Denodo on Cloud Marketplace FAQ
Customers can take advantage of the BYOL (Bring your own license) and multi-server licensing options to bring their on-prem licenses to the cloud and manage them accordingly. For example, if customers have licensed 8 cores as part of their multi-server license, they can leverage 4 cores on-prem and 4 cores in the cloud, to suit their needs. They should install the Solution Manager in the cloud to manage their BYOL licenses in the cloud.
On-prem license pricing is per core, and it includes unlimited development and test licenses when using the multi-server licensing mode. Customers can leverage the pay-per-use model, based on the offering they choose, as part of the AWS / Azure Marketplace subscription. The price includes Denodo support, and customers can sign up on the marketplace itself. The pre-installed version of the Denodo Platform is available in minutes. There are two parts to the subscription pricing:
- Infrastructure cost
- Denodo licensing cost
It’s all managed by the AWS / Azure Marketplaces, and Denodo is not directly involved with any kind of billing.
Yes, there is a 14-day free trial available.
A test drive provides a way to quickly learn about and explore the Denodo Platform via a variety of use case scenarios with the help of a user guide. It provides a hands-on experience for two hours and can be used more than once. There is no charge for a test drive and it is available on AWS and Azure today.
The free trial is for an extended period (up to 14 days) and provides the ability to explore the Denodo Platform in depth, to perform a POC or to validate cloud related use cases.
Yes. Denodo Express supports only single users and restricts the size of SQL queries run against it. There is no expiration date, however, and it can be used for as long as you like.
The free trial through the AWS / Azure Marketplace is limited to 14 days, which should be enough time to perform a POC/validation. If you need an extension, you can contact the Denodo Cloud team to explore other options.
Absolutely. You can sign up for Denodo Support directly on the applicable marketplace. There is a URL link for signing up, and you can then open tickets directly with the Denodo Support team.
You can choose one of the following options:
- Sign-up for a marketplace subscription, at which point you will be billed for the Denodo License.
- If the free trial is under your cloud account, you can terminate the instance to prevent being charged for infrastructure usage.
- Request an extension of the trial period by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of today, marketplace subscriptions use single-server licencing so they are not tied to the Solution Manager. If you decide to use BYOL and IaaS (infrastructure as a service) to install the Denodo Platform on the cloud, you can manage the Solution Manager on your own by installing it on a different VM/EC2 instance.
AWS / Azure Marketplace subscriptions are single-server instances, so they do not include the Solution Manager. This is simply to avoid additional overhead and complexity of the Solution Manager when someone is starting out with the Denodo Platform for AWS or Azure.
Unfortunately, you cannot automatically switch or transition from one instance type to another. You would need to stop the 2 data source instances and then start up the other instance of your choice. You will need to export the VQL, start a new subscription (e.g. with 5 data sources), and then import the VQL.
You can use the Solution Manager to work in a hybrid environment with the BYOL option in the cloud.
BYOL means that you are purchasing an annual subscription license from Denodo and applying this to Denodo running on AWS or Azure. You are eligible for the same kind of support, regardless of your deployment platform (cloud or on-premises).
In short, BYOL refers to just getting a blank VM instance and buying a traditional license from us. That is, you will need to install and configure it yourself.
This is not supported or recommended. Marketplace subscriptions are managed by Amazon, for AWS, and Microsoft, for Azure, and they would continue to charge infrastructure fees, which you would need to pay in addition to payment for the Denodo license associated with that instance.
The subscription is registered on AWS or Azure so as long as the instance is up-and-running, the metering is ON in the background.
For marketplace instances, you are responsible for applying hotfixes, updates, etc., as and when necessary, just as you have to do for on-premises environments.
Yes, if you have a genuine timeframe and scope of testing, you can reach out to the Denodo Cloud team to further extend the trial period.
All of the billing is managed by Amazon for AWS or Microsoft for Azure.