TIBCO Spotfire Server System Requirements - 7.9.x

To view the System requirements for a different version, please select it in the list below:




System requirement changes from the previous version (7.8.x)

TIBCO Spotfire Server
Category Requirement
Hard disk space Updated requirements
  • Minimum: 10 GB for a small test system.
  • Recommended: At least 30 GB to fit multiple deployment areas, information link and library content caching, library exports and log files
  • Caching: If the TIBCO Spotfire Server is configured to cache library content 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 Dropped support for
  • Oracle 11g  Release 1 (11.1.0.x)
  • Oracle 10g  Release 2 (10.2.0.x)
  • Oracle 10g  Release 1 (10.1.0.x)
Web Browser (for Server Administration/Configuration pages) Increased Minimum Supported version
  • Mozilla Firefox 45 or higher
  • Google Chrome 50 or higher

Planned system requirement changes for the next version

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

TIBCO Spotfire Server
Category Requirement
Spotfire Server Database Dropping support for
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008

System requirements for version 7.9.x

TIBCO Spotfire Server - version 7.9.x
Category Requirement
Hardware
Processor Minimum: 2 Cores (Intel Core i3 or equivalent), 2 GHz, 64-bit
Recommended: 4 Cores or more (Intel Xeon E5 or equivalent), 2 GHz or higher, 64-bit


NOTE: x86 processors are not supported.
RAM Minimum: 16 GB
Recommended: 16 GB or greater
Hard disk space
  • Minimum: 10 GB for a small test system.
  • Recommended: At least 30 GB to fit multiple deployment areas, information link and library content caching, library exports and log files
  • Caching: If the TIBCO Spotfire Server is configured to cache library content and Information Links, this uses additional disk space. By default, caching is enabled and the max cache size set to 10 GB
Software
Operating System Any of the following:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 *
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 or higher)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

NOTE: Only 64-bit versions of the Operating Systems are supported.
NOTE: * Containers are not supported.
Spotfire Server Database Any of the following:

Oracle *:
  • Oracle 12c  Release 1 (12.1.0.x)
  • Oracle 11g  Release 2 (11.2.0.x)
  • Oracle 11g XE (Not recommended - for non-production environments only**)
Microsoft SQL Server ***:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 ****
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 ****
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 ****
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2****
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ****

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.It is possible but not recommended to run the database and Spotfire server on the same machine. If doing so, please refer to the database vendor for database system requirements.

NOTE: The size of the TIBCO Spotfire Server database schema(s) is approximately 500 MB at the time of creation - there is no upper limit for the size, unless restricted by database limitations.

NOTE: It is supported to run the Spotfire Server database (using Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server) on Amazon RDS.


ORACLE-SPECIFIC NOTES:
NOTE: * Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters) also supported.

NOTE: ** Oracle 11g 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:
  • it can only address 1 GB of RAM
  • it can only use one CPU
  • An 11 GB limit is enforced on disk space (user data), which will e.g. limit the amount of data that can be stored in the Spotfire Library
  • Forum-support only


SQL SERVER-SPECIFIC NOTES:
NOTE: *** Microsoft SQL Server has a size limit of 2 GB for BLOB storage. This means that the maximum size of any single item stored in the Spotfire Library (such as an analysis file) cannot be larger than 2 GB.

NOTE: *** Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn is also supported.

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:
  • it can only address 1 GB of RAM
  • it can only use a single physical CPU
  • 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
TIBCO Spotfire Software TIBCO Spotfire Server 7.9.x, with a TIBCO Spotfire 7.9.x deployment, supports connections from TIBCO Spotfire Installed and Web Client 7.9.x.

Upgrades:
  • TIBCO Spotfire Server 6.5.x (HF-008 or higher), 7.0.x (HF-002 or higher), 7.5.x, 7.6.x, 7.7.x, 7.8.x can be upgraded to version 7.9.x
  • TIBCO Spotfire Installed clients of version 5.0.x or higher can connect to TIBCO Spotfire Server 7.9.x (with a TIBCO Spotfire 7.9.x deployment) to be upgraded to TIBCO Spotfire 7.9.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
  • 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
  • OpenID Connect
  • Custom web authentication component
Installation Privileges on Windows TIBCO Spotfire Server 7.9.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) Any of following:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, 11 *
  • Mozilla Firefox 45 or higher
  • Google Chrome 50 or higher

NOTE *: Running Internet Explorer in Compatibility mode is not supported
Network IPv4 or IPv6
Node Manager (Optional) In order to run any Spotfire Services (TIBCO Spotfire Web Player or TIBCO Spotfire Automation Services services) on a machine, it first needs to have a Node Manager installed as well. There is no separate system requirement for the Node Manager - this is covered by the requirements for the Service.
Spotfire Services (Optional) The following are the supported services that can be provided through TIBCO Spotfire Server NOTE: To run Spotfire Service(s) on a machine, it first needs to have a Node Manager installed as well. There is no separate system requirement for the Node Manager - this is covered by the requirements for the Service.
Information Services Data Sources (Optional) Information Services can be used for server-side data access to JDBC Data Sources. The server comes pre-configured with templates for connecting to the following data source types: NOTE: * DataDirect drivers are included out of the box with the TIBCO Spotfire Server for connecting to these data source types. For production use, it is recommended to use drivers that are provided/recommended by the specific data source vendor though.

Additional data source types (and their corresponding drivers) can be be manually added.
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.
Clustering (Optional) Multiple Spotfire Servers can be clustered, for failover and improved scalability, using one of the following options:
  • Hazelcast (included out of the box)
  • TIBCO ActiveSpaces, 2.2.1 (requires separate installation)