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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.3

Alteryx Designer
Alteryx Designer Technology

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Description: Alteryx Designer is a technology for Windows that provides a drag-and-drop user interface for users to create repeatable workflow processes. Users can utilize these workflows to blend data from a range of sources, perform analytics, and produce results that can be shared with others.

This technology does not use a database to store data. This technology utilizes Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to use Designer as the interface, in-database workflows integrate easily with standard workflows for additional data blending and analysis. The technology may integrate with multiple databases, including but not limited to Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL), MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache Spark, Dendo, Oracle Database, and Vertica.

Alteryx can be deployed in a cloud environment or in a virtual environment. The vendor works with both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Cloudera. Alteryx is currently in process for FedRAMP certification (GovCloud).

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Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.10
Decision Date: 10/24/2023 at 01:34:10 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Alteryx
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/24/2023 at 01:34:10 UTC).