You can use DataWorks only if you purchase both a specific edition and pay-as-you-go resources and features. This topic describes how to activate DataWorks.
Before you activate DataWorks, we recommend that you are familiar with the following information:
The billable items of DataWorks and the billing details of features provided by different modules of DataWorks. For more information, see Billing overview.
The purchase guide on DataWorks features and resources for typical users. For more information, see Purchase guide.
For more information about DataWorks, see What is DataWorks?
You can activate DataWorks by using an Alibaba Cloud account or as a RAM user.
If you want to activate DataWorks by using an Alibaba Cloud account, prepare an Alibaba Cloud account first. For more information, see Prepare an Alibaba Cloud account.
If you want to activate DataWorks as a RAM user, create a RAM user and attach the
AliyunDataWorksFullAccesspolicies to the RAM user. For more information, see Prepare a RAM user.
You can log on to the DataWorks console with an Alibaba Cloud account or as a RAM user.
An Alibaba Cloud account owns Alibaba Cloud resources and has all permissions on resources within the account. Resource usage is calculated and billed to the Alibaba Cloud account. You can use the Alibaba Cloud account to create RAM users for your enterprise, manage the RAM users, and grant permissions to the RAM users. To ensure the security of your account, we recommend that you change your password on a regular basis. Do not share your account with other users.
A RAM user is created and managed by using an Alibaba Cloud account in the Resource Access Management (RAM) console. A RAM user does not own resources, and the resource usage of a RAM user is not calculated or billed to the RAM user. The Alibaba Cloud account is used to manage all RAM users within the Alibaba Cloud account in a centralized manner and pay for the resources used by the RAM users.
This section describes the common procedure of activating DataWorks. You can follow the steps to activate DataWorks in a region where DataWorks is available. The items that you can purchase include DataWorks editions, exclusive resource groups, and the Data Modeling service. DataWorks provides Basic Edition, Standard Edition, Professional Edition, and Enterprise Edition. You can purchase the items based on your business requirements.
Step 1: Go to the buy page of DataWorks
Go to the product page of DataWorks, and click Buy Now or Advanced Edition based on your business requirements.
Step 2: Select a region
Select a region based on your business requirements. You can use DataWorks only in the region where you activate the service.
Step 3: Purchase the items that you require
To use DataWorks, you must purchase both a specific edition and pay-as-you-go resources and features. You can also purchase exclusive resource groups and the Data Modeling service based on your requirements.
DataWorks provides the following editions: Basic Edition, Standard Edition, Professional Edition, and Enterprise Edition. You can select an edition based on your business requirements.
Exclusive resource groups
DataWorks provides the following types of exclusive resource groups. You can purchase an exclusive resource group when you activate DataWorks. You can also purchase an exclusive resource group in the DataWorks console after you activate DataWorks.
If you want to run a large number of tasks in parallel, you can use exclusive resource groups to ensure that the requirements of your enterprise for high parallelism in different scenarios are met.
Data Modeling is used to structure and manage large volumes of unordered and complex data. Data Modeling helps enterprises obtain more value from business data. You can select specifications based on your business requirements when you activate Data Modeling.
Step 4: Confirm the purchase order
When you activate DataWorks, the system automatically adds pay-as-you-go features and resources to your purchase order. After you activate DataWorks, you are charged for the billable items of different DataWorks modules based on the pay-as-you-go billing method regardless of the edition of your DataWorks service. For example, you are charged for developing tasks, scheduling auto triggered tasks, scheduling synchronization tasks, monitoring a large-scale workflow, monitoring data quality, and calling DataService Studio APIs in DataWorks based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. For more information, see Overview.
Click Buy Now. On the Confirm Order page, view the order information. If the order information is correct, read the terms of service and select the check box, and then click Pay.
On the Purchase page, view the fee for the DataWorks edition that you select, the fee for the pay-as-you-go features and resources, and the total fee that you must pay. If the information is correct, click Subscribe.
What to do next
The first time you activate DataWorks or you activate DataWorks in a new region, the system generates a default workspace. The default workspace provides built-in cases. You can use the features and modules of DataWorks in the default workspace. For more information about a default workspace, see Built-in logic of a default workspace. You can create workspaces in the DataWorks console based on your business requirements. For more information, see Create a workspace.
You must develop tasks in DataWorks based on compute engine instances. After you activate DataWorks and create a workspace, you must associate the compute engines that you need to use with the workspace as compute engine instances. For more information, see Associate compute engines with a workspace and manage the compute engines.