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Getting Started with AWS Edition

You can deploy Dremio in your AWS account.


Before deploying Dremio on AWS, you must have the following resources created in your AWS account:

Know Before You Deploy

Community and Enterprise editions of Dremio on AWS (AWSE) are available for deployment on AWS Marketplace. Before you deploy AWSE, determine whether you need Community or Enterprise edition.

First Time Dremio User

If you're getting started with Dremio, deploy the AWSE Community edition for a feature rich free version of Dremio.

Purchase through a Private Offer

If you're purchasing Dremio through an AWS Private Offer, deploy the AWSE Enterprise edition.


Only deploy Enterprise edition in the AWS accounts that are specified in the private offer or sub-accounts of the AWS accounts listed in the private offer. Deploying Enterprise edition outside of these AWS accounts will result in pay-as-you-go (PAYG) charges.

Purchase through Dremio

If you've pre-purchased credits through Dremio (not a private offer), deploy AWSE Community edition.


Your account executive will provide you with a Dremio license key to enable enterprise features. To activate enterprise features after you have deployed AWSE, see Activate Enterprise Features.

If you want to deploy a subset of the clusters without the license key and enterprise features for a test environment, then you must do this in a separate AWS account and inform your account executive. Otherwise, all usage will be counted towards the pre-purchased DCUs.


Deploying AWSE enterprise edition will result in pay-as-you-go (PAYG) charges.

Deploy Dremio on AWS

  1. Log in to the AWS console. To deploy Dremio, you must have the appropriate privileges in AWS.

  2. Navigate to the free Dremio or the pay-as-you-go Dremio Enterprise listing on the AWS Marketplace.

  3. Click Continue to Subscribe.

  4. Click Continue to Configuration.

  5. On the Configure this software page, select the AWS region where the stack will reside and click Continue to Launch.

  6. On the Launch this software page, select Launch CloudFormation from Choose Action and click Launch.

  7. On the Create stack page, ignore all settings and click Next.

  8. On the Specify stack details page, enter a stack name and the following configuration parameters for your stack:
    a. In Instance Type, choose the desired EC2 instance size.
    b. In Key Pair, select your EC2 key pair.
    c. In VPC, select your virtual private network.
    d. In Subnet, select a subnet of the selected VPN.
    e. In Allowed IP Range, provide an IP range in CIDR format that is allowed to access your Dremio deployment.

  9. (Optional) Provide an instance profile name or ARN in Instance Profile if you want to override the default profile created by the CloudFormation template.

  10. (Optional) Provide an IAM security group in Security Group if you want to override the default security group created by the CloudFormation template.

  11. Click Next.

  12. On the Configure stack options page, ignore all settings and click Next.

  13. On the Review page, verify your selections, check I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources., then click Create stack.

  14. When CloudFormation finishes creating your stack, click Outputs.

  15. Click the URL beside DremioPublicEndpoint to access your Dremio deployment.

  16. On the Welcome to Dremio page, click Authenticate.

Activate Enterprise Features

If you pre-purchased Dremio credits and deployed Community edition, you will need to active Enterprise features using a Dremio license key provided by your Dremio Account Executive.


Dremio license keys have expiration dates. If your license key expires, no data will be lost, but your instance may revert to the Community edition and you could lose access to enterprise features such as SSO configurations.

To activate Enterprise features:

  1. In your Dremio console, navigate to Admin > Engine > Activation.
  2. Copy your license key in the text field and click Activate.

You will now have access to and see enterprise features in the Dremio console.

Wrap-up and Next Steps