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 ( 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 ( 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 ( to install AWS CLI.

For Mac User

curl "" -o ""
sudo ./aws/install

1.4 Install Eksctl

Please follow this link ( 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

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

The script below will create a 1 node cluster named pinot-quickstart in us-west-2 with a t3.xlarge machine for demo purposes:

eksctl create cluster \
--name ${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME} \
--version 1.16 \
--region us-west-2 \
--nodegroup-name standard-workers \
--node-type t3.xlarge \
--nodes 1 \
--nodes-min 1 \
--nodes-max 1

You can monitor the cluster status via this command:

aws eks describe-cluster --name ${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME} --region us-west-2

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.

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

aws eks delete-cluster --name ${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME}

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