Altair AI Studio System Requirements

This document describes the installation requirements and recommendations for Altair AI Studio. If you have any question regarding compatibility and operation with your infrastructure, please contact us.

Desktop system requirements

When setting up your system, keep in mind that available memory is the most important factor affecting the size of data sets that you can load and analyze in Altair AI Studio. Additionally, while there is no specific minimal requirement on the CPU, data analysis is a computationally intensive task—the better your hardware, the better your experience. Finally, Java-based Altair AI Studio is platform-independent and runs on every platform for which an appropriate Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is available.


  • Dual core
  • 2GHz processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • >1GB free disk space
  • Resolution: 1280x1024


  • Quad core
  • 3GHz or faster processor
  • 16GB RAM
  • >100GB free disk space

Operating System

  • Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Linux (64-bit)
  • MacOS X 10.13 - 13

Java platform

  • 64-bit recommended
  • OpenJDK Java 11 JRE (shipped, only needs to be installed manually on Linux)
    • Make sure that you are not just installing a headless JRE (as for example Ubuntu does by default)

HiDPI support

Please refer to the related article


For reading and writing data, Altair AI Studio can connect to all relational database systems offering a fully compliant JDBC driver. Through it's supported operators, Altair AI Studio can connect to a variety of NoSQL databases, cloud connectors, and file types.

Note that the list below is not exhaustive, as extensions on the Marketplace can offer additional connectivity.

Supported Databases

  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Snowflake
  • Teradata
  • HP Vertica
  • IBM Netezza


  • MongoDB
  • Cassandra
  • Apache Solr
  • Splunk (read only)

Cloud Services

  • Dropbox
  • Amazon S3
  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Salesforce
  • Twitter (read only)
  • Mozenda (read only)
  • Zapier (write only)

Supported File Formats

  • CSV - Comma Separated Value
  • MDB/ACCDB - Microsoft Access database
  • XLS/XLSX - Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (97-2003,2007-2013)
  • XML - Extensible Markup Language
  • ARFF/XRFF - Weka file formats
  • DBF - dBASE Database File format (read only)
  • SAV - IBM SPSS file format (read only)
  • SAS - SAS file format up to v9.2 (read only)
  • DTA - Stata file format (read only)
  • QVX - QlikView data eXchange (write only)