A workspace in DataWorks is similar to a project in MaxCompute. This topic describes how to create a workspace in the DataWorks console.

Prerequisites

An Alibaba Cloud account is prepared. For more information, see Prepare an Alibaba Cloud account. The Alibaba Cloud account is required to create a workspace, as described in this topic.
Note The procedure for creating a workspace as a Resource Access Management (RAM) user is the same as that described in this topic.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the DataWorks console with your Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. On the Overview page, click Create Workspace in the Shortcuts section on the right.

    You can also click Workspaces in the left-side navigation pane and click Create Workspace on the page that appears.

  3. In the Create Workspace dialog box that appears, set parameters in the Basic Information step and click Next.
    Section Parameter Description
    Basic Information Workspace Name The name of the workspace. The name must be 3 to 27 characters in length and start with a letter. It can contain only letters, underscores (_), and digits.
    Display Name The display name of the workspace. The display name can be up to 27 characters in length. It can only start with a letter and can contain only letters, underscores (_), and digits.
    Mode The mode of the workspace. The mode is a new feature of DataWorks and includes the basic and standard modes. For more information about the differences between the basic and standard modes, see Basic mode and standard mode.
    • Basic mode: A basic workspace is associated with only one MaxCompute project. Basic workspaces do not isolate the development environment from the production environment. In basic workspaces, you can only perform basic data development and cannot strictly control the data development process and table permissions.
    • Standard mode: A standard workspace is associated with two different MaxCompute projects. One of the projects serves as the development environment, and the other serves as the production environment. Standard workspaces guarantee code development in a standard way and allow you to strictly control table permissions. Standard workspaces impose restrictions on table operations in the production environment for data security.
    Description The description of the workspace.
    Advanced Settings Download SELECT Query Result Specifies whether workspace members can download the query results returned by SELECT statements in DataStudio. If you disable this option, workspace members cannot download the query results.
  4. In the Select Engines and Services step, select required compute engines and services and click Next.
    DataWorks is now available as a commercial service. If you have not activated DataWorks in a region, activate it first before creating a workspace in the region.
    Section Service or Engine Description
    DataWorks Services
    Note The check box in this section is selected by default.
    Data Integration A data synchronization platform that provides stable, efficient, and scalable services. It is designed to transfer and synchronize data fast and stably between various heterogeneous data stores in complex networks.
    Data Analytics Allows you to design a data computing process consisting of multiple mutually dependent nodes based on business needs to automatically run them in Operation Center.
    Operation Center Allows you to view all your nodes and node instances and perform relevant operations on them as needed.
    Data Quality Provides a comprehensive data quality scheme that relies on DataWorks. For example, you can explore data, compare data, monitor data quality, scan SQL statements, and use intelligent alerting. For more information, see Data Quality.
    Compute Engines MaxCompute A rapid and fully-managed data warehouse solution that can process terabytes or petabytes of data. It supports fast computing on a large amount of data, effectively saves costs for enterprises, and guarantees data security. For more information, see What is MaxCompute?.
    Note After creating DataWorks workspaces, you must associate them with MaxCompute projects. Otherwise, the error project not found is returned when you run commands in the workspaces.
    Realtime Compute Allows you to use Stream Studio in DataWorks to develop streaming computing nodes.
    E-MapReduce Allows you to use E-MapReduce to develop big data processing nodes in DataWorks. For more information, see What is E-MapReduce?.
    Interactive Analytics Allows you to use HoloStudio in DataWorks to manage internal and foreign tables and develop SQL nodes of Interactive Analytics.
    Graph Compute Allows you to use Graph Studio in DataWorks to manage Graph Compute instances.
    Machine Learning Services Machine Learning Platform for AI Uses statistical algorithms to learn large amounts of historical data and generate an empirical model to provide business strategies.
  5. In the Engine Details step, set parameters for the selected engines or services.
    Engine or Service 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 can only start with a letter and can contain only letters, underscores (_), and digits.
    MaxCompute Project Name The name of the MaxCompute project. By default, the name is the same as that of the DataWorks workspace.
    Account for Accessing MaxCompute The account for accessing the MaxCompute project. The valid values are Private Account and Workspace Owner. We recommend that you set the value to Workspace Owner.
    Resource Group The quotas of computing resources and disk spaces.
    Realtime Compute Instance Display Name The display name of the compute engine instance.
    Realtime Compute Project The Realtime Compute project to be bound to the workspace. If no Realtime Compute project exists, create one in the Realtime Compute console. For more information, see Activate Realtime Compute and create a project.
    E-MapReduce Instance Display Name The display name of the compute engine instance.
    Cluster Name The name of the E-MapReduce cluster. The value must be globally unique.
    Access ID and Access Key The AccessKey of the account authorized to access the E-MapReduce cluster.
    Cluster ID The ID of the E-MapReduce cluster, which is obtained from the E-MapReduce console.
    EmrUserID The ID of the user who created the E-MapReduce cluster, which is obtained from the E-MapReduce console.
    Project ID The ID of the project in the E-MapReduce cluster, which is obtained from the E-MapReduce console.
    YARN resource queue The name of the resource queue in the E-MapReduce cluster, which is obtained from the E-MapReduce console.
    Endpoint The endpoint of the E-MapReduce cluster, which is obtained from the E-MapReduce console.
    Interactive Analytics Instance Display Name The display name of the compute engine instance.
    Interactive Analytics Instance Name The name of the Interactive Analytics instance.
    Database Name The name of the database in Interactive Analytics.
    Servers The endpoint of the Interactive Analytics instance.
    Port The port of the Interactive Analytics instance.
    Graph Compute Instance Display Name The display name of the compute engine instance.
    Bind Graph Compute Instance The Graph Compute instance to be bound to the workspace.
    PAI GPU Utilization This feature is disabled by default. If you need to use this feature, enable it on the Workspace Management page.
  6. Click Create Workspace.
    After creating the workspace, you can view information about the workspace on the Workspaces page.
    Note
    • If you are the owner of a workspace, all data in the workspace belongs to you. Other users cannot access your workspace before you grant permissions to them. If you create a workspace as a RAM user under an Alibaba Cloud account, the workspace belongs to both the RAM user and the Alibaba Cloud account.
    • You can add a RAM user to a workspace to allow the RAM user to use the workspace instead of creating a workspace as the RAM user.

What to do next

Now you have learned how to create a workspace. You can proceed with the next tutorial to Add workspace members or directly perform operations described in Quick Start. Quick Start guides you through a complete process of data analytics and O&M.