Installing MapD Community Edition on Microsoft Azure
This repository contains scripts that can be used to install MapD Community Edition on Microsoft Azure.
Installation instructions assume you have already signed up for a Microsoft Azure account with sufficient access to create resources.
Azure CLI Tools
Once the Azure CLI tools are installed, you'll need to authenticate using the following command:
You only need to authenticate once over many days, re-authenticating only when the Azure CLI tells you that your token has expired (or, if you switch computers).
Installation: Creating an Azure Instance and Docker
The script AzureVMcreate.sh is the entry-point for creating an Azure instance. In this script, the values are hard-coded to create a GPU-enabled instance with the following characteristics:
|GPU||1/2 NVIDIA Tesla K80|
These values are just a suggestion to get started with; adding more GPUs/RAM/SSD will depend on desired performance and the size of datasets you plan to analyze.
To kickoff an instance, clone this repo, then run the following command:
bash AzureVMcreate.sh. This main script will create the VM instance on Azure, install Docker/nvidia-docker, then start the MapD instance with the MapD Immerse interface.