WRDS also provides a high performance computing cluster we call the WRDS Cloud. This system gives you command-line access to a powerful research computing system that provides direct access to all of our data, and includes support for many powerful research programming languages. Some of the benefits of the WRDS Cloud include:
- Run customized programs with several sources at once.
- Use our powerful servers, offering up to 24 cores and 256GB RAM each.
- Store up to 10GB of your programs and data in your own directory.
- Access up to 500GB of temporary disk space to process programs and store results.
The WRDS Cloud is accessible via SSH, a way of easily and securely remotely connecting to WRDS. Once connected, you'll be able to access WRDS data directly and program in SAS, Python, R, or C - no license required.
Some knowledge of UNIX is helpful when working on the WRDS Cloud, but we've included everything you need to get started in our documentation.
Full documentation: The WRDS Cloud