Red Sqirl is a web-based application, meaning that once you've installed Red Sqirl onto a Hadoop cluster you can simply perform all your data analytics activities in your browser using the intuitive drag and drop interface.
But not everybody has access to a Hadoop cluster. Docker gives you the ability to create virtual environments that can be downloaded, in order to try different software. So using Docker, we've created a virtual Hadoop environment with Red Sqirl already installed, you can simply follow the steps below to download and set it up on your own computer.
We recommend you have at least 8GB of RAM on your computer, in order to have the virtual Hadoop environment running smoothly.
Red Sqirl with Docker
Steps to set up the virtual Hadoop environment (Docker Image), with Red Sqirl already installed.
First, you'll need to download and install docker onto your computer, to do that please go to
If you need to download Docker using Docker Toolbox, you'll need to allocate at least 2GB, but 4GB are recommended, to your Virtual Machine.
To do this, by default, docker installs 'VirtualBox' and uses the VM called "default". Open VirtualBox, right click on the Default VM > Settings. On the next window go to System > Motherboard and move the cursor of the base memory to 4GB (4096 MB). Click OK.