thanks to my friend and co-speaker Roberto Boccadoro for sharing these ..
you can find the system requirements for Connections 6 here
The basic info is:
IBM install manager 1.8.5
DB2 11.1.0 / Oracle 220.127.116.11.0 (enterprise) / MS SQL 2016
TDI 7.1.1 fix pack 6
Connections 6 is going to be released on Friday 31st of March – happy downloading and installing 🙂