DataSelf System Requirements

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These are generic guidelines to define the system requirements for DataSelf - see Information Required to Install DataSelf BI for more information.

DataSelf Client Devices

  • Windows: Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 or newer (32-bit and 64-bit); Microsoft Server 2008 R2 or newer (32-bit and 64-bit); Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor or newer (SSE2 or newer required); 2 GB memory; 750 megabytes minimum free disk space; Internet Explorer 8 or newer
  • Mac: iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer; OS X 10.9 or newer
  • Virtual environments: Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, and VMware. All products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.
  • Web Browsers: Android Browser (Android 3.2 or later); Apple Safari 3.x or later, including Safari (iOS 5.1.1 or later); Microsoft® Edge or Internet Explorer 8 or later; Mozilla Firefox 3.x or later (not supported on mobile devices); Google Chrome, including on Android devices.
  • Mobile device apps: iPad and Android Apps, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, respectively.


DataSelf Server

Software Requirements

Windows Server: versions 2008 R2, 2012 or 2012 R2.

MS SQL Server: versions: 2008 R2, 2012 or 2014; editions: Standard, BI or Enterprise. DataSelf offers affordable embedded MS SQL Server licenses. Consult us for details.

Notes:

  • Preferably 64-bit versions of OS and MS SQL Server.
  • Preferably deployed on a virtual machine environment such as VMWare or HyperV.
  • Preferably with no applications using port 80.

Hardware Requirements

Overall, more users benefit from more CPU threads; while larger tables benefit from more RAM. Please consult us to discuss your specific needs.

Proof of Concept and Demo Systems

  • Number of DataSelf users: up to 5 users.
  • Size of tables*: each table in the data warehouse should have up to 5 million records.
  • Suggested minimum specs: 4 CPU cores**, 8GB of RAM, 15GB of free disk space.

Small Systems

  • Number of DataSelf users: up to 15 users.
  • Size of tables*: each table in the data warehouse should have up to 5 million records.
  • Suggested minimum specs: a shared or dedicated DataSelf Server with 8 CPU cores**, 16 to 32GB of RAM, 50GB of free disk space.

Medium Systems

  • Number of DataSelf users: up to 50 users.
  • Size of tables*: each table in the data warehouse should have up to 20 million records.
  • Suggested minimum specs: a dedicated DataSelf Server with 8 to 16 CPU cores**, 64GB of RAM, 150GB of free disk space.

Large Systems

  • Number of DataSelf users: over 50 users.
  • Size of tables*: Tables in the data warehouse with over 20 million records.
  • Suggested minimum specs: two (or more) dedicated DataSelf Servers with 8 to 16 CPU cores**, 64GB to 124GB of RAM, 500GB of free disk space. Please consult us for details.


* Size of Tables in the Data Warehouse

  • Typical simple system: Each data warehouse table has the same number of records as the source table. Ex.: The GL Tran table from the source system and in the data warehouse has 4M recs.
  • Multi-company consolidation: Each data warehouse table has the consolidation of records from all source tables. Ex.: GL Tran table from company ABC has 7M recs, from company DEF has 2M recs, then this table in the data warehouse will have 9M records.
  • Historic or archived data: Some systems might have live and historic/archived data in separate tables or even separate databases; the final table in the data warehouse will combine live and historic/archived data. Ex.: Invoice records with 3M recs in the live system and archived invoice records with 26M recs, then this table in the data warehouse will have 29M recs.
  • Merging of data between legacy and new system: The data warehouse can combine historic data from legacy systems with new systems. For instance, merging the sales history from a DOS system with the live sales data from a modern ERP system.


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