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Using the Ensembl data hosted on Amazon AWS

There are two ways of accessing Ensembl data from within Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service.

Public Data Sets MySQL flat-file and FASTA dumps

From Amazon's website:

AWS Hosted Public Data Sets provide a convenient way to share, access, and use public domain or non-proprietary data within your Amazon EC2 environment. Select public data sets are hosted on AWS for free as an Amazon EBS snapshot. Any Amazon EC2 customer can access this data by creating their own personal Amazon EBS volume from a publicly shared Amazon EBS public data set snapshot. They can then access, modify, and perform computation on these data sets directly using an Amazon EC2 instance and just pay for the compute and storage resources that they use.

The lastest release snapshots have been submitted to the public dataset program, amazon will be updating these in due course.

Details of how to access the data can be found at

Pre-configured Single Species MySQL AMIs

We also provide pre-configured Ensembl MySQL EC2 cloud images. These are pre-built images that allow you to run your own private single species MySQL instances on EC2,There are images for each of our species; just start one up and connect with the API (or mysql client) just as you would with ensembldb, or useastdbl. More details and instructions are provided in this post on our blog.

List of Ensembl MySQL AMIs by Species (AWS useast region)

Ami idNameSize
ami-68f55101Ensembl67 ailuropoda_melanoleuca MySQL AMI17
ami-96f450ffEnsembl67 anolis_carolinensis MySQL AMI17
ami-a2f450cbEnsembl67 bos_taurus MySQL AMI26
ami-52f5513bEnsembl67 caenorhabditis_elegans MySQL AMI12
ami-98f450f1Ensembl67 callithrix_jacchus MySQL AMI18
ami-bef450d7Ensembl67 canis_familiaris MySQL AMI20
ami-6cf55105Ensembl67 cavia_porcellus MySQL AMI17
ami-5cf55135Ensembl67 choloepus_hoffmanni MySQL AMI14
ami-42f5512bEnsembl67 ciona_intestinalis MySQL AMI14
ami-50f55139Ensembl67 ciona_savignyi MySQL AMI12
ami-baf450d3Ensembl67 danio_rerio MySQL AMI21
ami-76f5511fEnsembl67 dasypus_novemcinctus MySQL AMI15
ami-b4f450ddEnsembl67 dipodomys_ordii MySQL AMI20
ami-88f450e1Ensembl67 drosophila_melanogaster MySQL AMI19
ami-7ef55117Ensembl67 echinops_telfairi MySQL AMI15
ami-86f450efEnsembl67 equus_caballus MySQL AMI18
ami-6af55103Ensembl67 erinaceus_europaeus MySQL AMI17
ami-7af55113Ensembl67 felis_catus MySQL AMI16
ami-4cf55125Ensembl67 gadus_morhua MySQL AMI15
ami-62f5510bEnsembl67 gallus_gallus MySQL AMI16
ami-4ef55127Ensembl67 gasterosteus_aculeatus MySQL AMI15
ami-84f450edEnsembl67 gorilla_gorilla MySQL AMI18
ami-f8c16591Ensembl67 homo_sapiens MySQL AMI608
ami-80f450e9Ensembl67 latimeria_chalumnae MySQL AMI18
ami-90f450f9Ensembl67 loxodonta_africana MySQL AMI17
ami-8ef450e7Ensembl67 macaca_mulatta MySQL AMI19
ami-7cf55115Ensembl67 macropus_eugenii MySQL AMI16
ami-46f5512fEnsembl67 meleagris_gallopavo MySQL AMI14
ami-48f55121Ensembl67 microcebus_murinus MySQL AMI15
ami-b6f450dfEnsembl67 monodelphis_domestica MySQL AMI20
ami-aef450c7Ensembl67 mus_musculus MySQL AMI56
ami-60f55109Ensembl67 myotis_lucifugus MySQL AMI16
ami-9af450f3Ensembl67 nomascus_leucogenys MySQL AMI18
ami-8cf450e5Ensembl67 ochotona_princeps MySQL AMI19
ami-b8f450d1Ensembl67 oreochromis_niloticus MySQL AMI21
ami-9ef450f7Ensembl67 ornithorhynchus_anatinus MySQL AMI18
ami-82f450ebEnsembl67 oryctolagus_cuniculus MySQL AMI18
ami-58f55131Ensembl67 oryzias_latipes MySQL AMI14
ami-92f450fbEnsembl67 otolemur_garnettii MySQL AMI17
ami-a6f450cfEnsembl67 pan_troglodytes MySQL AMI22
ami-5ef55137Ensembl67 petromyzon_marinus MySQL AMI13
ami-a4f450cdEnsembl67 pongo_abelii MySQL AMI23
ami-74f5511dEnsembl67 procavia_capensis MySQL AMI15
ami-70f55119Ensembl67 pteropus_vampyrus MySQL AMI15
ami-a0f450c9Ensembl67 rattus_norvegicus MySQL AMI26
ami-54f5513dEnsembl67 saccharomyces_cerevisiae MySQL AMI10
ami-8af450e3Ensembl67 sarcophilus_harrisii MySQL AMI19
ami-4af55123Ensembl67 sorex_araneus MySQL AMI15
ami-9cf450f5Ensembl67 spermophilus_tridecemlineatus MySQL AMI18
ami-b2f450dbEnsembl67 sus_scrofa MySQL AMI20
ami-64f5510dEnsembl67 taeniopygia_guttata MySQL AMI16
ami-40f55129Ensembl67 takifugu_rubripes MySQL AMI14
ami-72f5511bEnsembl67 tarsius_syrichta MySQL AMI15
ami-5af55133Ensembl67 tetraodon_nigroviridis MySQL AMI14
ami-66f5510fEnsembl67 tupaia_belangeri MySQL AMI16
ami-78f55111Ensembl67 tursiops_truncatus MySQL AMI16
ami-44f5512dEnsembl67 vicugna_pacos MySQL AMI14
ami-bcf450d5Ensembl67 xenopus_tropicalis MySQL AMI20