Alteryx Analytics

Technical Specifications

System Requirements

Installation Machine Requirements OS Requirements Chip Processor RAM Disk Size




Microsoft Windows 7
or later (32-bit)

Dual Core



500 GB


Microsoft Windows 7
or later (64-bit)

Quad core I7
(single chip)

3GHz or faster


>1 Terabyte

High Performance:

Microsoft Windows 7
or later (64-bit)

Quad core I7
(single chip)

3GHz or faster


>1 Terabyte



32-bit not supported


Microsoft Windows
Server 2008R2 or later

Quad core I7
(single chip)

3GHz or faster 8G RAM >1 Terabyte

High Performance:

Microsoft Windows
Server 2008R2 or later
with current
service pack (64-bit)

Quad core I7
(single chip)

3GHz or faster 16G RAM >1 Terabyte

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Supported formats

Technology Configurations

Data Options

Supported File Formats

Flat Files

  • CSV - Comma Separated Value
  • MDB/ACCDB - Microsoft® Access database
  • DBF - dBASE Database File format
  • XLS/XLSX - Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet
  • HTM/HTML/XML - Hyper Text/Extensible Markup Language
  • QVX – QlikView data eXchange
  • SAV – IBM SPSS file format
  • SAS7BDAT – SAS binary file format
  • TDE- Tableau

Relational Database Files

  • ODBC - Open Database Connectivity
  • OLE-DB - Object Linking and Embedding Database
  • OCI - Oracle® Spatial Database

Spatial Files

  • GRD/GRC - Grid and Classified Grid
  • KML - Google Keyhole Markup Language
  • MDB/PGDB - ESRI Personal Geodatabase®
  • MID/MIF - MapInfo Professional® Interchange Format
  • SDF - Autodesk® Spatial Data Files
  • SHP - ESRI® ArcMap® Shape (includes *.SHP,*.DBF, *.SHX,*.PRJ)
  • SZ - Alteryx Spatial Zip
  • TAB - MapInfo Professional Table (includes *.TAB, *.DAT, *.MAP, *.ID, *.IND)
  • YXDB - Alteryx database

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Supported Databases

  • Apache Hive (read only support)
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon S3 **
  • Cassandra ***
  • Cloudera Impala
  • ESRI GeoDatabase - ­(read only support)*
  • Hortonworks
  • HP Vertica **
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM Netezza® *
  • Microsoft SQL Server® *
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL®
  • Oracle *
  • Pivotal Greenplum Database
  • SQLite
  • Sybase®
  • Teradata and SQL server **
  • Teradata®

* includes support for vendor-specific spatial functionality

** now include bulk load support

***ODBC Driver Available upon Request

Please see Database Support for specifics.

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Reporting formats

  • PNG ­ Portable Network Graphics
  • HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language
  • PCXML - Alteryx Markup Language
  • PDF - Adobe® Portable Document Format
  • RTF - Rich Text Format
  • DOC/DOCX - Microsoft Word
  • XLS/XLSX - Microsoft Excel
  • PPT/PPTX - Microsoft PowerPoint

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  • Amazon S3
  • Datasift
  • Foursquare
  • Gnip
  • Google Analytics
  • Marketo
  • Sharepoint Lists
  • Twitter

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Alteryx technology configurations

Alteryx APIs

The Alteryx APIs are now a standard component of the standard Alteryx install. Component APIs of the Alteryx engine server offering are also available for individual licensing, as listed below:

  • Alteryx engine - Alteryx functionality, including all of the components listed below
  • Drivetime - Drivetime calculation engine and supporting spatial data
  • Geocoder - Open source geocoder that assigns lat/long to address information
  • Allocate - Organizes and retrieves data using spatial objects
  • Calgary - Creates high-performance indexing and searchable lists of data
  • Profiler - Using standard segmentation products, profile your customers for any level of geography from household to neighborhood to custom trade areas and drivetimes

Alteryx SDK

The Alteryx Software Development Kit (SDK) allows developers to easily add their own C and C++ programs to the Alteryx toolbox.

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Data Options

Alteryx Analytics Data Sets

To make the best most informed business decisions, you need access to all relevant data at your fingertips. Alteryx Analytics enables you to make decisions with real-world context. Combine our data with your local, corporate and cloud-based sources to get everything you need to improve your organization’s strategic decision making.

Trusted Partnerships, Trusted Data

Partnerships with leading data providers enable more effective analytics for critical decisions such as where to build new retail locations or distribution centers, or estimate the effectiveness of targeted promotions from the national down to the household level.

High- resolution satellite images from DigitalGlobe with street overlays provide a spatial frame of reference for decision makers.


More than 125 million global business records, which have been enhanced by D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, to provide the highest-quality information on businesses worldwide.


Lifestyle, attitude, brand preference, and media use data as well as five-year projections, so you can accurately estimate customer demand today, tomorrow, and in the long term. Also includes the largest and most comprehensive source for data on more 113 million households and 235 million consumers.


Visual presentation of over 50 layers of cartographic data (including roads, highways, parks, etc.) enables you to incorporate spatial data for more accurate analytic results.


More than 3,000 population characteristics, such as racial and ethnic information as well as family, household, and housing unit details to identify market potential and trends.

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See Alteryx in Action

Watch a demo, try out Alteryx in our Analytics Gallery, or download a free trial