Supported Configurations

This topic describes the hardware and software configurations supported in TIBCO StreamBase® release 10.1.1.

Supported Configurations

Operating systems TIBCO StreamBase supports 64-bit Windows and macOS platforms for development, and supports 64-bit Windows and Linux platforms for production deployment. MacOS platforms are not supported for build or production servers. In all cases, these are 64-bit platforms running on Intel or AMD x86_64 hardware.

The StreamBase Studio development environment is supported on:

  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows client platforms:

    • Windows 10 Professional

    • Windows 8.1 Professional

    • Windows 7 Professional

  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 64-bit Mac:

    • macOS 10.11 El Capitan

    • macOS 10.12 Sierra**

The StreamBase Deployment Runtime for build or staging servers and for production deployment is supported on the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7*

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

On Red Hat platforms, TIBCO supports and recommends Red Hat Enterprise MRG Realtime for deployments that require low-latency processing.

The StreamBase deployment runtime is explicitly not supported for build, staging, or deployment on:

  • macOS

  • Windows client platforms (as listed above)

In all cases, TIBCO StreamBase supports the latest service packs and operating system updates.

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*On RHEL 7, the recommended installation procedure is the archive-bin method. There are known issues when using the RPM installer.

**Users of macOS 10.12 Sierra, see Starting StreamBase Studio on macOS 10.12 Sierra.

Processor Architectures For all Intel processors, hyperthreading is supported. For Intel and AMD processors, multiple CPU cores are supported and encouraged.
JDK requirements for running applications StreamBase Studio and the StreamBase Runtime requires an installation of Oracle JDK 8 for both Studio and the Runtime.

On all supported operating systems, the StreamBase installation kit installs the runtime components of Oracle JDK version 1.8.0_101 in a subdirectory of the StreamBase installation directory, for exclusive use to run StreamBase program fragments from within StreamBase Studio.

Certain command-line operations must also detect an Oracle JDK at the operating system level. The installation requirements of a JDK for command-line use are discussed in Installing a Command Line JDK.

Follow these guidelines to select a JDK for system-level installation:

  • JDK 8 is the required minimum Java version to run StreamBase Studio and the StreamBase Runtime.

  • JDKs 6 and 7 are not supported and cannot be used to run StreamBase or to develop StreamBase extensions.

  • To avoid encountering bugs in older Oracle JDKs, TIBCO strongly recommends using the latest available version, but no version earlier than the one shipped with StreamBase, JDK 1.8.0_101. However, do not install a JDK 8 version earlier than 1.8.0_40.

  • A JRE is not sufficient to run StreamBase applications; you must have a JDK.

  • StreamBase is not supported with gcj, icedtea, or OpenJDK.

  • Due to licensing restrictions, the version of the Oracle JDK bundled with TIBCO StreamBase does not contain Elliptical Curve Cryptography functionality. This is a feature of Oracle Java, available from an Oracle Java Cryptography Architecture provider.

JDK requirements for compiling StreamBase extensions To compile your own StreamBase Java client applications, monitoring applications, custom functions, custom operators, or custom adapters with the StreamBase Java Client library, your development host must have Oracle JDK 1.8.0_40 or later versions. TIBCO recommends that you compile with the same JDK version as the one bundled with your StreamBase installation, described in the previous row.
LiveView Web version TIBCO LiveView Web Standard Edition is included with TIBCO Live Datamart. This provides the runtime component of LiveView Web, lvweb.war, which is automatically installed in new Live Datamart project folders. The version of this bundled LiveView Web release is 1.2.1.
RAM
  Minimum Recommended
StreamBase development:  2 GB 4 GB or more
StreamBase production:  Determined value*  Determined value* 

*For production servers, determine the appropriate RAM amount from peak-load and volume testing on your staging servers.

Screen resolution To use StreamBase Studio, your monitor's screen resolution should be at least 1280 x 768 pixels. Higher resolution settings and multiple monitor configurations are strongly recommended.
Web browsers Web browsers supported for viewing the online StreamBase documentation, are:
  • Google Chrome

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

  • Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

  • Apple Safari 9 or later

There is an exception for the .NET Client API documentation, which is only provided on Windows systems. To view this documentation without complications, you must use Firefox or Internet Explorer 10 or 11. This page of the documentation describes the workarounds available for Webkit-based browsers such as Chrome or Opera.

Disk capacity Disk use is dependent on the volume of data that you store. 40 to 100 GB of disk space should be sufficient for development purposes.

On all platforms, expect the installed TIBCO StreamBase directory to require around one gigabyte. The installer files range from around 100-600 MB each, and may require several hundred more megabytes for temporary files during installation.

Running a StreamBase EventFlow fragment in the Deployment Runtime creates a node directory that consumes an amount of disk space equivalent to the amount of RAM specified for that node to use. Running fragments from the command line creates one node directory per node, which are temporary and can be removed after a fragment is run. StreamBase Studio reuses a single node directory by default.

Perl On Linux and macOS platforms, many of the sb* utilities call Perl. Thus, Perl 5.x or later is required in the PATH on UNIX platforms. Perl is not required on Windows platforms.
Mozilla xulrunner package For Linux distributions that include Firefox, be sure to install your distribution's xulrunner compatibility package. Without this package, StreamBase Studio's welcome page and help system may not display correctly.
Linux compatibility library On newer Linux distributions, the Linux package to support GCC 3.3 compatibility must be installed to support a Thomson Reuters library included with TIBCO StreamBase:
  • For RHEL 6 server, install libXt. For StreamBase Studio support, install the 32-bit versions of compat-libstdc++-33, glibc, libgcc, nss-softokn-freebl, and libXt from the RHEL 6 DVD or ISO image.

