Try Databricks

To help you get to know Databricks, you can try it out for free. This topic describes your options and how to sign up.

Step 1: Launch the sign up wizard

Go to Databricks and click the Try Databricks Button button at the top right.

You’ll see the option to choose between the Databricks platform free trial or Databricks Community Edition.


Step 2: Select a version

The Databricks platform free trial is more flexible, but Databricks uses compute and S3 storage resources in your AWS account. During the sign-up process you grant Databricks privileges to access your AWS account and an S3 bucket. When you register for the platform trial, you can request credit for free AWS resources.

Databricks Community Edition is fully resourced; you are not required to supply any compute or storage resources.

Databricks Platform Free Trial

  1. Click GET STARTED - FREE. You’ll see the registration form.

  2. Fill in the registration form.

  3. To get free AWS credits, click learn more.

    Fill out the PoC credit application and click Submit. Wait until you are contacted by Databricks before you continue with the trial registration process.

  4. Click Sign Up.

  5. When you receive the Welcome to Databricks email, click the link to verify your mail address. The Account Owner Login page opens with your credentials filled in.

  6. Click Login.

  7. Click Start Trial.

  8. Fill in your Billing Details and click Next Step.

  9. Follow the steps in AWS Account to configure your AWS account information.

  10. Follow the steps in AWS Storage to configure your AWS storage information.

  11. Agree to the Terms of Service and click Deploy. The deployment link displays.

  12. Click the deployment link to log into Databricks.

  13. Go to Quickstart and run the quick start.

Community Edition

  1. Click GET STARTED.
  2. Fill in the registration form.
  3. Click Sign Up.
  4. Read the Terms of Service and click Agree.
  5. When you receive the Welcome to Databricks email, click the link to verify your mail address.
  6. Log into Databricks using the credentials you supplied when you registered.
  7. Go to Quickstart and run the quick start.

Step 3: Optionally add security features

When you sign up for a Databricks platform free trial, you are on the Standard Plan. For additional security features, you can add the Operational Security package to the Standard Plan or convert to the Enterprise Plan. These options offer the following features:

Operational Security
  • Role-based access control for notebooks, clusters, jobs, and structured data
  • Single sign-on (SSO) with SAML 2.0 support
  • JDBC/ODBC authentication
Enterprise Plan
  • Single-tenant deployment
  • Audit logs
  • Customer-provided KMS key for encrypting data
  • No public IPs for worker nodes
  • Restricted network access for end users
  • Customized CIDR range of deployment
  • AWS GovCloud
  1. Log into your account using the username and password that you used when you created the account.

  2. Click the user profile Account icon at the top right and select Manage Account.

  3. Click Databricks Plans.

    • Operational Security: In the box labeled ADD-ON: DATABRICKS ENTERPRISE SECURITY, click the Contact Link link.
    • Enterprise Plan: In the box labeled Enterprise Plan, click the Contact button.

    For both options, you’ll see a confirmation dialog:

  4. Dismiss the dialog. An account representative will contact you.