Has anyone had any experience running on VMs on EC2?


#1

I realize scidb recommend a r3.4xlarge for AMI when running scidb on amazon, but I am curious if anyone has any experience with VMs
(mainly just to exhaust options)
Tia,
Antony


#2

Antony,

I’ve experience running SciDB on EC2. In our case, the data allowed us to horizontally split data and run a SciDB instance on each data piece. For example, if you wanted to calculate the average income for every county; one country’s data calculated per SciDB instance.

In our case, general workflow was:
Install SciDB
Load data
Take snapshot of SciDB instance
Bring up 5 instances from the snapshot

You could skip the “Load data” step and load per instance, depending on your data size.

Thad


#3

Hi Thad,

From my understanding, were you using a set of independent SciDB instances each of which processed a subset/chunk of data? Did you try to deploy SciDB in the multi-node mode, i.e., a cluster/federation?

-Don


#4

No experience with the multi-node setup.