Azure Databricks Introduction

I am testing out Azure Databricks for some data science research. So what is Azure Databricks? According to the source:

Azure Databricks is an Apache Spark-based analytics platform optimized for the Microsoft Azure cloud services platform. Designed with the founders of Apache Spark, Databricks is integrated with Azure to provide one-click setup, streamlined workflows, and an interactive workspace that enables collaboration between data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts.

Signing Up

I am always a bit confused by Azure accounts. I believe that if you have a private account, you can:

  • set up a 14-day trial, where you get unlimited usage of Azure Databricks
  • get $200 of credit that can be used for 30 days (useful from days 15 to 30)
  • get one year of free services (not clear what this will cover)

I will update this and pricing as I get a better sense of how this works.


To be completed

Getting Started

Once you have set up your free trial:

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