This topic describes how to activate Tablestore, MaxCompute, DataWorks, and Quick BI before you build an online operational analytics platform.

Prerequisites

  • An Alibaba Cloud account is created. If you do not have an Alibaba Cloud account, go to the Alibaba Cloud official website and click Free Account. On the page that appears, create an Alibaba Cloud account.
  • The Alibaba Cloud account completes real-name verification. Otherwise, go to the Real-name Verification page to complete real-name verification.

Background information

The following Alibaba Cloud services must be activated:
Note In the following example, Tablestore is activated in the China (Beijing) region.

Procedure

  1. Activate Tablestore and create a Tablestore instance.
    1. Go to the product page of Tablestore, and click Free Account.
    2. On the Confirm Order page, read and select the Tablestore (Pay-As-You-Go) Agreement of Service and click Enable Now.
      Confirm Order page
    3. On the page that appears, click Management Console.
      Management Console
    4. On the Overview page, select China (Beijing) from the drop-down list in the upper-left corner and click Create Instance. In the Billing Method dialog box, click On-demand. Region is automatically set to China (Beijing). Enter a name in the Instance Name field, set Instance Type to Capacity, and then click OK.
      Create Instance dialog box
      Note The name of a Tablestore instance must be unique in each region. We recommend that you enter a name that is easy to identify and complies with the naming conventions. The instance name is required when you synchronize data from MaxCompute to the Tablestore instance. In this topic, the instance is named workshop-bj-001. For more information about Tablestore instances, see Instance.
    5. In the left-side navigation pane, click All Instances. On the All Instances page, view the created instance, which is in the Running state.
  2. Activate MaxCompute.
    1. Go to the product page of MaxCompute and click Buy Now.
    2. On the page that appears, set Product Type to Pay-As-You-Go, set Region to China (Shanghai), and then click Buy Now.
      Note The data transfer cost is reduced if you activate MaxCompute in the same region as Tablestore. Therefore, you can set Region to China (Beijing). In this topic, the region of MaxCompute is set to China (Shanghai) to demonstrate the use of external tables across regions.
  3. Activate DataWorks.
    1. Go to the product page of DataWorks and click Buy Now.
    2. Set Region to China (Shanghai) and click Buy Now.
      Note The data transfer cost can be reduced if you activate DataWorks in the same region as Tablestore. Therefore, you can set Region to China (Beijing). In this topic, the region of DataWorks is set to China (Shanghai) to demonstrate data accesss across regions.
  4. Create a DataWorks workspace.
    1. Log on to the DataWorks console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Workspaces. On the Workspaces page, select China (Hangzhou) from the drop-down list in the upper-left corner and click Create Workspace.
      Create Workspace
    2. In the Create Workspace wizard, configure parameters in the Basic Settings step and click Next.
      For ease of use, mode of the DataWorks workspace is set to Basic Mode (Production Environment Only) in this topic. In basic mode, a DataWorks workspace is associated with only one MaxCompute project. For more information, see Basic mode and standard mode. Create Workspace wizard
      Note The workspace name must be globally unique. We recommend that you use a distinct name.
    3. In the Select Engines and Services step, select the required compute engines and services, and click Next.
      In this topic, MaxCompute and Pay-As-You-Go are selected in the Compute Engines section.
    4. In the Engine Details step, set the parameters for the selected engines and services.
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      Engine Parameter Description
      MaxCompute Instance Display Name The display name of the compute engine instance. The display name can be up to 27 characters in length. It must start with a letter and can contain letters, underscores (_), and digits.
      Resource Group The quotas for computing resources and disk space of the instance.
      MaxCompute Data Type Edition The data type edition of the MaxCompute project.
      MaxCompute Project Name By default, the name is the same as that of the DataWorks workspace.
      Account for Accessing MaxCompute The account used to access the MaxCompute project. Valid values: Alibaba Cloud Account and Node Owner. If you create a DataWorks workspace in standard mode, the DataWorks workspace is associated with two MaxCompute projects, one in the development environment and the other in the production environment. For the MaxCompute project in the development environment, the value is set to Node Owner by default. For the MaxCompute project in the production environment, we recommend that you set the value to Alibaba Cloud Account.
    5. Click Create Workspace.

      After the workspace is created, you can view the information of the workspace on the Workspaces page.

  5. Activate Quick BI.
    1. Log on to the Quick BI console.
    2. On the Quick BI Free Trial for One Month page, select For Individuals or For Enterprises based on your requirements. Read and select I have read and agree to the Quick BI service agreement, and click Free Trial to use the Quick BI service for one month.
      • If you are an individual user, you can apply for a free trial of Quick BI Standard.
      • If you are an enterprise user, you can apply for a free trial of Quick BI Pro or Quick BI Enterprise Standard.