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System requirements for services

Ready to install a service on IBM® Cloud Pak for Data? Before you get started, use the information in this document to determine whether:

  • You have sufficient resources to install the service
  • You have the required software dependencies for the service

Service support information

The information is provided in the following sections:

Note: The information in this topic is subject to change without notice. It is recommended that you refer to the latest version of this topic on the web when planning your installation.

The minimum resource recommendations are for guidance only. Work with your IBM Sales representative to generate recommendations based on your needs.

While IBM strives to ensure that this topic is accurate, there might be mistakes in this information. Information in this topic is not legally binding.

Version support

Use this table to determine which version (or versions) of a service are supported on the version of Cloud Pak for Data that you are running.

Service Service assembly version supported Cloud Pak for Data Version 3.0.1
Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark 3.0.1
Analytics Zoo for Apache Spark This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
CockroachDB This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Cognos® Analytics 3.2.0, 3.2.2 (required for OpenShift® 4.5)
Cognos Dashboards (Previously Analytics Dashboards) 3.0.1
Data Refinery 3.0.1
Data Virtualization 1.4.1
Datameer This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
DataStage® 11.7.1.1
Db2® 3.0.1, 3.0.2 (required for OpenShift 4.5)
Db2 Big SQL * 6.0.0
Db2 Data Gate 1.1.0
Db2 Event Store 2.0.0.5, 3.0.2 (required for OpenShift 4.5)
Db2 for z/OS® Connector 3.2.1
Db2 Warehouse 3.0.1, 3.0.2 (required for OpenShift 4.5)
Decision Optimization 3.0.1
Edge Analytics * 1.0.0 beta
Execution Engine for Apache Hadoop 3.0.1
Figure Eight This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Financial Crimes Insight® 6.5.1
Financial Services Workbench 2.2.0
Guardium® External S-TAP® * 11.2.0
Informix® * 3.0.0
Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - PyTorch This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - TensorFlow This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Intel Distribution of Python This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Jupyter Notebooks with Python 3.6 for GPU 3.0.1
Jupyter Notebooks with R 3.6 3.0.1
Lightbend Platform This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Master Data Connect * 1.0.0.0
MongoDB 3.0.2
NetApp Trident (Previously NetApp ONTAP) This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Open Source Management 1.1.1
Operational Analytics for ERP This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Planning Analytics 2.0.49, 3.0.1 (required for OpenShift 4.5)
Portworx This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Prolifics Customer Prospecting Accelerator This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Regulatory Accelerator 3.0.1
RStudio® Server with R 3.6 3.0.1
Senzing This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
SPSS® Modeler 3.0.1, 3.0.2 (required for OpenShift 4.5)
Streams 5.3.3, 5.4.0 beta (required for Edge Analytics 1.0.0 beta)
Streams Flows * 3.0.1, 3.0.2 beta (required for Edge Analytics 1.0.0 beta)
Virtual Data Pipeline 8.1
WAND Foundation Taxonomies This information is not currently available. Contact the provider for details.
Watson™ AIOps 1.0.0
Watson Assistant 1.4.2
Watson Assistant for Voice Interaction * 1.0.6
Watson Discovery 2.1.3
Watson Knowledge Catalog 3.2.0
Watson Knowledge Studio 1.1.2
Watson Language Translator* 1.1.2
Watson Machine Learning 3.0.1
Watson OpenScale 3.0.1
Watson Speech to Text 1.1.4
Watson Studio 3.0.1
Watson Text to Speech 1.1.4

* This service is not listed in the catalog in the web client when you install the Cloud Pak for Data control plane. For information on installing this service, see Services outside the catalog.

Hardware requirements

Use this table to determine whether you have the minimum required resources to install the service on Cloud Pak for Data.

Important: The information in this table represents the minimum resources you need to successfully install the service. You might need additional resources to support your specific workload. Work with your IBM Sales representative to generate more accurate calculations based on your expected workload.
Keep the following information in mind as you review the hardware requirements:
  • Unless explicitly stated, the service can be scheduled across existing worker nodes
  • If a service requires dedicated nodes, the documentation for the service describes how to prevent other services from running on those nodes.
Service x86-64 POWER® vCPU Memory Storage requirements Notes
Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark 4 vCPU 16 GB RAM 50 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage class:
    • portworx-shared-gp3
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Analytics Zoo for Apache Spark   4 vCPU 20 GB RAM

This information is not currently available.

