TIBCO Spotfire Server System Requirements - 6.0.x

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System requirement changes from the previous version (5.5.x)

TIBCO Spotfire Server
Category Requirement
Operating System Added Support for
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Dropped Support for
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Oracle (Sun) Solaris 9
Processor Increased Minimum
  • For Windows: x86 or x86-64 processor. Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent, 2 GHz or higher
  • For Linux: x86 or x86-64 processor. Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent, 2 GHz or higher
Authentication Method Added Support for more variants of the Directory Server product family
  • LDAP - The Directory Server product family (Netscape Directory Server, iPlanet Directory Server, Sun ONE Directory Server (v5), Sun Java System Directory Server (v6), Oracle Directory Server (v7))
Web Browser (for Server Administration/Configuration pages) Increased Minimum Supported version
  • Mozilla Firefox 17 or higher
  • Google Chrome 24 or higher
Information Services Data Sources (Optional) The following Data Sources are no longer tested
  • Oracle9i  Release 2 (9.2.0.x)

Planned system requirement changes for the next version (6.5.x)

Listed below are the currently known planned system requirement changes for the next version (6.5.x). This information is provided for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.

TIBCO Spotfire Server
Category Requirement
Operating System Dropping Support for
  • 32-bit Operating Systems
Web Browser (for Server Administration/Configuration pages) Dropping Support for
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

System requirements for version 6.0.x

TIBCO Spotfire Server 6.0.x
Category Requirement
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Oracle (Sun) Solaris 10

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


NOTE: All operating systems must be installed by the customer prior to Spotfire software installation.

NOTE: Both 32- and 64-bit versions of the Operating Systems are supported.
Processor For Windows: x86 or x86-64 processor. Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent, 2 GHz or higher

For Oracle (Sun) Solaris: SPARC processor. Minimum: UltraSparc IIIi or equivalent, 1 GHz or higher

For Linux: x86 or x86-64 processor. Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent, 2 GHz or higher
RAM Recommended: 4 GB or greater
Minimum: 2 GB
Hard disk space 1 GB of free space to complete installation
500 MB for base server software to execute
Recommended 10 GB or greater when TIBCO Spotfire Server 6.0.x is configured with database on the same machine.

Caching:
If the TIBCO Spotfire Server is configured to cache Library Items and Information Links, this uses additional disk space. By default, caching is enabled and the max cache size set to 10 GB.
Spotfire Server Database Oracle:
    Oracle11g  Release 2 (11.2.0.x)
    Oracle11g  Release 1 (11.1.0.x)
    Oracle10g  Release 2 (10.2.0.x)
    Oracle10g  Release 1 (10.1.0.x)

    Oracle10g XE (Not recommended - for non-production environments only **)

Microsoft SQL Server:
    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Datacenter, Parallel Data Warehouse, Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express***, Developer)
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2(Datacenter, Parallel Data Warehouse, Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express***, Developer)
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express***, Developer)
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 and higher (Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express***, Developer)


NOTE: ** Oracle10g XE is supported for use in non-production environments (like evaluation, test or development) but for production environments, Spotfire strongly recommends using one of the recommended database engines listed above.
Please note that there are numerous known limitations when using Oracle XE instead of one of the recommended database types, such as:
  • a 4 GB limit is enforced on disk space (which will e.g. limit the amount of data that can be stored in the Spotfire Library)
  • it can only address 1 GB of RAM
  • it can only use one CPU
  • Oracle bugs that can cause Spotfire server migrations to fail (workaround documented in manual)
  • Spotfire Server startup issues after reboot when Oracle XE is installed on the same machine (caused by Oracle TNS Listener). It is recommended to install Oracle XE on a separate machine
NOTE: *** Microsoft SQL Server Express is supported for use in non-production environments (like evaluation, test or development) but for production environments, Spotfire strongly recommends using one of the other editions listed above.
Please note that there are numerous known limitations (with some variations depending on the SQL Server version) when using the Express edition instead of one of the recommended editions, such as:
  • a 4 to 10 GB limit is enforced on disk space (which will e.g. limit the amount of data that can be stored in the Spotfire Library)
  • it can only address 1 GB of RAM
  • it can only use a single physical CPU
NOTE: Please note that the Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database is third-party software that must be installed by the customer prior to the Spotfire software installation.

