reference deployment

Cloudera EDH on AWS

Multi-node Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub cluster on the AWS Cloud

This Quick Start helps you build a multi-node Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub (EDH) cluster on the AWS Cloud by integrating Cloudera Director with AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

EDH enables you to store your data with the flexibility to run a variety of enterprise workloadsincluding batch processing, interactive SQL, enterprise search, and advanced analytics—while utilizing robust security, governance, data protection, and management.

You can choose to deploy Cloudera EDH into a new VPC or your existing VPC. The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that automate each option.


This Quick Start was developed by
AWS solutions architects.


  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to automatically set up the following Cloudera environment on AWS:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with four subnets, two public and two private.*
    • A NAT gateway configured in the public subnet to allow outbound internet access for the instances deployed in the private subnet. The gateway is configured with an Elastic IP address.*
    • A Linux server instance deployed in the public subnet for downloading Cloudera Director and various configuration files and scripts.
    • An AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) instance role with fine-grained permissions for access to AWS services necessary for the deployment process.
    • Security groups for each instance or function to restrict access to only necessary protocols and ports.
    • A placement group to provide a logical grouping of instances and enable applications to participate in a low-latency, 10 Gbps network (optional).
    • A fully customizable EDH cluster including worker nodes, edge nodes, and management nodes that you define based on your compute and storage requirements.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To build your Cloudera EDH environment on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    2. Launch the Quick Start. Each deployment takes about 30 minutes. You can choose from two options:
    3. Configure the EDH cluster and EDH services. For example, you can choose private or public subnets, EC2 instance types, the number of nodes, and other parameters.
    4. Deploy the EDH cluster using the Cloudera Director web UI or client.

    After deployment, you can follow the instructions in the Quick Start deployment guide to access and manage the EDH cluster.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    The Quick Start deployment activates a 60-day trial of Cloudera Enterprise. To upgrade your version, see Managing Licenses on the Cloudera website.