You need to transform data between different formats for the departments in your organisation.Most tasks come to you on an ad-hoc basis
You / Your team perform ad-hoc data transformation tasks. You don’t all need to work on these projects simultaneously, but at different times you will all need access to the software to perform these tasks (and develop new ones)
FME Desktop is widely used across your organisation to perform all sorts of data transformation tasks. The business relies on tasks being run regularly, and often at staggered intervals to prevent system outages
FME Desktop Fixed License
The license is fixed to a single machine and cannot be accessed by multiple users
This setup is perfect if you work in isolation, or are a small business with dedicated staff using FME Software
FME Desktop Floating License
Accessible via a license server on your network. The floating license server has a number of ’seats’ available, which people in your organisation occupy when they have FME Desktop open. When FME isn’t in use, the seat is returned to the pool so that other staff can access the software
Licenses can be shared among as many different users as needed. Add licenses to the pool by purchasing additional seats at any time making the solution very scalable
FME Server is hosted on your own network infrastructure giving you complete control over its architecture and security. Licensed 3rd party extensions are possible and FME Server includes a number of Windows-only file formats (if installed on Windows)
Perfect if you’re dealing with large datasets, FME Server is ideally located near to the data you’ll be reading and writing
FME Cloud is the hosted deployment option for FME Server.
Ideal for small organisations with little data on premise that want to leverage the power of FME Server without complicating their IT infrastructure, nor have the resources or hardware to support the setup
With FME Cloud you only manage the processes you have setup yourself. Easily scalable up or down, you pay for capacity only (not number of engines)
FME Server vs. FME Cloud Feature Comparison
How many engines do I need?
Locus recommends two-engines as a minimum however engine quantity is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Chat with our data specialists to ensure you are equipped with the exact number of engines for your data requirements.Contact Locus
The number of engines you require will be dictated by the number of tasks that need to run simultaneously. Many users run large ETL tasks which occupy an engine and take hours to run. If you intend to use FME to run smaller, more ‘real-time’ tasks, you will need more engines to ensure that a user isn’t left waiting for their small task to process because a larger job is holding up the queue.
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FME Server vs. FME Cloud
FME Server and FME Cloud share a common code base however some features that are applicable for FME Server can’t be used on FME Cloud. Learn more in this feature comparison articleLearn More