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1.2 HeatWave

HeatWave is a massively parallel, high performance, in-memory query accelerator that accelerates MySQL performance by orders of magnitude for analytics and mixed workloads.

With MySQL HeatWave on AWS, you can provision DB Systems and HeatWave Clusters. HeatWave consists of a MySQL DB System and one or more HeatWave nodes. The MySQL DB System node is responsible for cluster management, query scheduling, and returning query results. HeatWave nodes store data in memory and process analytics queries.

When a HeatWave Cluster is enabled, queries that meet certain prerequisites are automatically offloaded from the MySQL DB System to the HeatWave Cluster for accelerated processing. Queries are issued from Query Editor in the MySQL HeatWave Console or from a MySQL client or application that interacts with the HeatWave Cluster by connecting to the MySQL DB System.


This MySQL HeatWave on AWS Service Guide covers what you need to know to set up and use DB Systems and HeatWave Clusters on AWS, mainly using the MySQL HeatWave Console. For more detailed information about using HeatWave and related utilities, refer to the MySQL HeatWave User Guide . Some of that information does not apply to MySQL HeatWave on AWS, so be sure to check the MySQL HeatWave on AWS Service Guide first for the most relevant information.