Understanding the Recommended Architecture

Anne Ramey
Platform Admins, Form Developers, Workflow Developers

This document outlines the preferred architecture for Kinetic Request CE. We use this architecture for our own internal instances. Kinetic Request CE will run on other hardware and software.

Kinetic Data encourages the use of the latest stable releases for all software supporting our applications. All versions referenced in this document are the latest stable release at the time of this writing.

Hardware

Web Application Server (Minimum 2)

  • CPU Cores - 4+
  • RAM - 8+GB
  • Storage - HDD or SSD - 500GB minimum
  • OS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Cassandra Database Server (Minimum 3)

  • CPU Cores - 4+
  • RAM - 8+GB
  • Storage - Solid State Drive (SSD) - 1TB minimum
  • OS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Software

Database Server

  • Java Server JRE 8 or JDK 8
  • Python 3 (used for cqlsh - a command line CQL tool)
  • Apache Cassandra version 3.11

Web Server

  • Production Grade Relational Database (for Kinetic Task)

    • PostgreSQL 10 (Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle are also supported)
    • This database does not need to be installed on the web server, it just needs to be accessible from the web server.
  • Java Server JRE 8 or JDK 8
  • Apache Tomcat Apache Tomcat 8.5 w/adjusted Java Heap size to 2 GB+

    • Kinetic Request CE
    • Kinetic Bridgehub
    • Kinetic Filehub
    • Kinetic Task

Preferred Architecture Diagrams

Request CE - Architecture - Production

Non-production diagram (link to pdf).