For more information, see the deployment documentation.
CockroachDB   2 vCPU 2 GB RAM 250 GB
Supported storage types:
  • ext4 Linux® file system
Development deployment
1 node
Production deployment
3 or more nodes
Recommended configuration
Refer to the official CockroachDB documentation to determine the appropriate specifications based on your expected workloads.
Cognos Analytics   11 vCPU 29 GB RAM 43 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage class:
    • portworx-shared-gp3
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

When you provision the Cognos Analytics service, you specify the size of the instance.

The information here is for the smallest instance. For other sizes, see Provisioning the Cognos Analytics service.

Cognos Dashboards (Previously Analytics Dashboards) 2.878 vCPU 6.381 GB RAM 30 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage class:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
    • portworx-gp3-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Data Refinery

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

This service is included in the Watson Knowledge Catalog or Watson Studio minimum installation footprint.

POWER support is available only for Watson Studio. To use Data Refinery on POWER, you must install Watson Studio on POWER.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Data Virtualization   Varies based on the number of nodes:
  • 4 vCPU for the Data Virtualization head node
  • 4 vCPU for each Data Virtualization worker node
Varies based on the number of nodes:
  • 16 GB RAM for the Data Virtualization head node
  • 16 GB RAM for each Data Virtualization worker node
100 GB local storage.

Storage is used for temporary tables and user-defined caches.

The amount of storage that you need depends on:
  • The size of the result sets that are created by temporary tables.
  • The size of user-defined caches.
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage class:
    • portworx-dv-shared-gp
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid
Minimum resources for an installation that can support up to 1000 simple queries per hour, 12 moderately complex queries per hour, or 2 complex queries per hour.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Datameer  

Not available

Not available

Not available

Contact Datameer for assistance.
DataStage   6 vCPU 24 GB RAM

Sizing information is not currently available.

Supported storage types:

  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-db2-rwo-sc
    • portworx-kafka-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Db2 5 vCPU 14 GB RAM 200 GB
Supported storage types:
  • hostPath
  • IBM Spectrum® Scale
  • IBM Spectrum Scale CSI
    Required storage class:
    • ibm-spectrum-scale-csi
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    • portworx-db2-rwo-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid
Development deployment
1 node
Production deployment
1 node
Recommended configuration

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Db2 Big SQL *   16 vCPU:
  • 8 vCPU for the head node
  • 8 vCPU for the worker node
32 GB RAM per node 200 GB per node
Supported storage types:
  • NFS (recommended)
  • Portworx
    Required storage class:
    • portworx-dv-shared-gp
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
The storage requirements are for storing Db2 Big SQL metadata, such as the Db2 Big SQL catalog.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Db2 Data Gate   4 vCPU 12 GB RAM 100 GB

Supported storage types:

  • Portworx
    Required storage class:
    • portworx-db2-rwx-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Db2 Event Store   8 vCPU per node 64 GB RAM per node
  • 250 GB of local storage per node, and
  • 50 GB of shared storage on one of the supported storage types
Supported storage types:
  • hostPath (a mounted directory on a cluster file system, such as IBM Spectrum Scale)
  • NFS
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

Shared storage can be extended on IBM Cloud Object Storage or on the existing hostPath storage or NFS storage based on the data retention policy.

Each Db2 Event Store database must have its own set of dedicated nodes.

Development deployment
3 nodes
Production deployment
3 nodes
Recommended configuration
Refer to the Db2 Event Store machine sizing guide to determine the appropriate specifications based on your expected workloads.
Db2 for z/OS Connector   2 vCPU 1 GB RAM 5 GB for temporary storage.
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

This service has a minimal footprint on your Cloud Pak for Data system and does not consume an appreciable amount of cluster resources.

Db2 Warehouse
SMP
9 vCPU
MPP
Varies based on the number of nodes.

40.85 vCPU per node.

SMP
102 GB RAM
MPP
Varies based on the number of nodes.

614 GB RAM per node.

200 GB
SMP
Supported storage types:
  • hostPath
  • IBM Spectrum Scale
  • IBM Spectrum Scale CSI
    Required storage class:
    • ibm-spectrum-scale-csi
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    • portworx-db2-rwo-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid
MPP
Supported storage types:
  • hostPath

    The hostPath must be exposed through a cluster file system.

