2018/09/24

What's a Denodo “Test Drive” and what does it offer?

A Free Trial provides the opportunity to test and validate the Denodo Platform for up to two weeks in the Cloud. It’s a mechanism for helping you to better understand the broader functionality that the Denodo Platform has to offer. It helps you explore the solution to data integration challenges using data virtualization, so that you can decide if data virtualization and the Denodo Platform are the right tools for your business. We offer three types of free trials, and all of them can be run on either the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, Microsoft Azure Cloud or the Google Cloud Platform.

Who can run Test Drives and what business functions does it relate to?

We designed Test Drives to showcase unique capabilities of Denodo platform for data virtualization. It demonstrates the value to every stakeholder in the business, whether you are a:

  • IT/architect concerned with accelerating data access
  • Data scientist eager to gain insights from relevant data sets
  • CDO/business analyst who wants to learn about data driven capabilities
  • No matter your role, you will learn a whole lot from Test Drives in a minimal period of time.

Is there a cost associated with running the free trial, and do I need to create an account on AWS, Azure or Google?

That depends on the type of free trial that’s of interest to you. When the free trial is instantiated under Denodo’s account, there is no cost whatsoever. After a quick two-minute signup process, you are ready to go, and you do not need an account on AWS, Azure or Google. But if customers invoke the free trial under their own cloud account, customers bears the infrastructure costs for the 14-day trial. The Denodo License is completely free in all free trials.

How long does the test drive last and can I take it multiple times?

After completing registration we will provision a test drive environment on the cloud, which will be available for two hours. This should provide you ample time to complete the test drive. If you need more time to engage with the Test Drive you can register again and launch a new Test Drive environment for another two hours.

What are the different types of Test Drives and how to get access?

Test Drives provide a unique first hand experience of Denodo Platform solutions in the cloud and on-premise. Using data virtualization you can derive insights from a wide variety of data sets including databases, big data, SaaS applications and more. As part of this journey, we’ll provide Test Drives for different use cases that are most common in the industry.

What are the next steps after taking a “Test Drive” ?

A free trial is meant to provide you with deeper insights and confidence in validating the data virtualization use case using the Denodo Platform in the cloud.

You have two options after completing the Free Trial:

  1. We believe that the Free Trial is a tool to validate if Data Virtualization is the right solution for your data integration needs If you plan to perform an extensive POC, we encourage you to reach out to the Denodo Cloud team in advance.
  2. Signing up for a subscription on AWS, Azure or Google marketplaces is easy. You can find more information about the AWS subscription choices here. For Azure subscription choices, click here. Google Cloud Platfom is coming soon.

How is a “Test Drive” different from a “Free Trial”?

The test drive provides you with a direct hands-on experience. We leverage substantial sized data sets and complex scenarios to prove the value of data virtualization. You learn about data virtualization capabilities that help you make better informed decision. In a Free Trial we provide you the opportunity to test Denodo Platform with your own data sets in a closely defined environment. The Test Drive is available for two hours, while the Free Trial can be used for up to 10 business days.

What should I do, if after registration for the Test Drive I cannot complete it to the end?

If for some reason you cannot take the Test Drive (after the initial registration), we encourage you to come back and register for a new Test Drive.

Whom should I contact or reach out to, if there is any issue with the Test Drive?

The Test Drive is meant to be self-driven and self-explanatory, but if you still have questions, we ask you to email us at cloud.solutions@denodo.com