Does Azure Databrick 14 day trial premium subscription auto renew? And if it does how to pause it before 14 days & resume later?

Kenric Nguyen 21 Reputation points

Hi Azure enthusiasts,

I 've started exploring Azure Databrick by switching my freemium Azure account into pay-as-you-go and signed up for the Azure Databrick14-day premium trial subscription. The pricing tier is called "Trial (Premium - 14-Days Free DBUs)" inside my Databrick workspace. I'm relatively new to Azure but have used AWS instead for most of my data engineering work.

There was no mention of what the subscription is going to do after the 14 days. I plan to experiment with Databrick only and does not intend to fully use it every day after that. So I have a couple of questions:

  1. Does the Azure Databrick subscription auto-renew? If it does, the only way to not keep paying is to cancel it before the last day?
  2. If I wanted to pause and resume my current setup in Azure Databrick workspace , could I just simply use the option to "export the template" so I could spin up the workspace again with the exact same configurations? My configurations in Databrick are to ETL data from Azure Data Lake to land on Snowflake Or between Azure Data Lake and visualise in PowerBI.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and expertise!

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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 70,016 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Kenric Nguyen ,

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    • Azure Databricks subscription doesn't auto-renew. Once the 14 days trial ends, you can easily upgrade Trail to Premium pricing tier from Azure Portal with single click of a button as shown below


    And also you can import/export notebooks from once workspace to another. For more details, refer to Azure Databricks - Manage notebooks.

    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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