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Analyzer capacity license

Analyzer capacity is a consumption-based license type, which is like analyzer access regarding available features. Users can access streams and apps in the hub and consume sheets and apps created by others. Analyzer capacity access allows users to create stories, bookmarks, and snapshots based on data in apps. Creating, editing, or publishing sheets or apps is not possible.

With an analyzer capacity license, you subscribe to analyzer time, a defined number of minutes per month (calendar date). These minutes are shared between users and can be consumed by anyone who is part of the user group, including anonymous users. Consumption is measured in units of six minutes. For each new six-minute period, a unit is consumed.

Analyzer capacity consumption

Analyzer capacity consumption is initiated when there is activity between the user and the Qlik Sense app. Idle time, when an app is visible but not used, will not consume additional time.

The following interactions are examples of activity between the user and Qlik Sense:

  • When you open an app.

  • When you make a selection in the app. For example, using Insight Advisor Chat or data profiling in the Data Catalog.

  • When you navigate to a new sheet.

  • When you reload the app or a scheduled reload takes place.

One unit of consumption is six minutes. When six minutes have passed, if there is any user activity with the app, a new six minute unit is consumed. If there is no activity within six minutes then you will be considered idle and no units will be consumed.

Unit consumption continues for as long as you are active. If you are active for 26 minutes, five units (30 minutes) are consumed. Analyzer capacity may be consumed when background services run. However, when a scheduled reload occurs in an app to which a user is connected, an additional unit is consumed - if there is not already an ongoing unit consumption.

The following diagrams show how consumption of analyzer capacity is measured and when units are consumed.

Diagram of capacity consumption using one unit.

Diagram that shows how capacity consumption is measured in six minute blocks. Diagram has four examples of when one unit of capacity is consumed and how activity is registered.

Diagram of capacity consumption using multiple units.

Diagram that shows how capacity consumption is measured in six minute blocks and how activity is registered over multiple units of consumption. Diagram has four examples of when multiple units of capacity are consumed with activity registered at different times.

There is a key difference in how Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed and Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS calculate analyzer capacity usage. Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed uses the number of devices as part of the assessment for analyzer capacity usage. Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS uses the number of open apps as part of the assessment for analyzer capacity usage. The following tables show some examples of how this is calculated:

Units consumed by device
Examples - apps and devices Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS
1 Qlik Sense application - 1 device 1 unit
2 Qlik Sense applications - 1 device 2 units
3 Qlik Sense applications - 2 devices 3 units
5 Qlik Sense applications - 2 devices 5 units
Information noteA device is defined as a separate device such as a laptop or mobile device. This could also include a second browser.
Units consumed by time
Example - apps and time Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS
1 Qlik Sense application - 6 minutes of activity 1 unit
1 Qlik Sense applications - 14 minutes of activity 3 units
2 Qlik Sense applications - 6 minutes of activity 2 units
2 Qlik Sense applications - 14 minutes of activity 6 units

Analyzer capacity overage

When all of your analyzer capacity has been consumed for the month, users who use analyzer capacity to access Qlik Sense are denied access. Analyzer capacity consumption resets at the start of every month.

Analyzer capacity overage allows customers to consume more than their monthly entitlement to avoid having users locked out due to unexpectedly high usage. Analyzer capacity overage can be enabled by adding it to your subscription. The default is to match overage packs with the number of analyzer capacity packs but this can be adjusted as needed.

Monitoring analyzer capacity consumption

You can monitor your analyzer capacity consumption in a number of ways.

With a Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS system, you can monitor analyzer capacity consumption using the following:

  • Consumption summary information displayed in the Management Console

Summary analyzer capacity access

  • The same features available as with analyzer access.

  • Assigned to a group of users, including anonymous users.

  • Monthly subscription to a defined amount of minutes.

  • Consumption in 6 minute blocks.

  • Overage can be added to subscription.