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GridGain Cloud Getting Started

GridGain Cloud is a distributed in-memory cache as a service. With GridGain Cloud you can start loading and using data in a GridGain cluster in the cloud in minutes. GridGain Cloud is fully compatible with GridGain Ultimate, Enterprise, and Community Editions 8.4.4 and later. The service supports the following GridGain APIs:

Depending on the APIs you choose, GridGain Cloud can be used for the following use cases:

  • In-Memory Cache

  • System-of-records with Ignite native persistence enabled. ​ You can start a one node cluster for free. Larger clusters can be created for a small hourly fee - check the available plans at cluster creation time.

Sign-Up for GridGain Cloud

To use GridGain Cloud, simply sign-up for an account. Begin by opening the following hyperlink in your browser:

This will bring you to the following web page:

GridGain Cloud

On the home page, you will see a Start FREE Trial button. Click that button and you will see the following sign up form:

GridGain Cloud Sing-Up

Complete the form with the requested information and click the sign-up button at the bottom of the form.

You will receive an email confirmation and can then Sign in using the link on the home page.

GridGain Cloud Sign-In

After signing in, you can launch a free or paid cluster.

GridGain Cloud Startup Screen

Click the Free Cluster button to launch a free cluster. Note that you can launch only one free cluster at a time.

GridGain Cloud Start Free Cluster

You can choose to provide your own configurations - such as the cluster name, cloud provider, region, choice of plan, and a password for the cluster - to suit your application needs. Once you have configured the options, click the Launch Cluster button.

GridGain Cloud Launch

The cluster is ready once the Status column shows Running.

GridGain Cloud Running

Connectivity and Usage

Once the cluster is started, you can connect to it from your applications. GridGain Cloud comes with a Demos section, located on the right of the screen, that explains how to start working with your deployment within minutes.

GridGain Cloud Demo

To get more details about the cluster and connectivity options, click on the cluster name or on its row in the clusters list. You’ll see a screen with the following information:

GridGain Cloud Options

Note that the IP addresses for your connection strings will be different from the example shown.

The JDBC, ODBC, and REST connection strings allow you to connect your applications to the GridGain Cloud cluster from various programming environments. Refer to starting with SQL, thin clients and REST for more details.

Data Loading

Most production systems have large amounts of data that needs to be loaded into the cluster as soon as the cluster is up and running. This chapter describes data loading techniques such as streaming, the COPY command, and batch loading for clusters running on GridGain cloud.

Management and Monitoring

GridGain Cloud is integrated with GridGain Web Console, which provides management and monitoring, as well as SQL query execution capabilities for GridGain and Apache Ignite clusters.

Clusters running on GridGain Cloud can be monitored and managed using the Monitoring functionality of GridGain Web Console. Click on the monitoring icon located in the menu on the left of the screen:

GridGain Cloud Monitoring Icon

or select the Monitor option from the Actions drop-down menu.

GridGain Cloud Action Menu

You can now monitor and manage your cluster running on GridGain Cloud.

GridGain Cloud Monitoring

Refer to the Management and Monitoring page for further details about how to use the management and monitoring features with your GridGain Cloud cluster.