Getting Started with Aster Express

Document created by John Thuma on Nov 21, 2014Last modified by John Thuma on Apr 5, 2015
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This post will provide a brief overview of Aster Express, the minimum configuration, and software that you can download to make your experience better.


What is Aster Express:


Aster Express is a fully functioning Aster environment.  It will allow you to build tables, load data into those tables, and run Aster specific analytics.  Aster Express can be used by developer, testers, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Aster functionality.  We only limit you by the size of data that you can load into the environment.  (limited to 9gb to 17gb of data)  It is not licenesed for production use and runs on your Microsoft desktop on a couple of VMWare images.


System Requirements:


Hardware requirements (minimum):

  • 4 GB memory
  • 20 GB free disk space
  • CPU should be 64 bit support capable


Software requirements:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • VMware Player: Open a browser to run the download and install the free VMware Player
  • 7-Zip: To extract (or uncompress) the Aster Express package


Software to Download (Click the Link):


VMWare Player

Web Browser (FireFox)

FTP Tool (FireFTP)


SSH/Terminal Software

Teradata Studio