Advent of 2020, Day 2 – How to get started with Azure Databricks

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Series of Azure Databricks posts:

In previous blogpost we have looked into what Azure Databricks and its’ main features, who is the targeted user, and what are the capabilities of the platform. Where and how to get started?

1.Get Azure subscription

If you don’t have the subscription yet, get one today at the Azure web site. It is totally free and you can get either 12 months of free subscription (for popular free services – complete list is available on the link) or get credit for $200 USD to fully explore Azure for 30-days. For using Azure Databricks, the latter will be the one.

2.Create the Azure Databricks service

Once logged in to your Azure portal, you will be directly directed to Azure dashboard, which is your UI into Azure Cloud service. In the search box type “Azure Databrick” or select it, if is recommended to you.

After selection, you will get the dialog window to select and insert the:

  • your Azure subscription
  • Create the name of Azure Databricks Workspace
  • Resource group
  • Pricing Tier and
  • Region

Once you have done the most important thing, you are left with selection of detailed network, Tags and you are finished.

After this, you can check your Databrick services:

And select the newly created Azure Databrick Service to get the overview page:

And just Launch the Workspace!

As always, the code and notebooks is available at Github repository.

Stay Healthy! See you tomorrow.

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