Technical specifications

Technical specifications

A consolidated list of Alteryx Technical Specifications by functional category.

System Requirements

Supported formats

Technology Configurations

Data Options

System Requirements

  Minimum Recommended



  • 1.4 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
  • Microsoft Windows Vista or later (32-bit)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 20GB of available hard-disk space
  • 2.5 (GHz) or faster Multi core 64-bit processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 80Gb of available hard-disk space



  • 1.4 (GHz) Dual core 32-bit CPU
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 or later with current service pack (32-bit)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Two 80GB hard-disk drives in RAID 1 configuration
  • 2.5 (GHz) or faster Multi core 64-bit processor
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 or later with current service pack (64-bit)
  • 16GB of RAM
  • Two 80GB 15k RPM hard-disk drives in RAID 1 configuration (OS drive) and Four 400GB 10k RPM hard-disk drives in RAID 5 configuration (data drive)
  • Per-user temp file space on different physical drives (where possible) than OS and datafile source

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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
  • Tableau TDE

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

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Supported Databases

  • HIVE ­ read only support
  • SQLite
  • ESRI GeoDatabase ­ read only support*
  • MongoDB
  • SQL Server® *
  • Oracle *
  • Cloudera
  • HP Vertica **
  • Teradata and SQL server **
  • Cassandra ***
  • HBase ***
  • Sybase®
  • Teradata®
  • Netezza® *
  • MySQL®
  • DB2
  • Hortonworks
  • Pivotal
  • Amazon S3 **
  • Google BigQuery***
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse***

* includes support for vendor-specific spatial functionality

** now includes bulk load support

***ODBC Driver available upon request

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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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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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Alteryx Strategic Analytics Data Sets

To make the best most informed business decisions, you need access to all relevant data at your fingertips. Alteryx Strategic 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 strategic 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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