AWS environments overview

Learn about environments on AWS in CDP Public Cloud, which you can use for Database Catalogs and Virtual Warehouse in Cloudera Data Warehouse (CDW).

The "environment" concept of CDP is closely related to the virtual private network in your cloud provider account. Registering an environment with Management Console provides CDP with access to your cloud provider account and identifies resources in your account that CDP services can access, including Cloudera Data Warehouse. A single environment is contained within a single cloud provider region, so all resources deployed by CDP are deployed within that region within one specific virtual network. After you have registered an environment with Management Console, you can activate the environment in CDW so you can use it to create Database Catalogs, which enables CDW to access the associated Data Lake. Then you can create Virtual Warehouses in CDW that use the Database Catalog and its underlying environment.

The following diagram shows the components of an AWS environment:

For more information about AWS environments in CDP, see the links in the "Related information" section at the bottom of this page.