Hardware and software requirements

This page describes the suggested hardware and software requirements to install Bonita platform.


The hardware recommended for Bonita Platform is strongly dependent on your environment and processes (number of processes instances, number of current users, operations and complexity…​).

Hardware required for Bonita Platform

Type Minimum Recommended


4 CPU cores

4 CPU cores or more

Memory (RAM)

4 GB

8 GB or more

Disk space

10 GB

30 GB or more, depending on usage


Software required for Bonita Platform.


Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server

2019 64 bits

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

8.x & 9.x 64 bits


8.4 64 bits


20.04 LTS 64 bits

Java Virtual Machine

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment

11 (see note 1)


11 (see note 1)

Application Server

Apache Tomcat

9.0.x (x >= 52)


(see note 2)


8.0.14 and higher in the 8.0.x line (see note 3 & 4)


12.6 and higher in the 12.x line

SQL Server



19c ( (see note 5)


Mozilla Firefox

latest version

Google Chrome

latest version

Microsoft Edge

latest version


  1. Bonita can be executed on Java 11 only. All development artifacts (connectors, REST API extensions, etc.) must be compiled with Java 11 byte code (target version). A JRE 11 is required to run Bonita Runtime. A JDK (not a JRE) 11 is required to run Bonita Studio.

  2. Memory usage: In a Studio, by default, the embedded Tomcat server is started with a maximum memory allocation set to 1Go. Depending on your usage you may need to increase this value.

  3. Your database must be configured to use the UTF-8 character set.

  4. MySQL must be configured to use UTF-8, we recommend using utf8mb4 because utf8mb3 is deprecated, see MySQL documentation. MySQL must be configured with innoDB storage engine.

  5. Oracle must be configured using AL32UTF8 character set to store properly all Char data