  • IBM Spectrum Scale
  • IBM Spectrum Scale CSI
    Required storage class:
    • ibm-spectrum-scale-csi
  • NFS
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid
Development deployment
  • 1 node for SMP
  • 2 nodes for MPP
Production deployment
  • 1 node for SMP
  • 2-999 nodes for MPP
Recommended configuration

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Decision Optimization 0.9 vCPU 1.5 GB RAM 12 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Edge Analytics *   0.1 vCPU 256 MB RAM

Not applicable

The minimum recommendations are for demos and proof-of-concept with Cloud Pak for Data.

Execution Engine for Apache Hadoop 1 vCPU 4 GB RAM 100 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

The requirements are for an edge node on the Apache Hadoop cluster. These resources do not need to be available in Cloud Pak for Data cluster.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Figure Eight  

Not available

Not available

Not available

Contact Figure Eight for assistance.
Financial Crimes Insight  

See Notes

See Notes

See Notes

There are a number of factors that you must consider. For more information, see the Software Product Compatibility Report.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Financial Services Workbench   16 vCPU 64 GB RAM 500 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS

3 or more nodes.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Guardium External S-TAP *   4 vCPU 1 GB RAM 1.5 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Informix *   1 vCPU 1 GB RAM 1 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-informix-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage

    Required storage class:

    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - PyTorch  

Not available

Not available

Not available

Requires Intel AVX-512.

For more information, see the deployment instructions.

Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - TensorFlow  

Not available

Not available

 

Requires Intel AVX-512.

For more information, see the deployment instructions.

Intel Distribution of Python  

Not available

Not available

2 GB

Requires Intel Streaming SIMD Extensions.

For more information, see the deployment instructions. Contact Intel for assistance.

Jupyter Notebooks with Python 3.6 for GPU  

Not applicable

Not applicable

No additional storage is required.

Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

This is included in the Watson Studio minimum installation footprint.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Jupyter Notebooks with R 3.6

Not applicable

Not applicable

No additional storage is required.

Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

This is included in the Watson Studio minimum installation footprint.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Lightbend Platform   5 vCPU

Not available

Not available

To get a more accurate sizing based on your workload, see Calculating Pipelines Application resource usage.

Contact Lightbend for assistance.

Master Data Connect *   16 vCPU 48 GB RAM 100 GB

The amount of storage that you need depends on the amount of master data that you load.

Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp3
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

Minimum resources for an installation that can support up to 300 TPS read requests and 1 Million records.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

MongoDB   1 vCPU 4 GB RAM Size the storage based on the amount of data that you plan to store.
Supported storage types:
  • Local storage
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-db-gp
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
Development deployment
1 node
Production deployment
1 node
Recommended configuration
Refer to the Ops Manager System Requirements to determine the appropriate specifications based on your expected workloads.
NetApp Trident   < 1 vCPU 150 MB RAM

Not available

This service has a very small installation footprint and does not consume an appreciable amount of cluster resources.

Contact NetApp for assistance.

Open Source Management   2.5 vCPU 3 GB RAM 40 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-gp3-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage

    Required storage class:

    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Operational Analytics for ERP  

Not available

Not available

Not available

Contact LIS.TEC GmbH for assistance.
Planning Analytics   13 vCPU 50 GB RAM
  • 20 GB for Planning Analytics Workspace
  • 1 GB for Planning Analytics TM1® server
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp3
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Portworx   4 vCPU 4 GB RAM 2 GB For more information, see the Portworx prerequisites.
Prolifics Customer Prospecting Accelerator  

Not applicable

Not applicable

1 GB

This service includes an SPSS Modeler flow. Resources are consumed by the SPSS Modeler service.

A minimal amount of storage is needed for the flow and data sets.

Regulatory Accelerator   1 vCPU 4 GB RAM

Sizing information is not currently available.

Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp3
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

RStudio Server with R 3.6

Not applicable

Not applicable

No additional storage is required.

Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

This is included in the Watson Studio minimum installation footprint.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Senzing   4 vCPU 16 GB RAM 200 Gi For more information, see the Senzing prerequisites.
SPSS Modeler 11 vCPU 84 GB RAM

No additional storage is required.

Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp3
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Streams   0.8 vCPU 17 GB RAM 35.1 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp-allow
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Resource requests will increase as Streams applications are submitted, based on:
  • The size of the application
  • The application pod settings that are chosen when the service is provisioned
Streams Flows *   0.3 vCPU 384 MB RAM

No additional storage is required.

Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Virtual Data Pipeline  

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

WAND Foundation Taxonomies  

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not available

This service is a data set that is imported to Cloud Pak for Data. The service does not consume an appreciable amount of cluster resources.

Contact WAND Inc. for assistance.

Watson AIOps   21.5 vCPU:
  • 19 vCPU for Watson AIOps
  • 2.5 vCPU for Strimzi
55 GB RAM
  • 53 GB RAM for Watson AIOps
  • 2 GB RAM for Strimzi
200 GB
Supported storage types:
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp3

See the storage requirements in Prerequisites to install Watson AIOps for more information.

This service is not supported on Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform Version 3.11

Each worker node must have at least 16 GB RAM available for Watson AIOps pods.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Assistant  
Development
7 vCPU
Production
10 vCPU
Development
100 Gi
Production
150 Gi
Development
  • 500 GB disks per node
  • 326 Gi for physical volumes
Production
  • 500 GB disks per node
  • 326 Gi for physical volumes
Supported storage types:
  • Local storage (development only)
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-assistant

      (Not created by the px-sc.sh script.)

See the storage requirements in Installing Watson Assistant for more information.

Development
3 nodes
Production
5 nodes

When you are training machine learning models, Watson Assistant requires at least one node to have 4 CPUs that can be dedicated to training. This capacity is needed only when training models. (Training occurs after changes are made to the training data for an assistant.)

Your system must meet the following additional requirements:
  • Nodes must be Intel architecture
  • CPUs must have a clock speed of 2.4 GHz or higher
  • CPUs must support Linux SSE 4.2
  • CPUs must support the AVX2 instruction set

The components that are required to process some natural languages require additional resources. For details, see Installing Watson Assistant.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Assistant for Voice Interaction *   27 vCPU:
  • 11 vCPU for Watson Speech to Text
  • 5 vCPU for Watson Text to Speech
  • 7 vCPU for Watson Assistant
  • 2 vCPU for Watson Voice Gateway (Voice only)
  • 2 vCPU for Watson Voice Gateway (+SMS only)

Not available

30 GB
Supported storage types:
  • Local storage

Minimum resources for a system that can provide voice-only support for up to 11 concurrent calls.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Discovery  
Development
18 vCPU
Production
26 vCPU
Development
96 GB RAM
Production
150 GB RAM

Sizing information is not currently available.

Supported storage types:
  • Portworx
    Required storage class:
    • portworx-db-gp3

See the storage requirements in Installing Watson Discovery for more information.

Development installations have a single replica per service.

Productions installations have multiple replicas per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Knowledge Catalog   27 vCPU 72 GB RAM 600 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-cassandra-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-db2-rwo-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
    • portworx-metastoredb-sc
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-kafka-sc
    • portworx-solar-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Knowledge Studio   11 vCPU 80 Gi 330 Gi
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

See the storage requirements in Installing Watson Knowledge Studio for more information.

This installation should be sufficient for most use cases.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Language Translator *  
Development
8 vCPU
Production
16 vCPU
Development
30 GB RAM
Production
80 GB RAM
20 GB
Supported storage types:
  • Portworx
  • vSphere

See the storage requirements in Installing Watson Language Translator for more information.

Development installations have a single replica per service.

Productions installations have multiple replicas per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Machine Learning 16 vCPU 64 GB RAM 500 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid
AVX is required for AutoAI experiments.

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson OpenScale 14 vCPU 72 GB RAM 100 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx

    Required storage class:

    • portworx-shared-gp3
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Speech to Text   18 vCPU 90 GB RAM 500 GB per worker node
Supported storage types:
  • Portworx

See the Minio object storage section in Installing Watson Speech to Text for more information.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Studio 12 vCPU 64 GB RAM 500 GB
Supported storage types:
  • NFS
  • Portworx
    Required storage classes:
    • portworx-shared-gp3 (default storage class for installation)
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
  • OpenShift Container Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs (default storage class for installation)
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rdb
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
    Required storage class:
    • ibmc-file-gold-gid

Minimum resources for an installation with a single replica per service.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

Watson Text to Speech   10 vCPU 40 GB RAM 500 GB per worker node
Supported storage types:
  • Portworx

See the Minio object storage section in Installing Watson Text to Speech for more information.

Work with IBM Sales to get a more accurate sizing based on your expected workload.

* This service is not listed in the catalog in the web client when you install the Cloud Pak for Data control plane. For information on installing this service, see Services outside the catalog.

