The Databricks trial is free for 14-days, with the users only paying for the AWS instances launched in their VPC. AWS can cover the cost of these instances with the PoC credit if the trial is determined to be eligible. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis after the completion of an application.
We encourage everyone who is actively evaluating Databricks to apply. If you are an academic institution using Databricks in the classroom, then please consider joining the Databricks University Alliance, which can provide complementary assets to teachers and students for learning data science, data engineering, and data analytics.
To complete an application, simply:
A Databricks representative will contact you to learn more about your use case to determine eligibility.