Hi all! I am just getting started setting up prefect in an enterprise setting and have a pretty simple question that I can’t seem to find an answer to: is it still free and legal to use prefect in an enterprise setting? The pricing breakdown explains the personal use option, but is that only for prefect cloud? Can I host prefect myself and take advantage of all its functionality?
06/28/2023, 5:03 PM
Hi Brennan! Prefect is licensed under Apache V2, you can read more here. This means it is free & legal to use Prefect OSS in an enterprise setting.
There are some key feature differentiators between using a Prefect server and managing it yourself, vs using Prefect Cloud. You can see Prefect Cloud specific features & functionality in the docs.
Of note for an Enterprise are security-related items like users/authentication/permissions/workspaces/service accounts/SSO/etc. There's also some other feature-specific differences like Automations & API Rate Limits.
06/28/2023, 5:17 PM
Perfect, thanks for this Chris. Do you guys have any prefect related documention or best practices for the security items you mentioned?
06/28/2023, 5:31 PM
We do! Most of that information will be under the Users documentation. Check out the sidebar of the initial Cloud docs link though, it has all of the Cloud-specific features and their docs.