This topic describes how to use AnalyticDB for MySQL. AnalyticDB for MySQL is a cloud-based warehouse that can process petabytes of highly concurrent data in real time. It is an online analytical processing (OLAP) database service. This topic walks you through the process of creating and using an AnalyticDB for MySQL cluster.

If you are a new user of AnalyticDB for MySQL, we recommend that you read the following topics:
  • Product Introduction: introduces the definition, benefits, and scenarios of AnalyticDB for MySQL.
  • Pricing: introduces the prices and billing methods of AnalyticDB for MySQL.
  • Quick start of AnalyticDB for MySQL: introduces how to create an AnalyticDB for MySQL cluster and use the sample data.
The following flowchart shows the process in detail.1
  1. Create an Alibaba Cloud account
  2. Create a cluster
  3. Create a database account
  4. Configure a whitelist
  5. Connect to an AnalyticDB for MySQL cluster
  6. Create a database
  7. Import and query data

After you perform the preceding operations, you can reference the user guide to learn more about subsequent operations. For more information, see AnalyticDB for MySQL documentation.