System Requirements and Server Sizing

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InterBase server runs on a variety of platforms, including Microsoft Windows server platforms, Linux, and several UNIX operating systems.

The InterBase server software makes efficient use of system resources on the server node. The server process uses little more than 1.9MB of memory. Typically, each client connection to the server adds approximately 115KB of memory. This varies based on the nature of the client applications and the database design, so the figure is only a baseline for comparison.

The minimal software installation requires disk space ranging from 9MB to 12MB, depending on platform. During operation, InterBase sorting routine requires additional disk space as scratch space. The amount of space depends on the volume and type of data the server is requested to sort.

The InterBase client also runs on any of these operating systems. In addition, InterBase provides the InterClient Java client interface using the JDBC standard for database connectivity. Client applications written in Java can run on any client platform that supports Java, even if InterBase does not explicitly list it among its supported platforms. Examples include the Macintosh and Internet appliances with embedded Java capabilities.

Terminology: Windows server platforms Throughout this document set, there are references to “Windows server platforms” and “Windows non-server platforms.” The Windows server platforms are Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. Windows non-server platforms are, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

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