Running on AWS

This guide provides a quick start for running Pinot on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This document provides the basic instruction to set up a Kubernetes Cluster on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)

1. Tooling Installation

1.1 Install Kubectl

Please follow this link (https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/tools/install-kubectl) to install kubectl.

For Mac User

brew install kubernetes-cli

Please check kubectl version after installation.

kubectl version

QuickStart scripts are tested under kubectl client version v1.16.3 and server version v1.13.12

1.2 Install Helm

Please follow this link (https://helm.sh/docs/using_helm/#installing-helm) to install helm.

For Mac User

brew install kubernetes-helm

Please check helm version after installation.

helm version

This QuickStart provides helm supports for helm v3.0.0 and v2.12.1. Please pick the script based on your helm version.

1.3 Install AWS CLI

Please follow this link (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-install.html#install-tool-bundled) to install AWS CLI.

For Mac User

curl "https://d1vvhvl2y92vvt.cloudfront.net/awscli-exe-macos.zip" -o "awscliv2.zip"
unzip awscliv2.zip
sudo ./aws/install

1.4 Install Eksctl

Please follow this link (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/eksctl.html#installing-eksctl) to install AWS CLI.

For Mac User

brew tap weaveworks/tap
brew install weaveworks/tap/eksctl

2. (Optional) Login to your AWS account.

For first time AWS user, please register your account at https://aws.amazon.com/.

Once created the account, you can go to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to create a user and create access keys under Security Credential tab.

aws configure

Environment variables AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY will override AWS configuration stored in file ~/.aws/credentials

3. (Optional) Create a Kubernetes cluster(EKS) in AWS

Below script will create a 3 nodes cluster named pinot-quickstart in us-west-2 with t3.small machines for demo purposes.

Please modify the parameters in the example command below:

EKS_CLUSTER_NAME=pinot-quickstart
eksctl create cluster \
--name ${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME} \
--version 1.14 \
--region us-west-2 \
--nodegroup-name standard-workers \
--node-type t3.small \
--nodes 3 \
--nodes-min 3 \
--nodes-max 4 \
--node-ami auto

You can monitor cluster status by command:

EKS_CLUSTER_NAME=pinot-quickstart
aws eks describe-cluster --name ${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME}

Once the cluster is in ACTIVE status, it's ready to be used.

4. Connect to an existing cluster

Simply run below command to get the credential for the cluster pinot-quickstart that you just created or your existing cluster.

EKS_CLUSTER_NAME=pinot-quickstart
aws eks update-kubeconfig --name ${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME}

To verify the connection, you can run:

kubectl get nodes

5. Pinot Quickstart

Please follow this Kubernetes QuickStart to deploy your Pinot Demo.

6. Delete a Kubernetes Cluster

EKS_CLUSTER_NAME=pinot-quickstart
aws eks delete-cluster --name ${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME}