Create a Cluster min read

As MemSQL Helios manages its own clusters, customers can create new clusters without the need to configure or physically manage them.

Customers can create and use a single trial cluster at a time, which automatically terminates after eight (8) hours have elapsed from the time the cluster was created. The free trial cluster is limited to a development cluster with four (4) MemSQL units, for a total of 32 vCPUs, 256GB of RAM, and 4 TBs of storage.

While trial clusters continue to run when you log out, there are no cost implications by leaving your cluster online.

There are a few options available when creating a MemSQL Helios cluster, including:


Regions are datacenter geographies in which a MemSQL Helios cluster runs. While any region can be selected, select the region that corresponds to the same region in which your target application is running. Note that regions vary in price.

Cluster Size

Cluster sizing is the same as with self-managed MemSQL deployments. Consideration should be given to compute, memory, and storage needs when selecting cluster size. A cluster’s size can later be increased or decreased as required.

Cluster Restriction

MemSQL Helios provides for Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) whitelisting to restrict the networks that can access a cluster. This can be defined when initially creating the cluster, or modified via editing the IP Whitelist once the cluster has been created.