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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. 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 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, using Ark with a PEM server, and the available Ark Authentication models.
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.
Reference – Section 10 provides reference information about the AWS policies required by the Ark console.
Creating a Statically Provisioned Instance - Section 11 provides detailed information about how to create a statically provisioned instance. . A statically provisioned server is a pre-configured image that contains the software required to create a database cluster.
This document uses Postgres to mean either the PostgreSQL or EDB Postgres Advanced Server database.

1 Introduction

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