Sign up for a free Databricks trial

To help you get to know Databricks, you can try it out for free. You can choose between Databricks Platform Free Trial and Community Edition subscriptions. Both options give you free Databricks units (DBUs), units of Apache Spark processing capability per hour based on VM instance type.

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 trial, you can request credit for free AWS resources. When your free trial ends you receive an email informing you that you are automatically enrolled in the plan that you selected when you signed up for the trial. You can upgrade to a higher tier plan at any time after your trial ends.

Databricks Community Edition is fully resourced; you are not required to supply any compute or storage resources. However, several features available in the Databricks Platform Free Trial, such as the REST API, are not available in Databricks Community Edition. For details, see Databricks Community Edition FAQ.

You can cancel either subscription at any time in the Account Console.

This article describes how to sign up for a subscription.

Launch the sign up wizard and select a subscription type

  1. Click Try Databricks here or at the top right of this page.

  2. Click GET STARTED for either the Databricks Platform Free Trial or the Community Edition.

    Try Databricks
  3. Follow the instructions for your selection: Databricks Platform Free Trial or Community Edition.

Databricks Platform Free Trial

The Databricks Platform Free Trial gives you access to the full Databricks product.

Note

The Databricks trial is free, but you must have an AWS account, and Databricks uses compute and S3 storage resources in your AWS account. If you want to request free AWS credits, go to the Proof of Concept Credit Available page. Fill out and submit the PoC credit application and wait until you are contacted by Databricks before you continue with the trial registration process.

  1. When you select Databricks Platform Free Trial, you’ll see this registration form.

    Registration form
  2. Fill in the registration form.

  3. Click Sign Up. Databricks will send an email to the address you entered.

  4. Open the “Welcome to Databricks” email and click the link to verify your email address. The account registration page opens and prompts you for a new password.

  5. Click Change Password to open the Databricks Plans page in the Account Console.

    Confirm trial plan

    The Premium plan is selected by default. If you don’t need the security and user management features included in the Premium plan, you can switch to the Standard plan. Click the plan tile to switch plans.

    When your trial is over, you can switch to any plan tier. To learn more about each plan, see the plans and pricing page.

    When you are satisfied with your plan selection, click the Select Plan button.

  6. On the Billing Details page, enter your credit card billing information and click Next Step.

  7. Follow the instructions in Configure your AWS account to configure your AWS account information.

  8. Follow the instructions in Configure AWS storage to configure your AWS storage information.

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

  10. Click the deployment link to log into Databricks.

  11. Log into Databricks using the credentials you supplied when you registered. You’ll see the Databricks home page.

    Landing page

Community Edition

When you select Community Edition you’ll see a registration form.

  1. Fill in the registration form.

  2. Click Sign Up.

  3. Read the Terms of Service and click Agree.

  4. When you receive the “Welcome to Databricks” email, click the link to verify your mail address.

  5. Log into Databricks using the credentials you supplied when you registered. You’ll see the Databricks Community Edition home page.

    Community Edition landing page

What’s next

Go to Get started as a Databricks user and perform all the steps.