Jama On-Premises System Requirement Updates

By Paul posted 02-17-2016 15:49

The next on-premises release of Jama is targeted for the second quarter of 2016. We will be delivering new features and functionality as well as a modernized, simplified installation process. As part of this release, we have an important change that we want to make you well aware and give you proper time to make the necessary adjustments.

 Beginning with this release, customers using Jama on-premises will be required to install Jama in a Linux environment with a MySQL (recommended) or Microsoft SQL database. We believe a standard approach for configuring Jama environments will provide the greatest benefits to our customers utilizing Jama within their own environments.

 Standardizing will:
- Allow for a quicker and more unified response from Jama support.
- Enable more frequent updates for fixing bugs and delivering new functionality.
- Allow for Jama to focus on solving the biggest problems you have within product delivery. Today, a significant portion of Jama’s development time is spent on testing several different configuration options available.

As with any database update, it is important that you consider the potential impact to your business that this change may have, especially as it may impact security.

We will continue to support 2015.x and the current system configurations through January 31, 2017, giving you some time to make any adjustments. Of course, we would also be happy to share the benefits of moving to our hosted environment with you as well.

Please contact your customer success manager if you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss this change further.

#installation #Jama8


11-02-2016 14:10

Hi Lien!
1. You can find documentation for the migration here: http://help.jamasoftware.com/installation_of_jama2.htm, specifically http://help.jamasoftware.com/migrating_databases.htm
2. You can migrate from 2015.2 to 8.4 and change databases at the same time, as long as you use the XML backup. 

I don't know if you saw this or not, but we have an FAQ that might help answer other questions as they come up: https://community.jamasoftware.com/jama/topics/new-on-premises-deployment-model-faq

11-02-2016 10:24

Hi Kristina,

currently we are using Oracle for our Jama. The current Version which we are using ist 2015.2. We are working on the upgrade to 8.4.2

1. Are there any documentation from Jama regarding the Migration from Oracle to MS SQL during the upgrade?

 2. The second question is related to upgrade Approach - should we migrate 2015.2 from Oracle to MS SQL, then upgrade to 2015.2 and then to 8.1,... unitil 8.4.2?


Lien Bäcker

06-07-2016 12:45

Gary, that is correct. 2015.5 is the last release that will support an Oracle database.

06-06-2016 21:31

So does this mean that the 2016 release will not support Oracle?