This is a short guide to getting your first dataset set up and using one of the databases.
- 1.Create a Release Instant Datasets account.
- 2.Create a cloud integration.
- 3.Create a dataset.
- 4.Check out a database.
- 5.Integration with our APIs.
Navigate to the Cloud Integrations page and click on Create Cloud Integration.
Create your first cloud integration
The cloud integration connects Release to your cloud account to orchestrate Instant Dataset activities there.
Give the cloud integration a name and select your cloud provider where your database snapshots are located. Click Create Cloud Integration.
Give your cloud integration a recognizable name
Now you can configure your cloud integration.
If AWS is your cloud provider, you can click the Configure on AWS button to be redirected to AWS where you can set up a CloudFormation stack with a minimal IAM role allowing Release to manage your datasets.
Configuring an AWS Cloud Integration will redirect you to AWS
Launch the stack, give it 2-3 minutes to create, and your new cloud integration should update.
When your cloud integration is configured, you can create a dataset. Click the Create Dataset button to get started.
Create a dataset with your cloud integration
Give the dataset a name. In "Cloud Settings", select the appropriate cloud integration, the snapshot you want to use, and the instance type. In "Database Settings", add the database name, a user password, and the target number of available databases.
Complete the Create Dataset form
Click Create Dataset.
It may take up to a minute for the dataset to be initialized after which the target number of databases will be created. How long this takes depends on the size of your database, the instance type, and even the time of day, depending on the cloud provider and region, but it usually takes between ten minutes and an hour to create instances.
Dataset being initialized
Once your dataset and its databases are ready, you can check out one of the databases to use.
The dataset and its databases are available to be checked out
Click into the dataset you created. Click Check Out to associate yourself with a database in the dataset. After checking out the database, click the Connect button to view different connection options.
Connect to your data via psql