Get started: Free trial & setup

If you’re new to Azure Databricks, you’ve found the place to start. Learn how to set up a free trial and cloud account. For information about more online training resources, see Get free Databricks training.

Create an Azure Databricks workspace

Databricks recommends you deploy your first Azure Databricks workspace using the Azure portal. You can also deploy Azure Databricks with one of the following options:


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.

Before you begin

Use the portal to create an Azure Databricks workspace

  1. In the Azure portal, select Create a resource > Analytics > Azure Databricks.

  2. Under Azure Databricks Service, provide the values to create a Databricks workspace.

    Property Description
    Workspace name Provide a name for your Databricks workspace
    Subscription From the drop-down, select your Azure subscription.
    Resource group Specify whether you want to create a new resource group or use an existing one. A resource group is a container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. For more information, see Azure Resource Group overview.
    Location Select West US 2. For other available regions, see Azure services available by region.
    Pricing Tier Choose between Standard, Premium, or Trial. For more information on these tiers, see Databricks pricing page.
  3. Select Review + Create, and then Create. The workspace creation takes a few minutes. During workspace creation, you can view the deployment status in Notifications. Once this process is finished, your user account is automatically added as an admin user in the workspace.


When a workspace deployment fails, the workspace is still created in a failed state. Delete the failed workspace and create a new workspace that resolves the deployment errors. When you delete the failed workspace, the managed resource group and any successfully deployed resources are also deleted.

Configure workspace and data permissions

Azure Databricks restricts certain activities to workspace admins to ensure that customers are able to securely configure access to data and code. Some Azure Databricks features must be enabled by a workspace admin before users can use them. For common tasks, see Get started with Azure Databricks administration.

If you’re in a Unity Catalog-enabled workspace, you can leverage a number of additional features for security and governance. See What is Unity Catalog?.

If you want your users to use Databricks SQL, an Azure Databricks workspace admin must perform some configurations tasks. See Databricks SQL administration.


When you create an Azure Databricks workspace, you are granted the workspace admin privilege.