Spectrus DB: Database Architecture and Minimum Requirements

ACD/Labs' back end database (Spectrus DB) has a hierarchal relational data structure that enables chemical and analytical information to be saved in a single database. Scientists can combine chemical structures, and mixture or reaction information with live spectral and chromatographic results, meta-data, and links to external data sources in one environment. The database is built on a three-tier architecture and employs a flexible hierarchal data structure, making database management easier.

We support both Oracle and PostgreSQL databases.

Easier Database Management

  • One Oracle scheme to manage all ACD/Labs data types (analytical data, meta data, structures, reactions, schemes)
  • Improved user management and permission settings
  • No Oracle data cartridge required for chemical structures
  • No Oracle SQL client necessary on client computers

Integrate with Existing Systems to Enhance Their Capabilities

Easy customization and integration with third-party software products makes Spectrus DB a logical part of your corporate knowledge management infrastructure on a laboratory or organizational level. This knowledgebase is not simply an additional system for your cheminformatics environment. Deep integration with third-party informatics systems means that chemical information in other databases may be drawn upon, offering a truly collaborative environment for more efficient research.

Minimum Requirements

Client Requirements

Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or
    Microsoft Windows 8.1
    Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows compatible PC (2 cores or more)
  • 4 GB or more RAM
  • Hard disk min. 40 GB

Server Requirements

Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Suitable Microsoft Windows Server with min. 8 core CPU (more users/more cores)
  • 16 GB or more RAM (about 2GB per core)
  • Hard disk min. 100 GB + space for log files on hard drive
  • Fast internet connection with database server (1Gb+)
  • Oracle Client 11g/12c (32 bit) or
    PostgreSQL ODBC driver (psqlODBC 9.00.0310 included with delivery)

Database Server Requirements

Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • Suitable Server to run operating system and database software (Oracle/PostgreSQL)
  • 4 GB or more RAM
  • Hard disk min. 50 GB (for data). Estimation for disk space is approx. 3 times the size of raw data files
  • Fast network connection with ACD/Spectrus Enterprise Server (1Gb+)
  • 64 bit Oracle Server 11g2 or 12c
  • PostgreSQL 9.1 or higher (Version 9.1 included in delivery)

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