Install Dataiku using Virtualbox Or VMWare

Dataiku provides a pre-built Linux virtual machine for the free Virtualbox engine. This lets you run DSS for evaluation purpose on Windows or Mac OS

Prerequisites and troubleshooting

There are several prerequisites that you must meet before being able to use the virtual machine. Please read the Documentation carefully. The main prerequisites are summarized below:

  • 64 bits CPU with 64 bits OS
  • Hardware virtualization enabled in BIOS
  • Virtualbox or VMWare player
  • 8 GB of memory on your machine

In addition, corporate security suites often prevent proper operation of the virtual machine. See our Troubleshooting documentation

VMWare player support

These instructions are also valid for VMWare Player. You’ll encounter a warning while importing the OVA file. You can ignore it and select “Retry”

Screenshot from virtualbox page

1. Install Virtualbox

Download and install Virtualbox from Virtualbox.org

Magnifying glass

2. Download the DSS image

Download the DSS virtual machine (2.7 GB).
Open it in Virtualbox (either by double-clicking or using File > Import Appliance)

Screenshot of the appliance settings window

3. Import the Virtual machine

The Appliance import wizard opens. You should not need to change any setting. Simply click on Import.
Once the virtual machine is imported, click on Start. The virtual machine boots.

Screenshot of terminal opening Dataiku DSS

4. Open DSS

Once the Virtual Machine has finished booting, it displays a welcome banner with connection details.
You do not need to login into the virtual machine. Open your regular Chrome or Firefox browser (ie: not in the virtual machine). In that browser, open the URL that is displayed in the welcome banner, as “Data Science Studio interface”. The DSS interface appears.
This URL to open is often (but not always, please check the welcome banner).


For additional information, technical details, howtos, or any issue, please see:

The Dataiku Reference Documentation

Installing and configuring Dataiku DSS in your environment, using the tool through the browser interface, driving it through the API, and more.

Read the Documentation