You can activate and manage Data Lake Analytics (DLA) by using your Alibaba Cloud account or a RAM user. You can connect to DLA, create a schema, and create a table by using your root account and sub-account.
|Alibaba Cloud account||DLA||The Alibaba Cloud account is used to activate and manage DLA. For example, you can use this account to log on to a specific Alibaba Cloud service console, reset the password of your database account, create a network connection address, create a sub-account of your DLA database, and delete the database sub-account.|
|RAM user||DLA||After you grant permissions to your RAM user by using your Alibaba Cloud account,
you can manage DLA within the scope of permissions as a RAM user. For example, you
can log on to a specific Alibaba Cloud service console, create a network connection address, create a sub-account of your DLA database, and delete the database sub-account.
RAM users are created by Alibaba Cloud accounts to fulfill specific functions. RAM users do not own resources. All resources belong to Alibaba Cloud accounts.
|Database account||DLA database or schema||A database account is used to perform operations on databases within the scope of
specific permissions. For example, you can create and delete a schema, connect to a schema, and create and delete a table with a database account.