Install Semarchy xDM on Google Cloud Platform


You can deploy Semarchy xDM in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to move your data hub to the cloud and scale your deployment as the needs of your data management initiative grow.

There are two options available on GCP:

  • The Semarchy xDM QuickStart VM: Deploys a single virtual machine containing an application server and a database for evaluation or development purposes.
    For more information, see the Install Semarchy xDM on GCP tutorial.

  • The Semarchy xDM Production Deployment: Set up and manage a production-ready infrastructure with high availability and performance using GCP.

Compare QuickStart VM and production architecture

The following sections describe how to:

  • Plan the configuration of Semarchy xDM for production environments in GCP.

  • Deploy Semarchy xDM on Google Kubernetes Engine (KGE)

  • Start and connect to Semarchy xDM installed in Google Cloud Platform.

Production deployment

The Semarchy xDM production deployment describes how to set up and manage a complete infrastructure suitable for production.

Prerequisites and requirements

Review the information in this section before you begin the installation.

You will need the following to install Semarchy xDM on GCP:

  1. A GCP subscription. If you do not have a GCP subscription, create a free account before you begin. This user requires administrator privileges.

  2. The GCP command-line interface (GCloud CLI). It is installed and configured with your GCP account. For more information, see Install GCloud CLI.

  3. One GCP VPC. It is configured with at least two subnets from different availability zones. For more information, see Create and manage VPC networks.

  4. The Kubernetes authentication plugin (gcloud cli component) is installed and allows you to run commands against Kubernetes clusters. For more information, see Authentication in GKE.


GCP production architecture

The minimal architecture is composed of:

  • One GKE cluster based on three n2-standard-8 virtual machines. For more information, see GCP GKE pricing.

  • One Cloud SQL managed cluster with two instances. For more information, see Cloud SQL Pricing.

The proposed architecture is a reference architecture with minimal resources to match Semarchy xDM system requirements. It may not be suitable for all cases and may have to be adapted according to the technical and security needs of your implementation in your information system.

While implementing this architecture you may encounter AWS service limits or quotas. For more information, see GCP service quotas.