NOTE: The TIBCO Spotfire Server installation requires two database schemas to be created. These schemas together require minimum 512 MB - there is no upper limit for the size, unless restricted by database limitations.
TIBCO Spotfire Software TIBCO Spotfire Server 6.0.x, with a TIBCO Spotfire 6.0.x deployment, supports connections from TIBCO Spotfire (Client), TIBCO Spotfire Web Player and TIBCO Spotfire Automation Services version 6.0.x.

Upgrades:
TIBCO Spotfire Clients of version 3.2.x to 6.0.x can connect to TIBCO Spotfire Server 6.0.x (with a TIBCO Spotfire 6.0.x deployment) to be upgraded to TIBCO Spotfire 6.0.x.
Authentication Method One of following:
    LDAP - Microsoft Active Directory
    LDAP - The Directory Server product family (Netscape Directory Server, iPlanet Directory Server, Sun ONE Directory Server (v5), Sun Java System Directory Server (v6), Oracle Directory Server (v7))
    Kerberos v5 for Active Directory
    NTLMv1 and NTLMv2
    Microsoft Windows NT Domain
    Database Table (Spotfire Server used to both manage and store usernames and passwords)
    Custom JAAS modules using username/password credentials
    X.509 client certificates
Installation Privileges on Windows Windows: TIBCO Spotfire Server 6.0.x must be installed under a Windows user account with full administrative privileges.
Locale The server should run in an English (United States) language setting.
Web Browser (for Server Administration/Configuration pages) Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 to 10
Mozilla Firefox 17 or higher
Google Chrome 24 or higher
Network IPv4 or IPv6
Information Services Data Sources (Optional) Information Services can be used for server-side data access. Listed below are the tested Information Services Data Sources:

Oracle11g  Release 2 (11.2.0.x) on Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Oracle11g  Release 2 (11.2.0.x)
Oracle11g  Release 1 (11.1.0.x)
Oracle10g  Release 2 (10.2.0.x)
Oracle10g  Release 1 (10.1.0.x)
Oracle10g  XE

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 and higher
Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Teradata 13.0 and higher
SAP HANA
MySQL 5.x
DB2 8.1.2.169
DB2 9.x
Sybase ASE 15.0 Express

TIBCO Spotfire Advanced Data Services

NOTE: Please note that the databases are third-party software - not bundled with the Spotfire software installation.
JDBC Drivers for use with Information Services Data Sources (Optional) Information Services can be used for server-side data access. Listed below are the tested JDBC Drivers for Information Services Data Sources:

Oracle:
    Oracle 11g JDBC Thin Driver
    DataDirect v4.1 Oracle JDBC Driver

Microsoft SQL Server:
    Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0
    jTDS v1.2.5

Teradata:
    Teradata JDBC Driver 13.10.00.31

SAP HANA:
    SAP HANA JDBC Driver

MySQL:
    MySQL Connector/J 5.1

DB2:
    IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ, version 3.50.152

Sybase:
    Sybase JConnect, version 6.05
    jTDS v1.2.5
VMWare (Optional) TIBCO Spotfire Server can (if so desired) be run on VMWare Server
Load Balancer (Optional) Load balancing Spotfire Servers can be achieved using Apache httpd with the mod_jk module enabled. This solution is fully tested (using Apache httpd v2.2.14 and mod_jk v1.2.28) and recommended. It is also possible to use a different load balancing solution, as long as it supports session affinity, which ensures that a client communicates with the same server for the duration of the session.