Other installation options

In addition to the regular installation on Linux (which is the only officially supported platform), DSS can be installed using other options

Installing on Mac OS X


This section only lists technical details. For step-by-step instructions, see http://www.dataiku.com/dss/trynow

Data Science Studio can be installed on Mac OS X.

For standard desktop use, download the native OS X package from our website and install it by simple drag-and-drop into the Applications folder. This configures Data Science Studio with the following default options:

  • Installation directory: /Applications/DataScienceStudio.app/Contents/Resources/kit
  • Data directory: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home
  • TCP base port: 11200

This package installs an icon in the application Dock with which you can start and stop DSS.


The native OS X wrapper for Data Science Studio logs its messages to OS X system logs. In case of installation failure, or of problems starting / stopping DSS, open the OS X “Console” application and type “DataScienceStudio” in the search filter to browse relevant troubleshooting messages.

OS X prerequisites

Data Science Studio can only be installed on OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” or later.

Data Science Studio requires a 64-bit Java Development Kit (JDK) or Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7 or 8, installed in the standard system location. Suitable installation kits for your system can be found at http://java.com.

Advanced OS X installation

For advanced or non-standard uses, it is possible to install Data Science Studio on OS X using the Linux procedure described above, using a specific dataiku-dss-VERSION-osx.tar.gz installation kit. The installation kit can be downloaded from https://downloads.dataiku.com/public/studio

You can follow the Linux installation procedure, apart from the script installing dependencies and the script configuring DSS to start on boot.

In that mode, you keep full control over all installation parameters (directories, port, Java and Python subsystems used). However, the native widget enabling start/stop of DSS from the OS X dock is not available.

Installing using the AWS Marketplace AMI

Dataiku provides a pre-built image (AMI) to run DSS on Amazon Web Services. You will need an AWS account to proceed.

All details of the AMI are available here: https://www.dataiku.com/dss/trynow/aws/

Installing using the Azure Marketplace image

Dataiku provides a pre-built image to run DSS on Microsoft Azure. You will need an Azure account to proceed.

All details of the image are available here: https://www.dataiku.com/dss/trynow/azure/

Installing using the Virtualbox / VMWare image

Dataiku provides a pre-built virtual machine for Virtualbox and VMWare player.

All details are available here: https://www.dataiku.com/dss/trynow/virtualbox/