Deploy a Vector Database

This topic describes how to create and deploy a vector database in Zilliz Cloud.

Zilliz Cloud is developed under Transport Layer Security (TLS), and is dedicated to providing secure communication solution over a computer network.

Get started

Click Create database on your Zilliz Cloud homepage.

Name your database

Specify a name for your database in the Name bar. Keep in mind the following limits for database names:

  • Length: 1 to 32 characters.
  • Components: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, or special character -.

Select a project

Select a project for your database in the Project dropdown list.

You can create a new project by clicking Create new project in the list. For more information, see Manage Projects.

Select a cloud service provider

Select a cloud service provider to host your database. Only AWS is supported now.

Select a region

Select the region of the cloud service in the Region dropdown list. Only us-west-2 Oregon is supported now.

Select a database type

Select the type of the database to be created.

A Standard Small database is available for a free 30-day trial so that you can get started.

  • Every Zilliz Cloud account can use the 30-day free trial offer for one time only.
  • The free trial expires after 30 days. The system will inform you 3 days before the expiration date.
  • The free trial will be automatically upgraded to a standard Zilliz Cloud database after it expires, provided that a valid payment method is added to your account and the billing is successful.
  • Please contact our support team at cloud-support@zilliz.com if you need multiple databases, type upgrade, or extension for your free trial.

Specify a password for the root user

Specify a password for the root user of the database. Each database has a root user that has the supreme privilege to grant applications or users access to database.

Keep in mind the following limits for user passwords:

  • Length: 8 to 64 characters.
  • Components: Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters (any three of them).
  • Special characters: !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, ), _, +, -, and =.

Create your database

Click Create database to proceed.

You will be re-directed to the homepage when the database is successfully deployed. You will see a card that shows information about the database you have just created. The initializing process will take a few minutes. The database will be ready when its status changes from Initializing to AVAILABLE.

Troubleshooting

Q: Why can’t I connect to the database after the database is created?

A: You can identify the problem by following these steps:

  1. Check if the database status is AVAILABLE. You cannot connect to the database if the database is initializing, deleted, or when its IP whitelist is being updated.
  2. Check if the IP address of your connection is included in the IP whitelist.
  3. Test the connectivity of the port by running telnet in01-<xxx>.<region>.vectordb.zillizcloud.com 19530.

If the issue still remains unsolved, please contact our support team at cloud-support@zilliz.com.