This page guides how to start LightningDB automatically only for the case of AWS EC2 Instance.

1. Create EC2 Instance

Amazon Machine Image(AMI) for LightningDB can be found in 'AWS Marketplace' and user can create EC2 Instance with the AMI.

aws marketplace

To use LightningDB in a new Instance, the size of the root volume should be 15GiB at least.

To use Web UI of HDFS, YARN, Spark and Zeppelin, you should add the following ports to 'Edit inbound rules' of 'Security groups' in EC2 Instance.

Service Port
HDFS 50070
YARN 8088
Spark 4040
Zeppelin 8080

2. Access EC2 Instance

Create a EC2 Instance for LightningDB and access with 'Public IP' or 'Public DNS'.

'*.pem' file is also required to access EC2 Instance.

$ ssh -i /path/to/.pem ec2-user@${IP_ADDRESS}

3. Setup environment

When you access EC2 Instance, the following jobs are already done.

  • Create and exchange SSH KEY for user authentication
  • Mount disks


Before starting LightningDB, please check if the disk mount is completed using 'lsblk' like below.

[ec2-user@ip-172-31-34-115 ~]$ lsblk
xvda    202:0    0   10G  0 disk
└─xvda1 202:1    0   10G  0 part /
nvme0n1 259:0    0  1.7T  0 disk /nvme/data_01
nvme1n1 259:1    0  1.7T  0 disk /nvme/data_02
nvme3n1 259:2    0  1.7T  0 disk /nvme/data_03
nvme2n1 259:3    0  1.7T  0 disk /nvme/data_04
  • Set Hadoop configurations(core-site.xml, hdfs-site.xml, yarn-site.xml).
    • This settings is default value for starter of Hadoop.
    • To optimize resource or performance, user needs to modify some features with Hadoop Get Started
  • Set Spark configuration(spark-default.conf.template)
    • To optimize resource and performance, user also need to modify some features with Spark Configuration


To launch Spark application on YARN, start YARN with running '' and '' in order.

4. Start LightningDB

LightningDB provides LTCLI that is introduced in Installation. With LTCLI, you can deploy and use LightningDB.

LightningDB supports Zeppelin to provide the convenience of ingestion and querying data of LightningDB. About Zeppelin, Try out with Zeppelin page provides some guides.