The documentation in this section describes how to deploy Imply in on-prem or non-AWS cloud environments. For AWS deployments, see Imply Cloud.
If you are new to Imply, the easiest way to get started with Imply is by following the 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.
Imply includes an exploratory visualization interface, Pivot, that allows for fast drill downs of very large data sets through simple drag-and-drop interactions.
With Pivot you can create data cubes, which focus on arbitrary drill downs for a single visualization, or dashboards, which are collections of visualizations for rapidly distilling information.
Pivot's exploratory visualization interface is packed with these features, all aimed at providing you the most insights from your data:
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.