External JDBC-compliant databases TIBCO supports interaction with JDBC-compliant (2.0 or later) external databases:
  • Oracle 10g, 11g, 12c

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  • MySQL 5.x

  • Sybase® ASE V12

  • Sybase IQ V12.7

  • Vertica 5.1, 7.0

  • Teradata 15

  • Thomson Reuters Velocity Analytics 6.9

StreamBase applications can interact with supported external databases as follows:

  • Your applications can use the JDBC Table data construct in an EventFlow diagram. For details, refer to JDBC Data Source Overview in the Authoring Guide.

  • You can use a table in a JDBC database as a data source for a feed simulation, as described in Feed Simulation with a JDBC Data Source.

  • The Change Data Capture adapter is not covered by this list and has its own list of supported databases.

Native database connectivity TIBCO StreamBase supports interaction with certain databases using a high-performance interface that uses the database vendor's connectivity API instead of JDBC. The event-store database for which StreamBase provides native connectivity support is:
  • Vertica 5.0 or 5.1. For Vertica 5.1 native connectivity, the StreamBase adapter requires the Vertica 4.1 Java client library (vertica_4.1.xx.jdk_5.jar).

Building StreamBase C++ custom functions or clients on UNIX and macOS TIBCO StreamBase requires GCC 4.1.x through GCC 4.5 for building C++ clients on Linux. For further information, see Creating C++ Clients in the API Guide.

StreamBase does not support building clients with GCC 4.6 or newer, which are the default compilers on newer Linux distributions. On such distributions, install GCC and G++ 4.2 from your distribution's repository, and set the CC and CXX environment variables before building StreamBase C++ code. For example, set CC=gcc-4.2 and CXX=g++-4.2.

To build C++ clients on macOS, install the latest Xcode version and the Command Line Tools for Xcode released for your macOS version. (These are free downloads, but require an Apple ID.) The Command Line Tools package provides the clang compiler. On macOS, building custom functions are not supported.

Third-party native code (in custom functions, operators and adapters used via JNI) On Windows, if you use third-party DLLs called by TIBCO StreamBase, or third-party JARs that call native DLLs, those DLLs must be built with Visual Studio 2010. This restriction with respect to JNI is a limitation of the Oracle JVM, not a StreamBase limitation.
Building StreamBase C++ custom functions or clients on Windows

To compile C++ StreamBase client applications for Windows, StreamBase supports:

  • Visual Studio 2010 (Visual C++ 10.0)

  • Visual Studio 2012 (Visual C++ 11.0)

See Configuring Visual C++ for instructions on configuring your Visual C++ projects for use with the StreamBase C++ API.

Building .NET clients on Windows To develop StreamBase client applications in C# .NET, TIBCO StreamBase supports Visual Studio 2010, 2012, or 2013 for C# development.
.NET framework version requirements To run .NET client applications, the target machine must have the .NET framework 4.0 or later, plus a pair of StreamBase assemblies and supporting DLLs. These components are installed as part of your StreamBase installation. For target machines that do not have StreamBase installed, you only need to distribute the two assemblies and two Microsoft DLLs along with your .NET client application to run, as described in Deploying .NET Clients.
Embedded Adapters Adapters are programs that convert data to and from the StreamBase tuple protocol.

Embedded adapters execute in the same StreamBase Runtime process that runs your StreamBase program fragment. The base TIBCO StreamBase installation includes a large collection of embedded adapters, described in the Adapters Guide.

Most embedded adapters are Java-based, and run on all platforms that support the StreamBase Runtime. Embedded adapters that make calls to third-party native libraries are restricted to the platforms for which such libraries are provided.

Spreadsheet software The TIBCO StreamBase® Add-in for Microsoft Excel lets you use a StreamBase or Live Datamart application in combination with an Excel spreadsheet to process tuple data in real time and display the data dynamically. The Excel Add-in is bidirectional and can both receive data from an application and publish data to a running application.

The Add-in is only supported on Windows platforms. To use it, you must have Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016. Only the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, or 2016 supports the 64-bit version of the add-in. The Excel Add-in is packaged separately from TIBCO StreamBase. If you have a license for it, you can download, install, and run the Add-in. To acquire a license, contact your TIBCO Sales representative.

Rendezvous messages StreamBase supports TIBCO Rendezvous with a set of embedded adapters.

The internal adapter is Java-based, and uses a TIBCO-supplied tibrvj.jar JAR file. The internal adapter thereby supports the TIBCO versions supported by the JAR file.

Thomson Reuters components

StreamBase adapters for Thomson Reuters support RMDS 5 and RMDS 6 infrastructure components. The Thomson Reuters external adapters each support a separate Thomson Reuters API or combination of APIs.

Consult with your TIBCO Software representative for the latest information on Thomson Reuters API support.

Note

Because of limitations in third-party libraries, StreamBase running on 64-bit Linux or 64-bit Windows does not support SASS3 connections to Thomson Reuters RTIC servers.

Apache Kafka components The Apache Kafka adapter suite is built against version 0.8.2.1 of the Apache Kafka libraries.
Spark Mlib library version Tested primarily with Spark Mlib version 1.5.2; your models serialized with MLib 1.5.2 are recommended. Models serialized with later Mlib versions may work if you provide the corresponding MLib libraries to StreamBase; however MLib 1.6.x versions have not met the same reliability standard as 1.5.2.
H2O library version Tested with H2O library version 3.10.4.1
JPMML library version Tested with JPMML library versions 1.2.14.