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Afaque Ahmad

09/13/2022, 8:08 AM
Hi Prefect Team, We're planning to use Prefect for creating our data flows, If I use the open source one, Do I need to host Prefect on my own cloud provider?
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Rob Freedy

09/13/2022, 1:48 PM
Hey @Afaque Ahmad!! You could use the open source version and deploy it on your own cloud provider. There is a repository that contains helm charts for deploying the Prefect service to help out with that here: https://github.com/PrefectHQ/prefect-helm There is also a very helpful discourse post here all about hosting Prefect 2.0: https://discourse.prefect.io/t/how-to-self-host-prefect-2-0-orchestration-layer-list-of-resources-to-get-started/952 With that being said, Prefect Cloud is pretty robust and free to use when getting started with the free tier. I am including links to the FAQ page and the getting started page as I believe these may help when exploring Prefect Cloud as an option. With Cloud, you wouldn't have to host the UI or core service in your cloud and focus on your flows! https://www.prefect.io/pricing#faq/ https://docs.prefect.io/ui/overview/#prefect-ui-prefect-cloud-overview
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Afaque Ahmad

09/13/2022, 2:16 PM
Thanks for sharing @Rob Freedy Very helpful!
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@Rob Freedy So I wanted to confirm that Prefect Cloud is free for upto 3 users. All the workflows are managed - I dont need to take care of managing the Prefect Webserver/Scheduler etc. I only need to worry about the flows and the infra on which the flows are deployed right?
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Rob Freedy

09/13/2022, 2:20 PM
That is correct!! This is from the docs but I think it is a good summary of what Prefect Cloud provides: ā€¢ All of the features of the local Prefect UI. ā€¢ A personal account and workspace. ā€¢ API keys to sync deployments and flow runs with the Prefect Cloud API. ā€¢ A hosted Prefect database that stores flow and task run history.
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Afaque Ahmad

09/13/2022, 2:36 PM
Understood. šŸ‘