reference deployment

NebulaGraph Database on AWS

Explore large-scale graphs with minimal latency

This Quick Start deploys NebulaGraph Database on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It’s designed to provide data scientists and other customers an efficient way to deploy NebulaGraph and explore its customizable configurations and integrated visualization tools. Developed by Vesoft, NebulaGraph provides customers a distributed, scalable, and native graph database with all the needed components to run on AWS.

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

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

    • A highly available architecture that spans three Availability Zones.*
    • 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.*
    • An internet gateway to allow internet access for bastion hosts (not shown).*
    • A Network Load Balancer for balancing incoming traffic across multiple hosts.*
    • 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 to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in public and private subnets.*
      • A NebulaGraph Explorer server for visualized exploration of NebulaGraph data.
    • In the private subnets:
      • NebulaGraph Graph Service supported by graphd processes. Each graphd process runs in one subnet.
      • NebulaGraph Meta Service supported by metad processes. Each metad process runs in one subnet.
      • NebulaGraph Storage Service supported by nebula-storaged processes. The storaged processes are distributed in different subnets automatically.
      • An Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) storage volume for EC2 instances in each subnet.

    *  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 deployment process takes about 15 minutes.

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

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

  •  Cost and licenses
  • This Quick Start requires a license for NebulaGraph Enterprise Edition. To use the Quick Start in your production environment, apply for a license by sending an email to When you launch the Quick Start, place the license key in an S3 bucket and specify its location. If you don’t have a license, the Quick Start deploys with a trial license. The trial license gives you three days of free usage in a non-production environment. After this time, you can upgrade to a production license. For instructions, refer to Renew a NebulaGraph Enterprise Edition license.

    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, see 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 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, see What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?