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Components and Services Overview

The following diagram presents a high-level overview of the components and services in the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform.


Figure: Platform Components and Services

  • User Interface: Depending on the product, users interact through one of the available interfaces through a secure connection with the platform.

  • Alteryx Services: The following services interact with flow and dataset metadata in the Alteryx database, a proprietary database.

    • Compiler: The Wrangle compiler renders the steps created or selected by the user into a sequence of commands that can be executed against the specified target. See Wrangle Execution Layers.

    • UDF: As needed, developers can create user-defined functions (UDFs), which can be made available to end-users through the UI. For more information, see User-Defined Functions.

    • Scheduling: The Scheduling service enables management of asynchronous execution of jobs on a cron-based schedule. For more information, see Overview of Scheduling.

    • Machine Learning: The executed Wrangle recipes are analyzed for patterns, which provide more focused recommendations to end-users in the environment.

    • Metadata Server: This server manages the read/write operations of the Alteryx database.

  • Workload Management: This layer, which includes job execution and monitoring functions, is managed by Batch Job Runner, a proprietary service of the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform.

  • Execution Environment: The Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform can execute Wrangle recipes through a variety of running environments.

  • Storage: The unified storage layer provides brokerage services for read/write operations against HDFS, Hive, S3, and other clustered storage.