On the Discourse Janitor (I’m not sure what we’re to call it) I was able to install mysql & friends and am running an import as a proof-of-concept. I’ll need to see how the speed compares to my desktop, but this looks pretty great!
For lots of people who want to run an import for a hobby community (read: have no money) and don’t have the skills to set up a dev environment, this looks like it a pretty fantastic solution.
How is this funded? This seems too good to be true.