Announcing OmniSci Free
We're thrilled today to announce the launch of OmniSci Free, which includes our full lightning-fast SQL and visual analytics stack: OmniSciDB, Render Engine, and Immerse.
The goal of OmniSci Free is to allow anyone to explore and gain insights from large datasets at the speed of their curiosity. With today's launch, you can download, install, and get started interactively exploring your own data in a matter of minutes, all without cost.
You can use the OmniSci stack however you see fit, with up to 32GB memory capacity, which allows for interactive analysis of datasets of hundreds of millions of records, and 3 active user sessions. Only hosted and OEM usage is excluded, and we genuinely hope this provides real-world value for as many people as possible.
OmniSci Free is currently available as a tarball for Linux systems, but shortly we'll have apt and yum package manager support and Dockerized images available. We're also in the process of submitting AWS AMI images, with Azure and GCP following thereafter. And of course if you don't have a Linux server or workstation handy, you can also try the OmniSci Mac Preview.
Read more in my blog post, or if you've already seen enough to want to dive in, go directly to the download page. Please let us know if you have any thoughts, comments, or questions, we're always excited to discuss!
@David_Rubert I've been working on a few examples of how a user could ingest, analyze, and visualize police data using OmniSci Free. Up until your post I was unsure about our community's appetite! I would be interested in what you come up with, share some examples when you're done.
@aventador I'm not aware of any issues which would prevent it from running on CentOS 8. There is a chance that SELinux might block startup; in that case you can try temporarily disabling selinux (
setenforce Permissive) to see if that resolves it (and then send us the audit logs so we can try to work around it in the future).
Let us know if you run into any issues.
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