Deploying Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline on Amazon Lightsail


Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline is an innovative data access service for enterprises and cloud ISVs that is designed to simplify and streamline data integration between cloud, mobile, and on-premises sources through a secure, firewall-friendly integration. It is a transformative technology, abstracting away the complexity that has inevitably followed the recent explosion of data, which allows developers to build data-centric applications faster than ever, and manage them more easily.  SaaS ISVs can drive new wins through integration with customers’ legacy applications and data.  IT can immediately provide a plug-and-play solution that extends the reach of BI and ETL, RESTify any database to improve developer productivity, accelerates the delivery of exciting new services.

You can deploy Hybrid Data Pipeline on your servers anywhere in the world and with explosion in the use of cloud computing platforms like Azure, AWS etc., we put together this tutorial to help you deploy Hybrid Data Pipeline on Amazon Lightsail.

Setting up VM in AWS Lightsail

  1. To get started, you would need an Amazon Lightsail account and if you don’t have one register here and login into the portal.
  2. Once you have logged into the portal, create a new instance that has at least 8GB memory and 60GB HDD space. Choose OS only mode and your operating system as Amazon Linux. 

Installing Hybrid Data Pipeline

  1. To get an evaluation copy of Hybrid Data Pipeline, visit this page and fill up your details to be able to download the installer.
  2. Copy the installer to Lightsail instance using sftp or program like WinSCP if you are on Windows.
  3. Connect to your Lightsail instance using putty or the SSH console on Lightsail.
  4. Once you have logged in, you should be able to find the installer that you have copied from your local machine in the home folder of the user: ec2-user.
  5. If the installer package is not executable, run the following command to make the package executable.
  6. To start the installation, run the following command which will start the installer in console mode
  8. During the installation,

    -- Make sure you read and understand the License agreement and accept the License agreement to continue the installation.

    Hybrid Data Pipeline EULA

    -- By default, the installation directory would be the following, but if you want to change it you are free to do so.



    Hybrid Data Pipeline Install Path

    -- Choose the type of installation when prompted for. If you are trying the Hybrid Data Pipeline, choose Evaluation as your option. If you have purchased a license, choose Licensed installation and enter your license key number to proceed further.

    Hybrid Data Pipeline Evaluation

      When the installer asks you to enter the hostname for your server, enter the full domain name label that you have or the IP address for the Lightsail VM. 

    Hybrid Data Pipeline Hostname

    -- The installer tries to validate hostname, but it will fail. Ignore the validation and proceed ahead with the installation.

    Hybrid Data Pipeline Skip Validation

    -- When installer prompts for a SSL certificate File, select No to use the self-signed trust store that is included with the installation. If you have an SSL Certificate file that you want to use, you can provide path to that instead of using the certificate that comes with installer, by selecting Yes.

    Hybrid Data Pipeline SSL

    -- To use default settings, you can choose Typical installation (1), but if you want to configure the installation with your own settings, choose custom installation (2).

    Hybrid Data Pipeline Install

    -- Next, you should see Ready to Install information with all the configurations that you have made. Press ENTER to install Hybrid Data Pipeline with those settings.

    --After the installation is complete, you will see an Install Complete message. To exit the installer, press ENTER.

    HDP Installation Complete

Amazon Lightsail Dashboard

You should now head over to Amazon Lightsail dashboard, Go the instance and under Networking, add new firewall rules to allow connections to HDP as shown below.

HDP Lightsail Setup

Using Hybrid Data Pipeline Server

Open your browser and browse to

which opens the Hybrid Data Pipeline Login screen.  Use d2cadmin/d2cadmin as username and password to login into Hybrid Data Pipeline Dashboard. Following are couple of screenshots of Hybrid Data Pipeline for your reference.

Hybrid Data Pipeline Login

HDP Data Stores

Next Steps

Now that you have successfully deployed the world’s advanced Hybrid data access solution, feel free to configure your data sources in Hybrid Data pipeline, and integrate the data in your applications using the Hybrid Data Pipeline’s standards based ODBC, JDBC connectivity or using its REST API, one of the most advanced OData standard’s API.

Note that trial is valid for 90 days, and you will have complete access to use any of the data stores. To learn more about Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline, you can visit this page or watch this short video overview.

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