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Supported Platform Configurations

TopBraid Platform Requirements

Current releases of TopBraid products run only on platforms that commercially support Eclipse Equinox version 4.3 Kepler, and compliant servlet containers (such as Tomcat) as fully tested production releases. OS platform support is dependent on the Target Environments supported by Eclipse, see details at

The following tables show currently supported operating systems, data stores, and other platform information for each of the TopBraid products.

* Please contact TopQuadrant at for information concerning other configurations meeting the general requirements.


Topbraid Composer

TopBraid Composer Standard Edition and TopBraid Composer Maestro Edition run as stand-alone applications. Composer is an enterprise-class Eclipse-based IDE with comprehensive support for developing ontologies and building Semantic Web applications.

The following JVMs and operating systems are supported for versions that satisfy TopBraid Platform Requirements.

TB Composer Version Java Operating Systems
TBC 5.1+ Oracle Java 8 Operating Systems for OJ8
TBC 5.0.x Oracle Java 7 Operating Systems for OJ7

TopBraid Server Products: Live, EDG, EVN

Currently supported server platforms include the following. We recommend the use of 64 bit Linux-based systems and Java. For configurations requiring use of https we recommend the use of mod_proxy_ajp to embed Tomcat inside an Apache Web Server.

TopBraid Version Java Servlet Container Operating Systems
Live/EVN/EDG 5.1+ Oracle Java 8 Apache Tomcat 8 Linux kernel 2.6 or higher, Additional OS for OJ8
Live/EVN/EDG 5.0.x Oracle Java 7 Apache Tomcat 7 Linux kernel 2.6 or higher, Additional OS for OJ7



Oracle Java 8 (TB 5.1+)

Operating System Versions
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)*; 8; 10, Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit), Server 2012 and 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Apple Macintosh OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer

Oracle Java 7 (TB 5.0.x)

Operating System Versions
Microsoft Windows XP; Vista (32-bit); 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)*; 8; 10
Apple Macintosh OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or newer

* The TopBraid Live Personal Server feature of TBC-ME is not supported on Windows 7 Home Edition, and may not work correctly.


Supported Browsers

TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (EDG), TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (TopBraid EVN), TopBraid SPARQL Web Pages (SWP) and TopBraid SWP Application Component Library (SWA) support the following browsers:

Browser Version OS
Internet Explorer* (IE) 11 / Edge Windows
Firefox Latest Windows, Mac
Chrome Latest Windows, Mac

* With 5.3, disable protected mode in Internet Explorer when running on “localhost”
EDG, EVN, SWP and SWA are likely to work on other browsers, with small differences. The aforementioned browsers are tested as part of TopQuadrant's QA processes.


Supported Repository Database Configurations

TopBraid EDG and EVN can use a number of data stores as a repository of information. These include the following:

Data Source Version Support Level
MySQL 5.5+ Major
Jena TDB Major
Oracle 11gR1, 11gR2, 12c Major
Microsoft SQL Server Minor
Marklogic 8 Minor

Major: Included in test suite for TopBraid Composer.
Minor: Not currently included in our test suite, but are known to work.

Supported RDF Databases

TopBraid Composer and Live support a number of RDF databases as data sources, including the following:

Data Source Version Support Level*** (Tier-1; Tier-2)
Jena SDB MySQL 5.5+** Tier-1
Jena SDB Oracle 11gr1,11gr2,12c Tier-1
Jena TDB*** Tier-1
Jena SDB Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and up Tier 2
Marklogic 8 Tier-2
Sesame (remote) 2.X Tier-3
Franz AllegroGraph****

* Tier 1 support: TopBraid Live and TopBraid Composer. Can be used as a repository for TopBraid EDG. TQ does regular testing for the indicated platform(s).
* Tier 2 support: TopBraid Live and TopBraid Composer. Can be used as a repository for TopBraid EDG. Issue(s) for the platform(s) under this tier will be addressed when reported by customer(s). We do not actively test against these platform(s).
* Tier 3 support: TopBraid Composer Only. Issue(s) for the platform(s) under this tier will be addressed when reported by customer(s). We do not actively test against these platform(s).
** The MariaDB 1.4.5 driver is used for MySQL connections as of version 5.2.0
*** Deletion of TDB files from TopBraid workspaces is known not to work on Windows
**** Please look at Franz website for information on support and using AllegroGraph with TopBraid software. As of 5.2 the AllegroGraph plugin has been discontinued. You can connect to an AllegroGraph repository through sesame instead.
***** Please contact OWLIM team at about support and using OWLIM with TopBraid software.

Supported Data Sources

Data Source Editors or Import Wizards Notes
GRDDL Create Connection File for GRDDL Data Source
RDFa Create Connection File for RDFa Data Source RDFa editor interface is provided for import and edit of RDFa
RSS/Atom Create Connection File for RSS/Atom Feeds RSS 0.91/0.92/1.0/2.0, Atom 0.3/1.0
Sybase (jTDS) Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL
Email Create Connection File to import Email into RDF imap, pop3, pop3s
RDBMS Create Connection for RDBMS Source (using D2RQ)
MS Excel Semantic Tables (Excel Documents) or Import Excel File into Spreadsheet Ontology MS Excel (supports xls and xlsx formats)
Tab-delimited or comma-separated text Semantic Tables (CSV/TSV Documents) or Import Tab-Delimited Spreadsheet File Text mining and analysis
Text Import RDF added to Web HTML by Calais Text Analysis
UML Import UML File XMI/UML 2.1 format
XML Semantic XML Documents
XML Schema Import XML Schemas
XHTML Semantic XHTML Documents
Apache Solr 4.1 (higher versions may not work)
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (earlier versions may work too)

Supported Inference Engines

Engine Version Notes
TopSPIN Built into TopBraid Composer 3.0 and above
Jena 2 inference Built into TopBraid Composer 3.0 and above Predefined rule sets of Jena for RDFS and OWL
SWRL/Jena rules Rules engine, executes custom SWRL and Jena rules
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