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Easy Steps to Configure a TimesTen Scaleout Environment for Experimentation

Jenny Bloom
Product Manager

An easy way to get started with TimesTen Scaleout is to set it up on a single host. While normally TimesTen Scaleout would be deployed across more than one, installing everything on just one host allows you to learn about the product and perform experiments with minimal hardware requirements.  Naturally such a configuration should not be used for production use or performance testing.

To set up TimesTen Scaleout on a single host your hardware should meet the following requirements:

  • Run a supported 64-bit Linux distribution such as Oracle Linux 6 or 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7, or SUSE Enterprise Server 12
  • 12 GB of RAM 
  • Has Java release 1.8 (JDK 8) or greater installed

This procedure will configure 5 TimesTen instances: 1 management instance and 4 data instances. It will also create a single database which spans the 4 data instances. Each row of data in this database will be stored in at least two data instances.

To get started, download TimesTen 18.1 from the Oracle Technology Network.

Then follow the steps in the linked pages below.

Step 1:  Install the TimesTen Scaleout Software

Step 2:  Install Zookeeper and setup memberships

Step 3:  Create a database definition file

Step 4: Rollout a 2x2 grid on your local machine using ttGridRollout utility

Optional: Step 5: How to Stop a TimesTen Scaleout Database

Optional: Step 6: How to Start/Restart a TimesTen Scaleout Database


For more information about TimesTen Scaleout, see the TimesTen 18.1 documentation library or visit Oracle Technology Network for TimesTen.

Disclaimer: These are my personal thoughts and do not represent Oracle's official viewpoint in any way, shape, or form.

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