TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire® – Installed client

This page lists the system requirements for the TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire® installed client.

System requirements for TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire® – Installed client

  • Minimum: 2 cores, 2 GHz
  • Recommended: 4 cores or more (Intel Core i5 or equivalent), 2+ GHz, 64-bit
  • Minimum: 4 GB
  • Recommended: 8 GB or more
Note: Large data sets can require more RAM.
Hard disk space
  • 10 GB is recommended for installation and normal use.
  • Minimum: 1024x768 pixel resolution, 16-bit or 32-bit color depth
  • Recommended: 1366x768 pixel resolution or higher, 16-bit or 32-bit color depth
Note: For functionality that requires hardware acceleration (such as the 3D plot), DirectX 9 or higher and a compatible graphics card is required.
Operating system

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
Note: TIBCO Spotfire is only optimized for use with 64-bit systems. While both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are supported, 64-bit is strongly recommended. Running the TIBCO Cloud Spotfire installed client on a 32-bit operating system (or in 32-bit mode) is only suitable when using in-database analytics or when analyzing small data sets.
Installation permissions Administrator right are not required to install the TIBCO Cloud Spotfire installed client.
Microsoft .NET Framework

The following versions of Microsoft .NET Framework are supported:

  • 4.5.x
  • 4.6.x
  • 4.7.x
  • 4.8.x
Note: If Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 is not installed before you run the TIBCO Spotfire installed client installer, the installer can (if you accept this when prompted) download and install it. If you are upgrading an existing Spotfire installation by connecting to a TIBCO Spotfire Server, you must have installed Microsoft .NET Framework before upgrading.
Note: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher is strongly recommended, because defects in older .NET Framework 4.5.x versions have been confirmed to cause stability issues.
Note: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 works side by side with older .NET Framework (3.5 and earlier) versions, but performs an in-place update for .NET Framework 4.
Note: You must have administrator right to install Microsoft .NET Framework.
TLS (Transport Layer Security) (optional)

The following TLS versions are supported:

  • TLS 1.1 or higher
Note: TLS 1.1 (and/or higher versions) can be enabled in the Control Panel > Network and Security > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Security section.
Microsoft Office (optional)

To use Spotfire functionality that integrates with Microsoft Office products, such as exporting to PowerPoint, importing data from Access, and importing data from older versions of Excel, Microsoft Office must be installed.

The following versions of Microsoft Office are supported:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Office 2019, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Office 2016, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Office 2013, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Microsoft Office 2010, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
Note: It is possible to import data from Microsoft Access databases into TIBCO Spotfire Analyst. For 64-bit operating systems, note that Microsoft did not introduce 64-bit drivers before Microsoft Office 2010.
Importing SAS data files (optional)
  • SAS Providers for OLE DB 9.22 or higher

You can import SAS data files (for information about supported file formats, see the Spotfire Analyst User's Guide for your version of Spotfire) into TIBCO Spotfire directly. You must have installed the SAS Providers for OLE DB 9.22 or higher on the computer that is running the Spotfire client.

To download SAS Providers for OLE DB, go to Downloads & Hot Fixes on https://support.sas.com (free registration on the SAS website is required).

Note: For use with Windows 8 or 10, it is strongly recommended to use SAS Providers for OLE DB 9.43 or higher, as there are known issues with the older versions of the driver on those operating systems.

If you are using Spotfire Connectors to access data in external systems, note that additional system requirements might apply, including that a data source driver for the connector typically must be installed.

For detailed information, see System Requirements for TIBCO Spotfire Connectors.