System Requirements

Make sure your system meets all requirements before you install PowerBuilder IDE. See the release bulletin for the most current information about required service packs.


If you want to install the product using the PowerBuilder Installer (an online installation program), make sure your system also meets the requirements listed in Preparing your environment.



Minimum memory

Hard disk space

Operating system

This table provides system requirements for PowerBuilder. The disk space requirements provided are approximate. The actual disk space you need for each product might vary depending on hard disk size, partitioning, and the features you choose to install. Additional temporary space is required on the hard disk during installation for uncompressing install files.


Intel Core i3 or higher

4 GB

4 GB for all components

Supported by PowerBuilder IDE and Runtime:

Windows 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit (excluding Windows IoT and Windows Embedded Compact)

Supported by PowerBuilder Runtime only:

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2019