Getting Started with a Trial Account

You can create a free trial account to try out Cloudera Altus and explore how you could quickly provision clusters and run your workloads in the cloud. The Altus trial account gives you 30 days of access to all Altus services that are generally available. You can also request access to Altus services that are in Beta release.

After your free trial expires, you can contact Cloudera Sales if you wish to continue using Altus and to get more information about reusing the workloads that you have created.

Before you can start using Altus, you must have an AWS account in which to create your Altus Data Engineering clusters and run jobs. You must also be familiar with AWS services and able to create and configure the resources required for Altus clusters and jobs.

For help with using Altus, join the Cloudera Altus community and get answers to your Altus questions.

To get started with Cloudera Altus on a trial basis, complete the following tasks:
  1. Go to the Cloudera Altus page and click Start Altus Trial.

    Create a Cloudera account for your Altus trial.

  2. On the Account Registration page, enter your email address and name and click Submit.

    Cloudera sends you an email with a link to activate your Cloudera account.

  3. Click the activation link to complete the registration.

    Set up the password and security questions for your Cloudera account.

  4. On the Cloudera Web Applications page, click the tile for Cloudera Altus Trial.
  5. On the Altus Trial Access page, fill out the Altus registration form and click Submit.
  6. Accept the Altus agreement for trial products and services.

    By default, your Altus trial user account is designated the Altus account administrator. As an administrator, you have the permissions to create and manage clusters and jobs in your account and generate access keys for the Altus CLI.

    For more information about the Altus account administrator user account, see Altus Account Administrator.

  7. On the Altus console, start by creating an Altus environment.

    The Altus environment specifies the AWS resources you want to use for the clusters and jobs you run on Altus.

    Use the Quickstart to allow Altus to quickly and easily set up an Altus environment with a default resource configuration that meets Altus requirements. You provide your AWS credentials and Altus uses CloudFormation to create a resource stack in your AWS account. For more information about using the Quickstart to set up an Altus environment, see Creating the Altus Environment with the Quickstart.

    If you are familiar with how to create AWS resources, you can use the Wizard to create the Altus environment. The Altus console provides a step-by-step guide to assist you in creating resources in AWS and creating an Altus environment based on the AWS resources you create. You must log in to the AWS console with your AWS account credentials to create the resources. For more information about using the Wizard to set up an Altus environment, see Creating the Altus Environment with the Wizard.

  8. After you set up an environment, you can submit a job and create a cluster on which to run the job.

    For more information about submitting a job, see Submitting a Job on the Console.

  9. If you want to use the Altus CLI, you can download and install the Altus client.

    You can create clusters, run jobs, and perform most tasks on the console. If you want to use the Altus CLI to perform the tasks from the command line, install the Altus client. For more information about installing the Altus client, see Cloudera Altus Client Setup.