Supported Technologies Roadmap

This chart summarizes server-side dependency recommendations for past & current releases, and predictions for upcoming releases.

Do not use: not yet available or tested with this version of LabKey
        Recommended: fully supported and thoroughly tested with this version of LabKey
Upgrade ASAP: deprecated and no longer supported with this version of LabKey
Do not use: incompatible with this version of LabKey and/or past end of life (no longer supported by the organization that develops the component)


ComponentVersionLabKey 20.3.x
(Mar 2020)
LabKey 20.7.x
(Jul 2020)
LabKey 20.11.x
(Nov 2020)
LabKey 21.3.x
(Mar 2021)
LabKey 21.7.x
(Jul 2021)
JavaJava 16  
Java 15    
Java 14   
Microsoft SQL Server2019     


LabKey Server requires a modern browser for many advanced features, and we recommend upgrading your browser(s) to the latest release. As a general rule, LabKey Server supports the latest version of the following browsers:

If you experience a problem with a supported browser, you can search for or post the details to the support forum so we're made aware of the issue.


We recommend using the latest point release of AdoptOpenJDK 15 64-bit (x64) with HotSpot JVM (currently 15.0.1+9), the community-supported production-ready distribution of the Java Development Kit.

LabKey continues to support Oracle OpenJDK, Oracle's open-source build of the JDK, and AdoptOpenJDK 14 with HotSpot JVM, though note that public updates (i.e., patches to address security and reliability issues) are no longer provided for JDK 14.

LabKey Server has not been tested with other Java distributions such as the Oracle commercial Java SE, Amazon Corretto, Red Hat, Zulu, OpenJ9, etc.

Apache Tomcat

We recommend using the latest point release of Apache Tomcat 9.0.x (currently 9.0.40).

LabKey continues to support older version 8.5.x, though we strongly recommend installing the latest point release (currently 8.5.60); older point releases have major compatibility issues and security vulnerabilities. Support for Tomcat 7.0.x has been removed since this version has been slated for end-of-life by the Tomcat team.

We recommend installing Tomcat using the binary distributions; if a package manager is used, the lib directory may be installed in a different location. Also, the packages sometimes include alternative versions of some components (like JDBC connection pools) that can cause incompatibilities.

We recommend not using the Apache Tomcat Native library; this library can interfere with SSL and prevent server access via LabKey's client libraries.


For installations using PostgreSQL as the primary database, we recommend using the latest point release of PostgreSQL 13.x (currently 13.1).

For those who can't transition to 13.x yet, LabKey continues to support PostgreSQL 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.6.x, and 9.5.x, though here also we strongly recommend installing the latest point release (currently 12.5, 11.10, 10.15, 9.6.20, and 9.5.24) to ensure you have all the latest security, reliability, and performance fixes.

PostgreSQL provides instructions for how to upgrade your installation, including moving your existing data.

Microsoft SQL Server

For installations using Microsoft SQL Server as the primary database, we recommend using Microsoft SQL Server 2019, which we've tested on both Windows and Linux.

LabKey continues to support SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014, and 2012. LabKey does not support SQL Server 2008 R2 or earlier releases.


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