reference deployment

StarRocks on AWS

Parallel processing database for data analytics

This Quick Start deploys StarRocks on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It's for organizations that want a data service layer that supports real-time analytics and high concurrency while simplifying data pipelines.

WIth this Quick Start, you can connect your applications to a highly available StarRocks architecture deployed to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. You can analyze large volumes of data without having to maintain fault tolerance or scale StarRocks instances.

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This Quick Start was developed by CelerData Inc. in collaboration with AWS. CelerData Inc. is an AWS Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  • The Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans multiple Availability Zones.
    • A VPC peering connection to connect a customer's VPC containing their client application to the Quick Start VPC.
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnets:
      • Managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
      • A Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in public and private subnets.
    • In the private subnets, two services of StarRocks nodes deployed to Amazon EC2 instances.
      • A frontend service for metadata management, client connections, and query scheduling. It contains follower nodes to perform read operations and leader nodes to modify metadata.
      • A backend service containing backend nodes for data storage and SQL computing.

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

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy this Quick Start, follow the instructions in the deployment guide, which includes these steps. The stack takes about 15 minutes to launch.

    1. Sign in to your AWS account. If you don't have an account, sign up at
    2. Launch the Quick Start. Before you create the stack, choose the AWS Region from the top toolbar. Choose one of the following options:

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on this solution.  

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

    The AWS CloudFormation templates for this Quick Start include configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, refer to the pricing pages for each AWS service you use. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, create AWS Cost and Usage Reports to track costs associated with the Quick Start. These reports deliver billing metrics to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. They provide cost estimates based on usage throughout each month and aggregate the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, refer to What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?