StreamSets Support Policy
Updated: August 23, 2021
This StreamSets Support Policy is issued under and forms part of the StreamSets Platform Subscription Terms of Services or other StreamSets agreement which references this policy, and any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the meanings ascribed to them in such StreamSets agreement.
StreamSets offers support services for the Products (“Support”) in accordance with the following terms:
1. Product Support
A. Issue Submission and Customer Cooperation. Customer may report errors or abnormal behavior of the Products (“Issues”) by submitting a ticket through StreamSets’ 24-hour web ticketing system at streamsets.com/support (“Ticket”). Customer may also escalate the Issue via a request through the support ticket. Customer will provide information and cooperation to StreamSets as reasonably required for StreamSets to provide Support. This includes, without limitation, providing the following information to StreamSets regarding the Issue:
- Aspects of the Products that are unavailable or not functioning correctly
- Issue’s impact on users
- Start time of Issue
- List of steps to reproduce Issue
- Relevant log files or data
- Wording of any error message
- Issue ID# (when specified by StreamSets)
As part of its cooperation obligations, Customer must designate an individual to perform problem determination and implementation of remedies who is (a) knowledgeable about the operation of the Products and the hardware on which it may be installed and (b) qualified to perform problem determination and remedial functions with respect to the Products.
B. Support Levels. For such period as Customer has paid the applicable fee, StreamSets shall provide Customer with Support consisting of the following:
- Bronze Support. (a) Support hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time or Central European Time (as determined by StreamSets based on Customer’s location) on Monday through Friday (excluding StreamSets holidays); (b) Issue submission from up to two (2) designated employees of Customer (“Technical Contacts”); (c) limit of four (4) Tickets per month (no rollover) and (d) StreamSets Support personnel assign a priority level to each Issue in their sole discretion and seek to provide responses to Issues during support hours in accordance with the table below.
- Silver Support. (a) Support hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time or Central European Time (as determined by StreamSets based on Customer’s location) on Monday through Friday (excluding StreamSets holidays); (b) Issue submission from up to four (4) Technical Contacts and (c) StreamSets Support personnel assign a priority level to each Issue in their sole discretion and seek to provide responses to Issues during support hours in accordance with the table below.
- Gold Support. (a) Support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; (b) Issue submission from up to eight (8) Technical Contacts and (c) StreamSets Support personnel assign a priority level to each Issue in their sole discretion and seek to provide responses to Issues during support hours in accordance with the table below.
- Platinum Support. Same as Gold Support but includes Issue submission from up to sixteen (16) Technical Contacts.
|Priority Level||Description||Target Response Times **|
|Bronze or Silver Support||Gold Support||Platinum Support|
|Priority 1||An Issue which renders the Product inoperative with the Customer’s production system or Customer’s production functionality. This does not apply to Customer’s non-production systems. Customer cannot continue essential operations.||8 Business Hours*||2 Hours||1 Hour|
|Priority 2||An Issue in a production environment which significantly impacts the performance of a Product but does not cause complete inoperability. Production operations can continue in a restricted fashion and a workaround may be used to restore functionality. Additionally, this applies to any Issue in a non-production environment which causes a significant loss of capability or severe outage thereby completely blocking development operations and/or causing a time-sensitive impact to a planned production deployment.||2 Business Days*||24 Hours||12 Hours|
|Priority 3||A lower impact Issue on a production or non-production system that involves a partial or limited loss of non-critical functionality, or some other Issue involving no loss in functionality. This applies to all of Customer’s systems, including test and development systems. Customer can continue essential operations.||3 Business Days*||3 Business Days*||2 Business Days*|
|Priority 4||A feature request. This includes recommendations or requests for new products, support for new integrations, enhancements or modifications that may be included in a future release, at StreamSets’ discretion. There is no impact on the quality, performance, or functionality of the product in a production or non-production system.||3 Business Days*||3 Business Days*||3 Business Days*|
* Business hours and business days are defined according to two time zones – Pacific Standard Time for customers in the Americas and Central European Time for customers in other regions. Holidays are excluded.
* * Support provided to customers in the Americas outside of the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time or to customers in a region other than the Americas may be addressed by, and include transfer of Support data to, StreamSets’ Support resources outside of the United States.
C. Exclusions. StreamSets will have no obligation to provide Support to the extent an Issue arises from: (a) use of the Product by Customer in a manner not authorized in the Agreement or the applicable Documentation; (b) general Internet problems, force majeure events or other factors outside of StreamSets’ reasonable control; (c) Customer’s equipment, software, network connections or other infrastructure; (d) third party systems, acts or omissions; (e) evaluation Products or other Products provided at no charge; (f) any version of the Software for which Maintenance services have been discontinued by StreamSets; (g) any physical installation or removal of Software; (h) visits to Customer’s site; or (i) any software code licensed separately by StreamSets from the Software, including, without limitation, consulting code, unless generally made available to StreamSets’ Support and Maintenance customers at no additional charge for the applicable Software.
D. Support Ticket Closure. If an Issue is resolved, based on StreamSets’ reasonable determination, or if Customer fails to respond to StreamSets’ requests with respect to an Issue in a timely manner, StreamSets may close the related support ticket. Customer may reopen or submit a new support ticket at any time, but StreamSets has no responsibility to provide further Support if Customer fails to implement any reasonable recommendations for resolution of an Issue already provided by StreamSets.
2. Software Maintenance. StreamSets provides the following maintenance for its Software products:
A. Version Scheme. StreamSets Software releases are versioned using the following scheme: X.Y.Z (“Version Scheme”). X designates the Major Version number, Y the Minor Version number, and Z the Patch/Bug Fix version number. Hotfixes are not assigned to a specific slot in the Version Scheme, as they may be distributed without updates to any version numbers.
- Major Releases” means generally commercially released major new releases, modifications or enhancements to the same Software product as designated by a change in the number assigned as X in the Version Scheme. Major Releases do not include separate or different products marketed by StreamSets under a different name even if such products are compatible with the Software. Major Releases typically are made once every twelve (12) months.
- “Minor Releases” means generally commercially released code corrections, patches, updates and minor version releases of the same Software product as designated by a change in the number assigned as Y in the Version Scheme. Minor Releases are typically made once per quarter.
- “Patch/Bug Fixes” means minor changes to the Software to correct any bugs or flaws or generally improve the Software, as designated by a change in the number assigned as Z in the Version Scheme. Patch/Bug Fixes are released as patches at StreamSets’ discretion.
- “Hotfixes” means immediate changes made to the Software in extraordinary cases to resolve critical issues.
C. Maintenance. Customer will be provided with Major and Minor Releases of the same Software product(s) licensed by Customer (“Maintenance”).
D. Back Support. Support and Maintenance are provided for the current release of the Software and any versions of the Software released within the prior twenty-four (24) months.