provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where AWS resources may be launched in a virtual network that the customer defines. The customer has complete control over the virtual networking environment, including selection of IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. Customers can also create a Hardware Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection between a corporate datacenter and a VPC and leverage the AWS cloud as an extension of the corporate datacenter.
Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that provides monitoring for AWS cloud resources and applications, starting with Amazon EC2. It provides customers with visibility into resource utilization, operational performance, and overall demand patterns – including metrics such as CPU utilization, disk reads and writes, and network traffic. Customers can get statistics, view graphs, and set alarms for metric data. Amazon CloudWatch aggregates and stores monitoring data that can be accessed using web service APIs or Command Line Tools.
Enhanced Networking enables customers to get significantly higher packet per second (PPS) performance, lower network jitter, and lower latencies. This feature uses a new network virtualization stack that provides higher I/O performance and lower CPU utilization compared to traditional implementations.
Denodo can run in any type of AWS instance and the best option may be different depending on your use case and workload pattern. Nevertheless, most people run Denodo in AWS general purpose instances (type M) and we recommend using at least m4.xlarge or m5.xlarge instances for production workloads.
Denodo internal lab tests also show significant performance improvements when using m4.4xlarge or m5.4xlarge instances, so if your budget permits it, you should consider them. Using more powerful options (e.g. m4.10xlarge , m5.10xlarge) can also be beneficial for some workloads, but in our tests the improvements when using Denodo are less pronounced