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1 Introduction

EDB Ark automatically provisions EDB Postgres Advanced Server or PostgreSQL databases in single instances, high-availability clusters, or application development sandboxes in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) AMI or in an OpenStack private cloud. EDB Ark allows service providers and organizations to offer elastic and highly scalable database-as-a-service (DBaaS) environments while freeing DBAs and application developers from the rigors of setting up and administering modern and robust database environments.
In minutes, EDB Ark configures a cluster of database machines with:
EDB Ark's automatic scaling of storage resources and scale out of read replicas when a database cluster reaches user-defined thresholds is especially worth noting - this functionality provides unattended, around-the-clock responsiveness to unpredictable load demands on your database infrastructure.
EDB Ark - Overview – Section 2 provides information about EDB Ark functionality and architecture.
Installing and configuring EDB Ark – Section 3 walks you through the process of installing and configuring EDB Ark.
Administrative Features of the EDB Ark Console – Section 4 introduces you to the features that are exclusive to the EDB Ark administrator’s console.
Securing EDB Ark - Section 5 walks you through how to secure an EDB Ark cluster and opening a port for SSH connections.
Console Management - Section 6 describes how to control the Ark console manager and customize the user console.
Recovering from a Console Failure - Section 7 describes how to recover from a console failure.
Notifications – Section 8 describes the user notifications that will keep you informed about any changes to your EDB Ark environment.
Resources – Section 9 provides a list of EnterpriseDB resources that are available if you have unanswered questions.
References – Section 10 provides reference information.
This document uses Postgres to mean either the PostgreSQL or EDB Postgres Advanced Server database.

1 Introduction

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