Robots specifications and limits

The functionality available in the Robots app differs depending on the edition of ACL Robotics that your organization uses, and the type of Robots Agent.

Intended usage

You should match your organization's needs with the appropriate combination of ACL Robotics edition and Robots Agent type.

ACL Robotics Edition Robots Agent type Usage profile
Professional Edition Cloud-based
  • Small teams or individuals with light automation needs.
  • Organizations that want to familiarize with automation capabilities.
Enterprise Edition Cloud-based
  • Large organizations that require full automation capabilities for continuous monitoring programs, but minimal involvement of IT resources.
  • Organizations that intend to access cloud data sources only.
  • Organizations that want to familiarize with automation capabilities while waiting for deployment of an on-premise Robots Agent.
  • Data storage and processing requirements fall within imposed limits (specified below).
On-premise
  • Large organizations that require full automation capabilities, and data storage and processing without imposed limits, for continuous monitoring programs.
  • Organizations with large analytics programs that need the processing scalability and load-balancing provided by a multi-agent cluster.
  • Organizations that want data processing to occur on their own network, and the option to store all data locally with no data uploaded to the cloud.

Robots app and Robots Agent limits

  Professional Edition

Cloud-based Robots Agent

Enterprise Edition

Cloud-based Robots Agent

On-premise Robots Agent

Number of agents 1 1 No limit
Number of robots No limit No limit No limit
Tasks per robot

5

The limit applies separately to development mode and production, so you can have a maximum of 10 tasks per robot across both modes (5 development + 5 production).

No limit No limit
Number of robots with enabled tasks ("automated" robots)

1

The limit applies across both development mode and production – that is, 1 automated robot at a time in all of Robots. You are free to disable and enable tasks to change which robot is automated.

Note

Tasks can only run if they are enabled.

No limit No limit
Tasks running simultaneously

5

The limit applies across both development mode and production – that is, 5 simultaneous tasks in total in all of Robots.

5

The limit applies across both development mode and production – that is, 5 simultaneous tasks in total in all of Robots.

5 per agent

The limit applies across both development mode and production – that is, 5 simultaneous tasks in total in all of Robots, per agent.

Data and script related specifications and limits

  Professional Edition

Cloud-based Robots Agent

Enterprise Edition

Cloud-based Robots Agent

On-premise Robots Agent

Location of data processing

Cloud-based Robots Agent

The Robots Agent is co-located with the Robots app in a secured data center operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Cloud-based Robots Agent

The Robots Agent is co-located with the Robots app in a secured data center operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

On-premise Robots Agent

The Robots Agent is installed locally on a server within your network.

Location of data

Cloud-based Robots Agent and Robots app

All data in secured AWS data centers is encrypted in transit and at rest.

Cloud-based Robots Agent and Robots app

All data in secured AWS data centers is encrypted in transit and at rest.

One of the following options, configurable by the customer:

  • Keep all data on premise
  • Upload non-Analytics result files and result logs to the Robots app
  • Upload Analytics result tables, non-Analytics result files, and result logs to the Robots app

You can manually upload non-Analytics related files unless the Robots app is configured to keep all data on premise.

Analytics data tables are always kept on premise regardless of how Robots is configured. Only the table layout is uploaded to Robots.

Data storage and processing limits
  • data storage: 20 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • processors: 1
  • maximum processing time per task: 1 hour
  • data storage: 20 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • processors: 1
  • maximum processing time per task: 1 hour
  • Governed by the specifications of your network server housing the on-premise Robots Agent.
Related file size limit (upload limit)
  • 1 GB
  • 1 GB
  • 1 GB
Result package size limit
  • 2 GB (zipped size)
  • 2 GB (zipped size)
  • 2 GB (zipped size)
Supported input data sources

Note

Customer network data sources are not supported.

Note

Customer network data sources are not supported.

Availability of analytic script output

Analytics result tables:

  • download and open locally in Analytics
  • export and view in Results (maximum 5 tables)

Analytics result tables:

  • download and open locally in Analytics
  • export and view in Results

Analytics result tables:

  • if configured, download and open locally in Analytics
  • open locally via connection between Analytics and on-premise Robots Agent
  • export and view in Results

Analytics data tables:

  • not supported

    Temporary Analytics tables are not saved after data processing is complete.

Analytics data tables:

  • not supported

    Temporary Analytics tables are not saved after data processing is complete.

Analytics data tables:

  • open locally via connection between Analytics and on-premise Robots Agent

Non-Analytics result files:

  • download from Robots and view locally

Non-Analytics result files:

  • download from Robots and view locally

Non-Analytics result files:

  • if configured, download from Robots and view locally

Log files:

  • download from Robots and view locally

Log files:

  • view in Robots, or download and view locally

Log files:

  • if configured, view in Robots, or download and view locally
Unsupported ACLScript commands and functions
  • commands requiring user interaction
  • NOTIFY
  • EXECUTE
  • RCOMMAND
  • Analytics R and Python functions
  • commands requiring user interaction
  • NOTIFY
  • EXECUTE
  • RCOMMAND
  • Analytics R and Python functions
  • commands requiring user interaction