Signing Up for Dremio Cloud
Dremio makes it easy to sign up and get going in very little time.
Before you sign up, review the list of prerequisites and the list of permissions that you must grant Dremio. Next, sign up for an account by going to dremio.com/get-started. During the sign-up process, Dremio walks you through three steps. The following sections describe each step.
Set Up Your Dremio Account
When you create your Dremio account, you can choose whether to authenticate with a new username and password or with an existing Google, Microsoft, or GitHub account.
Dremio sends an email to ask you to verify your email address. If you chose to authenticate to Dremio with a username and password, the email is sent to the email address that you specified on the sign-up page. If you chose to authenticate to Dremio through an existing Google, Microsoft, or GitHub account, the email is sent to the email address that is associated with the account.
Create Your First Project
You create a Dremio organization, and within that you create a project.
An organization is your account, where you can manage users, roles, and other organization-wide resources.
A project defines the data, compute, and other resources needed for your data lakehouse. A project creates a preview engine that is needed to run preview queries, run metadata refreshes, and process file uploads. An engine is an EC2 instance that incurs AWS costs while running. You can choose to disable the preview engine.
You also select the AWS region in which you want Dremio to create the resources and query engines for the project.
Set Up Your Cloud Connection
You use your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to host your project. (An Amazon VPC can host multiple projects.) You also grant Dremio some permissions through IAM roles or IAM users. The list of permissions that you must grant Dremio is located here.
There are two methods that you can use to grant Dremio the permissions it needs.
- Grant them automatically
- Grant them manually
To use either method, your AWS user ID must have permissions to grant the required resources.
And You’re Done!
After you finish the sign-up process, you are logged into your project and can get started.