Exploratory Desktop

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or newer (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 or newer
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor or newer
  • 8 GB memory
  • 2 GB minimum free disk space

Mac

  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • 8 GB memory
  • 2 GB minimum free disk space

Web Broswer

Once you create Dashboard, Note, Slide, Chart, etc. you can open them in web browsers. Here is a list of the web browsers that are supported.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer is not supported.

Memory Size Estimate Guidance

The data you import into Exploratory Desktop is loaded into the memory on your PC and all the data processing tasks including Data Wrangling (calculations, filtering, etc.), Visualization, Analytics, etc. are done inside the memory.

Therefore, how much the data size Exploratory can handle is largely depending on how much the memory size is available on your PC as well as what type of tasks you want to do with Exploratory.

Based on our testing in a typical use case, we are finding that when you have data with 10 million records and 20 columns you want to have about 8GB memory size available. This is based on the following two assumptions:

  • Data with 10 million records and 20 columns is typically sized about 3.5GB when it is stored as a CSV file on the hard disk but it is about 1.8GB when it is loaded into the memory.
  • You will typically perform some level of data wrangling tasks including calculation and filtering and visualization tasks with charts.

Given that the data size gets reduced when it is loaded into the memory, we recommend that you want to have the memory size that is at least two times bigger than your original data file (CSV, etc.).

Rows Columns Recommended Memory Size
10 Millions 20 Columns 8GB
20 Millions 20 Columns 16GB

Exploratory Collaboration Server

System Requirements

  • Docker 17.06 or higher
  • CentOS 7, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1, Oracle Linux 7.3 or higher

Minimum System Requirements

The minimum specifications are only suggested for prototyping and testing of Exploratory Collaboration Server. Memory and CPU capacity also have to be enough to run your data analysis steps on R, for data refreshing at the server.

  • 2 cores
  • 64-bit processor
  • 8 GB system memory
  • 30 GB minimum free disk space

Virtual Environments

Linux Environments that fulfill the system requirements above that are from the following Virtual Environments are supported.

  • Citrix environments
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Parallels
  • VMware (including vMotion)
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure.