1. Machine Learning Metadata Storage on ApsaraDB RDS


    In setting up Machine Learning (ML) Metadata Storage on ApsaraDB RDS using Pulumi, you would need to provision a relational database service (RDS) instance on Alibaba Cloud, which is the cloud provider offering ApsaraDB. ApsaraDB RDS is a stable and reliable online database service that supports the elastic scaling of computing resources. It supports multiple database engines such as MySQL, SQLServer, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB.

    To start, we'll use the alicloud.rds.Instance resource from the pulumi_alicloud package to create a new RDS instance. This resource allows us to configure various settings such as the database engine, instance type, storage, and network settings.

    Below is a Pulumi program written in Python that defines the necessary infrastructure to set up a RDS for ML Metadata Storage. It assumes that you have already authenticated with Alibaba Cloud and have adequate privileges to create RDS instances.

    Detailed Explanation and Pulumi Program

    import pulumi import pulumi_alicloud as alicloud # Create a new RDS instance for Machine Learning Metadata Storage # Configure necessary parameters such as engine, instance class, storage, and networking details. ml_metadata_storage = alicloud.rds.Instance("mlMetadataStorage", # Specify the database engine version (e.g., MySQL 5.7). engine="MySQL", engine_version="5.7", # Choose an appropriate instance class based on your workload. instance_class="rds.mysql.t1.small", # Define the size of the allocated storage in gigabytes. allocated_storage=20, # Specify the networking details for the RDS instance. # Here, we assume that VPC, vSwitch, and Security Group are already configured. vpc_id="vpc-12345", vswitch_id="vsw-12345", security_ip_list=["your.client.ip.address/32"], # Use your client's IP address for access. # Define additional settings like whether to create a new database and user upon creation. # Replace 'your_database_name' and 'your_account_name' with appropriate values. db_mappings=[ alicloud.rds.InstanceDbMappingsArgs( db_name="your_database_name", character_set="utf8", ), ], db_instance_net_type="Intranet", # Options are 'Intranet' or 'Internet'. instance_network_type="VPC", pay_type="Postpaid" # Set to 'Postpaid' for pay-as-you-go or 'Prepaid' for subscription. ) # Export the connection string of the RDS instance. # The connection string is required to connect to the database instance. pulumi.export("ConnectionString", ml_metadata_storage.connection_string)

    Explanation of Resources Used

    • alicloud.rds.Instance: This creates a new RDS database instance. The instance is configured with parameters such as the database engine, version, instance type, storage capacity, and network settings. In the sample code above, MySQL 5.7 is used as the database engine, and the instance type is set to a small tier, which should be adjusted based on the actual workload requirements.

    • Networking details (vpc_id, vswitch_id, security_ip_list): These parameters are necessary to define the network environment of the RDS instance. vpc_id and vswitch_id reference a specific Virtual Private Cloud and vSwitch respectively, which should be pre-configured. security_ip_list should include a list of IP addresses allowed to access the RDS instance; for security purposes, it should be limited to minimal set of clients that need access to the ML metadata.

    • db_instance_net_type: This defines whether the RDS instance is accessible within the Alibaba Cloud intranet or over the internet.

    • pay_type: Determines the payment type for the RDS instance. In machine learning scenarios, you may prefer Postpaid for flexibility, or Prepaid if you have a predictable workload and prefer to pay upfront.

    Finally, after setting up the RDS instance using the provided Pulumi code, you can use it to store metadata for your machine learning workloads. Ensure you manage the credentials and access securely in line with your organization's security policies.