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  • is it possible to create a cluster in azure databricks with a free subscription? a minimum of 8 cores is needed for the simplest cluster but a free sub has only 4.
    Friday, June 22, 2018 8:39 AM

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  • Hi!

    I see references to trying Databricks for free in these places:



    Are you able to get to the create cluster page?

    Would you be able to go with the serverless option?

    Friday, June 22, 2018 7:48 PM
  • Yes i am able to get to the cluster page and can choose the serverless option. However, the creation of clusters always fail due to the lack of cores. The core quota for a free subscription is 4 but it seems that 4 is insufficient to create a cluster in databricks. Is there anyway to circumvent this issue?
    Sunday, June 24, 2018 3:13 AM
  • Hi All, 

    You will not be able to spin cluster using Azure Free Subscription.

    However you can convert your Subscription to Pay as you Go and Try Azure Data Bricks 14 days trail which is free.



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    • Edited by Srihad Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:38 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Srihad Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:01 PM
    Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:52 AM
  • Hello,

    Azure Free Trail has a limit of 4 cores, and you cannot use Azure Databricks using a Free Trial Subscription because to create spark cluster which requires more than 4 cores.

    If you have a free account, go to your profile and change your subscription to pay-as-you-go. For more information, see Azure free account. Then, remove the spending limit, and request a quota increase for vCPUs in your region. When you create your Azure Databricks workspace, you can select the Trial (Premium - 14-Days Free DBUs) pricing tier to give the workspace access to free Premium Azure Databricks DBUs for 14 days.

    Hope this helps.


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    Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:53 AM