Software dependencies

Use this table to determine whether the service that you want to install depends on other software being available. For example, some services require other software to be installed outside of Cloud Pak for Data (marked as external dependencies). And some services require other services to be installed on Cloud Pak for Data (marked as service dependencies).

Service External dependencies Service dependencies
Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark

None

None

Analytics Zoo for Apache Spark

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

CockroachDB

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Cognos Analytics

None

None

Cognos Dashboards (Previously Analytics Dashboards)

None

None

Data Refinery See Watson Knowledge Catalog or Watson Studio. See Watson Knowledge Catalog or Watson Studio.
Data Virtualization

None

None

Datameer

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

DataStage

None

None

Db2

None

None

Db2 Big SQL *

None

None

Db2 Data Gate To use this service, you must have:
  • IBM z/OS V2.2 (5650-ZOS) or later.
  • IBM Db2 for z/OS V12 (5650-DB2® or 5770-AF3) or later.

    PTF UI63356 must be installed and running at Function Level 500 or higher.

  • Distributed data facility (DDF) with a secure port, configured for network encryption through AT-TLS. For details, see Configuring network access between Db2 Data Gate and Db2 for z/OS.
To use this service, you must have at least one instance of a supported, integrated database:
  • Db2
  • Db2 Warehouse
Db2 Event Store

None

None

Db2 for z/OS Connector To use this service, you must have an external Db2 for z/OS system.

None

Db2 Warehouse

None

None

Decision Optimization

None

To install this service, you must have the following services already installed:
  • Watson Studio
  • Watson Machine Learning
Edge Analytics *

None

None

Execution Engine for Apache Hadoop To use this service, you must have an external Apache Hadoop cluster. To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Watson Studio
Figure Eight

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Financial Crimes Insight

None

None

Financial Services Workbench

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Guardium External S-TAP * To use this service, you must have Guardium V11.2 or later. To use this service, you must have at least one instance of a supported, integrated database:
  • Db2
  • Db2 Warehouse
Informix *

None

None

Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - PyTorch

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - TensorFlow

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Intel Distribution of Python

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Jupyter Notebooks with Python 3.6 for GPU

None

To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Watson Studio
Jupyter Notebooks with R 3.6

None

To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Watson Studio
Lightbend Platform

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Master Data Connect * To use this service, you must have:
  • An external IBM InfoSphere® Master Data Management V11.6.0.11 system
  • MDM Publisher

None

MongoDB

None

None

NetApp Trident (Previously NetApp ONTAP) To use this service, you must have an external NetApp ONTAP storage system.

None

Open Source Management

None

None

Operational Analytics for ERP To use this service, you must have:
  • An external SAP ERP system
  • An external Operational Analytics for ERP database
To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Cognos Analytics
Planning Analytics Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel requires Microsoft Excel.

None

Portworx

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Prolifics Customer Prospecting Accelerator

This information is not currently available.

To install this service, you must have the following services already installed:
  • Db2 Warehouse
  • SPSS Modeler
Regulatory Accelerator

None

To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Watson Knowledge Catalog
RStudio Server with R 3.6

None

To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Watson Studio
Senzing

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

SPSS Modeler

None

To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Watson Studio
Streams

None

If you want to use the sample Python notebooks that are included with Streams, you must install the Watson Studio service.
Streams Flows *

None

To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Streams
In addition:
  • If you want to use notebooks, you must install the Watson Studio service before you install Streams Flows.
  • If you want to use machine learning models, you must install the Watson Machine Learning service before you install Streams Flows.
Virtual Data Pipeline

This information is not currently available.

Not applicable

WAND Foundation Taxonomies

None

To install this service, you must have the following service already installed:
  • Watson Knowledge Catalog
Watson AIOps To use this service you must have:
  • Strimzi
  • At least one of the following sources of data:
    • IBM Netcool® Operations Insight version 1.6.0.2 or later (for events)
    • IBM Netcool Service Manager version 1.1.7 or later (for topology data)
    • Pager Duty (for alerts)
    • Service Now (for tickets)
    • Log DNA (for logs)

None

Watson Assistant

None

Watson Discovery is required only if you want to add a search skill to your assistant.
Watson Assistant for Voice Interaction *

None

The bundle includes multiple services that you must install to implement the solution.
Watson Discovery

