Creating a Standard Cluster

Standard clusters are ideal for small or medium applications that need the flexibility to automatically scale up or down depending on the amount of used memory.

Before you Begin

To create a cluster for a team, you must have either an admin or developer role. See Managing Teams and Users.

Create the Cluster

  1. Click Plans & Pricing in the header.

  2. In the Standard plan, click Create Cluster.

  3. Select a region.

    For best performance, choose a region that’s closest to your client applications. The closer your clients are to the cluster, the lower the network latency.
  4. Select the total amount of cluster memory that you will need for each member.

    Small clusters provision 1 GB of memory to each member. Medium clusters provision 5 GB of memory to each member.

    You cannot change from Small to Medium after the cluster is created.

    For details about the cost per GB per hour, see Plans and Pricing.

  5. To encrypt communications between clients and your cluster, turn on TLS Encryption.

    You cannot change this selection after the cluster is created.

  6. If you want to restrict which clients can to connect to your cluster, add those clients' IP addresses to the IP Whitelisting field.

  7. If you want to persist cluster data on disk, turn on Persistence.

    You cannot change this selection after the cluster is created.

    Persisting data can degrade throughput by up to 40%. For details about what is persisted and how to configure Persistence, see Persistence Overview.
  8. If you want to back up persisted data in cloud storage, turn on Hot Backup.

    You cannot change this selection after the cluster is created.

  9. To configure data structures before starting your cluster, click Data Structures Configuration.

    You can also add data structure configuration after the cluster is created.
  10. Enter a name for your cluster and click CREATE CLUSTER.

It takes between 3-5 minutes to create a Standard cluster. During this period, your cluster will be in a pending state. When the cluster state changes to running, you will be able to use it.

A Standard cluster is being created

Next Steps

For information about custom map configuration options, see Map Configurations