6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2013 1:54 PM by James Maloy

    What is the difference between core-based and user-based licenses?

    James Maloy

      What is the difference between core-based and user-based licenses? Is it only about the number and type of users who can access the server?

        • 1. Re: What is the difference between core-based and user-based licenses?
          Shawn Wallwork

          James here's what the licensing agreement says:

           

          2.3.1 User-Based Server License:  If your Server

          Software license is designated as User-Based, the Named

          Authorized Users enabled to use such Server Software must not

          exceed the number of licenses purchased on the Invoice or specified

          at the time of purchase.  If your User-based Server Software license

          is designated on the applicable Invoice or at the time of purchase as

          Guest Authorized User enabled, for each such license you may

          enable an unlimited number of Guest Authorized Users. 

           

          (Interesting)

           

          2.3.2 Core-Based Server License: If your Server

          Software license is designated on the applicable Invoice or at the

          time of purchase as Core-based, for each such license, an unlimited

          number of Named Authorized Users may use the Server Software,

          provided that the total number of Cores residing on all computers

          where the Server Software is installed does not exceed the permitted

          number of Cores identified on your Invoice or at the time of

          purchase.  When the Server Software is installed and distributed

          across multiple computers, all the Cores in each of these computers

          count toward to the total number of Cores licensed  by you and

          indentified on your Invoice or at the time of purchase.  "Core" means

          the processor or execution core contained in the same integrated

          circuit within a computer’s central processing unit, whether such

          Cores are virtual or physical. If your Core-based Server Software

          license is designated as “Guest Authorized User enabled”, for each

          such license, you may enable an unlimited number of Guest

          Authorized Users.

          • 2. Re: What is the difference between core-based and user-based licenses?
            Philip George

            Hi Shawn,

             

            You have mentioned that

             

            If your Server Software license is designated as User-Based, the Named

            Authorized Users enabled to use such Server Software must not

            exceed the number of licenses purchased on the Invoice or specified

            at the time of purchase.

             

            I have 300 users and only 30 will be concurrently accessing the server.So can I purchase a user based license for $30K and the number of people concurrently accessing the server will not exceed 30 and that 30 can be anyone from 300 users.

             

            Or is this userbased licensing model is not a concurrent licensing model?only 30 people will be able to access it ?

             

            Regards,

            Philip George

            • 4. Re: What is the difference between core-based and user-based licenses?
              Philip George

              Hi Toby,

               

              Could you please help me to understand licensing model in the below scenario.

               

              In named user license if we buy 30 licenses for 300 users (only 30 will be concurrently accessing the server at a time) can any 30 users from 300 users be able to access the reports concurrently or only specific 30 will be able to access at any time?

               

              Regards,

              Philip

              • 5. Re: What is the difference between core-based and user-based licenses?
                Robert Morton

                Hi Philip,

                 

                You need to have this conversation with a Tableau employee, specifically your sales rep. Here's the quick answer: Tableau does not presently have a concurrent named user licensing model. For your use case you will need a core license or a named user license capacity of 300.

                 

                -Robert

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                • 6. Re: What is the difference between core-based and user-based licenses?
                  James Maloy

                  Thanks, I dont have direct access to our agreement but now I know what to ask for.

                   

                  Jim