Licensing and Usage Guidance For Different Editions


#1

Hi,

  1. Do I need to Pay in order to use and install Enterprise Edition in Production? .i.e. Can I use Enterprise Edition without going for “Paid annual subscriptions” ?

  2. What is the latest Stable Version available for Enterprise and Community Edition?


#2

Hi, You can find all the information about the Enterprise subscription here - http://www.couchbase.com/agreement/subscription.

You can find the latest versions for Enterprise and Community Editions here - http://www.couchbase.com/nosql-databases/downloads#Couchbase_Server

Hope this helps !


#3

@anil

I would like to join @ThamaraikannanS with his question. There’s nothing on http://www.couchbase.com/editions (for example) that says clearly something along the lines of “You should be a paid subscriber to be allowed to use Enterprise Edition on production.”

Please confirm if using Enterprise Edition on production, commercially, is not free and requires paid subscription. Or vice versa, we can use EE on production for free without requirement to be paid support subscribers.

Thank you


#4

Hi @dennis, @ThamaraikannanS, Yes, we confirm using Enterprise Edition on production, commercially, is not free and requires paid subscription. However, using Enterprise Edition for evaluation purposes (development & testing), non commercial, is free and does not require paid subscription.

Thanks for the feedback on http://www.couchbase.com/edition, we will get that fixed to make it clear.


#5

@anil
Thanks so much!


#6

This FAQ page (http://blog.couchbase.com/couchbase-101-q-and-a) mentions that Enterprise edition on 2 production nodes are allowed in question “Is Couchbase Server free or do you need licenses?”

So this is not true now?


#7

Hi, Thanks for pointing me to this FAQ blog. This is a old blog published in 2013 which needs to be updated.

Anil Kumar