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Release 6.4.2




As needed, the Alteryx® databases can be installed as PostgreSQL DBs on Amazon RDS. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. 


  • In Amazon RDS, databases must be installed in a supported version of PostgreSQL.
  • SSL connectivity is not supported.


NOTE: You can use the suggested defaults below for sizing your RDS instance. If you have questions or concerns about sizing recommendations, please contact Alteryx Support.

  • Admin access to an Amazon RDS account

Initialize RDS instance


  1. In your RDS dashboard, click Launch a DB instance. 

    NOTE: The RDS instance must be launched in the same Amazon region as the Alteryx node.

  2. For Select Engine: Select PostgresSQL.
  3. For Production?:  Choose Yes if you are deploying the database for a production instance of the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform.  Otherwise, select No
  4. DB Engine: postgres
  5. For the DB details, see below:

    NOTE: Except as noted below, properties should be specified according to your enterprise requirements.

    1. Instance Specifications:

      1. License Model: postresql-license
      2. DB Engine Version: For more information on the supported versions of PostgreSQL, see System Requirements.
      3. Allocated Storage: at least 10 GB

  6. For Advanced Settings, please apply the following settings:

    1. Network and Security:

      1. VPC security group must allow for access from the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform

    2. Database Options:

      1. Database Name: trifacta

      2. Database Port: 5432

        1. The port number can be changed as needed. See System Ports.

  7. Populate other properties according to your enterprise requirements.

  8. To complete the set up click Launch DB Instance.

  9. Create a master username and password for the DB instance.

    NOTE: In the configuration instructions listed below, this master username is referenced as: trifacta_rds.

  10. When the RDS DB instance is up and running, please collect the following information, which is used later:
    1. Public DNS
    2. Port Number
    3. Admin username
    4. Admin password

Configure the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform for RDS

Please complete the following steps to integrate the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform with the DB instance you just created.


  1. In the RDS console, you must find the Public DNS endpoint for the RDS instance you created: 

    1. Under Instances, expand the name of the instance you created.

    2. The DNS endpoint should be listed under the name in the Endpoint section.

  2. Set the host for each database to the Public DNS endpoint for the RDS instance:

    Jobs database
    Scheduling database
    Time-based Trigger database
    Configuration Service

    Artifact Storage Service database
    Job Metadata Service

    For more information, see Database Parameter Reference.

  3. To set custom database names, usernames, and passwords:

    1. Edit /opt/trifacta/conf/trifacta-conf.json

    2. For each database, you can review the database name, username, and password

      DatabaseParameter area
      Main databasewebapp.database.*
      Jobs databasebatch-job-runner.database.*
      Scheduling databasescheduling-service.database.*
      Time-Based Trigger databasetime-based-trigger-service.database.*
      Configuration Service databaseconfiguration-service.database.*

      Artifact Storage Service database

      Job Metadata Service databasejob-metadata-service.database.*
    3. Make changes in the file as needed and save.

Create the databases

NOTE: For the host, port, username, and password values in the following configuration, use the public DNS value for the RDS instance.

From the Alteryx node, switch to the Postgres user and run the following commands against the RDS Host for the master username:

su - postgres
psql -h <endpoint of RDS Instance> -U trifacta_rds postgres

NOTE: postgres is the name of the existing/default database.

Please do the following for each database, which initializes the DB and assigns the trifacta role to the trifacta_rds master username:

Alteryx database:

GRANT trifacta TO trifacta_rds;
CREATE DATABASE "trifacta" WITH OWNER trifacta;

Jobs database:

CREATE ROLE trifactaactiviti LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD '<pwd_trifactaactiviti>';
GRANT trifactaactiviti TO trifacta_rds;
CREATE DATABASE "trifacta-activiti" WITH OWNER trifactaactiviti;

Time-based trigger service database:

CREATE ROLE trifactatimebasedtriggerservice LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD '<pwd_trifactatimebasedtriggerservice>';
GRANT trifactatimebasedtriggerservice TO trifacta_rds;
CREATE DATABASE "trifactatimebasedtriggerservice" WITH OWNER trifactatimebasedtriggerservice;

Scheduling service database:

CREATE ROLE trifactaschedulingservice LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD '<pwd_trifactaschedulingservice>';
GRANT trifactaschedulingservice TO trifacta_rds;
CREATE DATABASE "trifactaschedulingservice" WITH OWNER trifactaschedulingservice;

Configuration Service database:

CREATE ROLE trifactaconfigurationservice LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD '<pwd_trifactaconfigurationservice>';
GRANT trifactaconfigurationservice TO trifacta_rds;
CREATE DATABASE trifactaconfigurationservice WITH OWNER trifactaconfigurationservice;

Artifact Storage Service database:

CREATE ROLE trifactaartifactstorageservice LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD '<pwd_trifactaartifactstorageservice>';
GRANT trifactaartifactstorageservice TO trifacta_rds;
CREATE DATABASE trifactaartifactstorageservice WITH OWNER trifactaartifactstorageservice;

Job Metadata Service database:

CREATE ROLE trifactajobmetadataservice LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD '<pwd_trifactajobmetadataservice>';
GRANT trifactajobmetadataservice TO trifacta_rds;
CREATE DATABASE trifactajobmetadataservice WITH OWNER trifactajobmetadataservice;

Configure non-default connections

If you have used non-default values for the username, password, host, or port value for either database, you must update platform configuration. For more information, see Database Parameter Reference.


  1. To review database logs in RDS, locate the Instance details page in the RDS console.
  2. Click Recent Events and Logs.
  3. If your account has the appropriate permissions, all Alteryx database logs are available here. 

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