None

None

Watson Knowledge Catalog

None

None

Watson Knowledge Studio

None

None

Watson Language Translator *

None

None

Watson Machine Learning If you want to use Deep Learning Experiments, you must also install the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator. Although Watson Studio is not required to use Watson Machine Learning, it is strongly recommended that you install both services.
Watson OpenScale

None

  • If you want to use AutoAI, you must install the Watson Studio service before you install Watson OpenScale.
  • If you want to use integrated machine learning, you must install the Watson Machine Learning service before you install Watson OpenScale.
Watson Speech to Text

None

None

Watson Studio

None

None

Watson Text to Speech

None

None

* This service is not listed in the catalog in the web client when you install the Cloud Pak for Data control plane. For information on installing this service, see Services outside the catalog.

Multitenancy support

Use this table to determine whether you can deploy multiple instances of a service (service instances) within the same Cloud Pak for Data installation or whether you can have multiple instances within the same cluster, but installed in separate Cloud Pak for Data installations (in different Red Hat OpenShift projects).

Service Multiple instances within a single Cloud Pak for Data deployment (service instances) Multiple instances within the same cluster (on separate Cloud Pak for Data deployments)
Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark

Yes

Yes

Analytics Zoo for Apache Spark

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

CockroachDB

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Cognos Analytics

No. One instance only.

Yes

Cognos Dashboards (Previously Analytics Dashboards)

No. One instance only.

Yes

Data Refinery See Watson Knowledge Catalog or Watson Studio. See Watson Knowledge Catalog or Watson Studio.
Data Virtualization

No. One instance only.

Yes

Datameer

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

DataStage

No. One instance only.

No. One instance only.

Db2

Yes, but you are constrained by the number of nodes in your cluster.

You cannot have multiple Db2 deployments on the same node.

Yes

Db2 Big SQL *

No. One instance only.

Yes

Db2 Data Gate

Yes

Yes

Db2 Event Store

Yes, but you are constrained by the number of nodes in your cluster.

Yes

Db2 for z/OS Connector

No. One instance only.

Yes

Db2 Warehouse

Yes, but you are constrained by the number of nodes in your cluster.

You cannot have multiple Db2 deployments on the same node.

Yes

Decision Optimization

No. One instance only.

Yes

Edge Analytics *

No. One instance only.

No. One instance only.

Execution Engine for Apache Hadoop

No. One instance only.

Yes

Figure Eight

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Financial Crimes Insight

No. One instance only.

Yes

Financial Services Workbench

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Guardium External S-TAP *

Yes

Yes

Informix *

Yes

Yes

Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - PyTorch

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Intel Deep Learning Reference Stack - TensorFlow

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Intel Distribution of Python

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Jupyter Notebooks with Python 3.6 for GPU

No. One instance only.

Yes

Jupyter Notebooks with R 3.6

No. One instance only.

Yes

Lightbend Platform

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Master Data Connect *

No. One instance only.

Yes

MongoDB

Yes, but you are constrained by the number of nodes in your cluster.

Yes

NetApp Trident

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Open Source Management

No. One instance only.

Yes

Operational Analytics for ERP

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Planning Analytics

No. One instance only.

Yes

Portworx

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Prolifics Customer Prospecting Accelerator

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Regulatory Accelerator

No. One instance only.

No. One instance only.

RStudio Server with R 3.6

No. One instance only.

Yes

Senzing

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

SPSS Modeler

No. One instance only.

Yes

Streams

Yes

Yes

Streams Flows *

No. One instance only.

Yes

Virtual Data Pipeline

Not applicable

Not applicable

WAND Foundation Taxonomies

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Watson AIOps Yes, but each service instance must be deployed in a tethered project.

Yes

Watson Assistant

Yes, up to 30 instances.

Yes

Watson Assistant for Voice Interaction *

This information is not currently available.

This information is not currently available.

Watson Discovery

No. One instance only.

Yes

Watson Knowledge Catalog

No. One instance only.

No. One instance only.

Watson Knowledge Studio

Yes, up to 30 instances.

Yes

Watson Language Translator *

Yes, up to 30 instances.

Yes

Watson Machine Learning

No. One instance only.

Yes

Watson OpenScale

No. One instance only.

Yes

Watson Speech to Text

Yes

Yes

Watson Studio

No. One instance only.

Yes

Watson Text to Speech

Yes

Yes

* This service is not listed in the catalog in the web client when you install the Cloud Pak for Data control plane. For information on installing this service, see Services outside the catalog.