Non-Production Environments in the Cloud¶
Alation provides a Cloud Sandbox for non-production environments in the Alation Cloud Service.
Customers can purchase a Cloud Sandbox environment in addition to their Production environment. Cloud Sandbox is a copy of the production environment. Cloud Sandbox has several key benefits:
Access to new features and capabilities prior to a General Availability (GA) release
Ability to test the Alation Cloud Service in a non-production environment
Automated deployments of the new Alation builds
Opportunity to provide early feedback to Alation
Cloud Sandbox is made available for a period of 2 weeks before the next new GA release of the Alation Catalog. Alation provides 4 releases a year, which means Sandbox will be up and running for a total of 8 weeks per year. This applies to all Sandbox offers.
Cloud Sandbox Offers¶
Customers can choose from two different types of the Cloud Sandbox environment:
Cloud Sandbox Max
Cloud Sandbox emulates a backup copy of your Production instance for testing new features, data sources, authentication, and new configurations. The Cloud Sandbox will not emulate the hardware requirements of the production instance, therefore, it is not recommended for performance testing.
Cloud Sandbox Max¶
Cloud Sandbox Max emulates a backup copy of your Production instance for testing new functionality, data sources, authentication, and new configurations. Cloud Sandbox Max also emulates the hardware requirements of the Production instance and therefore, is recommended for performance testing.
For detailed information about the pricing of the Cloud Sandbox, contact your account manager.