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Time to update the number of cores for Alteryx Server in initial package ?

Hello all,

This may be a little controversial. As of today, when you buy an Alteryx Server, the basic package covers up to 4 cores :
https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Server-Knowledge-Base/How-Alteryx-defines-cores-for-licensi...

I have always known that. But these last years, the technology, the world has evolved. Especially the number of cores in a server. As an example, AMD Epyc CPU for server begin at 8 cores :
https://www.amd.com/en/processors/epyc-7002-series

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So the idea is to update the number of cores in initial package for 8 or even 16 cores. It would :
-make Alteryx more competitive
-cost only very few money
-end some user frustration

Moreover, Alteryx Server Additional Capacity license should be 4 cores.

Best regards,

Simon

15 Comments
simonaubert_bd
13 - Pulsar

Hello @Paul_Holden  Not sure to get your point .. if you have the basic 4-cores licence, even if your VM is 16 or 64 cores, only 4 will be used.

Best regards,

Simon

Paul_Holden
9 - Comet

@simonaubert_bd I was reading one of the issues raised by the thread as - "it's not possible any more to provision a server with just a the basic 4 core pack"

Whilst I fully understand that a 4 core server may not have the required capability I was just wanting to clarify if people really weren't able to do it at all?

 

I.e. can you provision a VM with only 4 cores and that will run on the basic offering without additional 2 core packs

 

I wanted to know if I was missing something about the validity of running a 4 core VM on the basic offering - since the hypervisor underneath will definitely have more than 4 cores.

 

Hope that makes some sense?

 

EDIT:

The other side of this being that if I only have 16 core servers (hypervisors) available I don't want to be forced to buy 16 cores worth of packs if my Alteryx workload will run quite happily on 8 cores.

(I think our hypervisors are actually 256 cores!)

simonaubert_bd
13 - Pulsar

@Paul_Holden  Oh, ok, thanks for the clarification.

Well I guess in that case, it's ok but it means you have a VM farm and not every company got it, it means VM administrators and all.

Best regards,

Simon

Paul_Holden
9 - Comet

@simonaubert_bd absolutely which was part of the reason for my question.

 

I thumbed your suggestion by the way, it's definitely something that needs to change.

simonaubert_bd
13 - Pulsar

Hello @NicoleJ Can we have an update after three years of review, please?