The documentation in this section describes how to deploy Imply in on-prem or non-AWS cloud environments. For AWS deployments, we strongly recommend that you use Imply Cloud.
The easiest way to evaluate Imply as standalone software is to install it on a single machine using the quickstart. If you already have an Imply license, you should start with the Imply Manager Quickstart.
Using Imply offers many advantages over using Apache Druid alone, including:
It is easy to migrate to and from Apache Druid and the Imply distribution.
The following requirements apply to the Pivot and Druid installation environments. Individual Imply features may have additional requirements as specified in the documentation for that feature.
The Pivot UI is an HTML-based browser application that is supported on the most recent two major versions of the following browsers:
For small scale evaluation and learning environments, Druid can run on a laptop running MacOS. For production deployments, however, we recommend:
For more information, see planning information for machine and network environments. Also see Single server deployment or Cluster deployment in the Druid documentation for additional machine requirements.