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Signing up for the data fabric trials
Signing up for the data fabric trials

Signing up for the data fabric trials

Experience the integrated architecture and automation of the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service data fabric by signing up for a free trial. After you sign up for a trial and provision Cloud Pak for Data as a Service, you can quickly get up to speed on the data fabric solution by working through tutorials that demonstrate a typical business scenario.

Accessing the data fabric trials

First, read a description of the IBM data fabric solutions. Then, access the data fabric trial that you want to try:

Signing up for data fabric trial

A IBM Cloud account is required to provision the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service services for the data fabric trials. If you are a current IBM Cloud account member, login with your IBMid. New members can obtain an IBMid by creating an IBM Cloud account.

To sign up for a data fabric trial:

  1. Click one of the following links to open the Try page for a data fabric use case:

  2. Select the Service region where your data resides or where you want to host your services. You can see the available services for the region.
  3. Review and accept the terms by clicking the checkbox.
  4. If you are a current IBM Cloud account member, choose Log in with your IBMid.
  5. For new account members, choose Create an IBM Cloud account. You need to provide the following information:
    • A valid email address and password.
    • The verification code emailed by IBM Cloud. The code expires after 30 minutes.
    • Personal information such as Name, Country, and Phone number.
    • Acceptance for both the Terms and Privacy notices.
    • Billing and Payment information. Charges are not incurred for the trial.
  6. The included services in your region are automatically provisioned for each use case that you select. Regional availability affects the provisioned services. You can manually provision other services from the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service Services catalog.
  7. Choose Go to IBM Cloud Pak for Data to view the home page.

Complete a data fabric tutorial

The data fabric automates common business use cases in data integration, governance, customer service, and AI. A set of tutorials for each use case provides sample projects to get you started. See Data fabric tutorials to choose a tutorial.

Included Cloud Pak for Data as a Service services

Many Cloud Pak for Data as a Service services are automatically provisioned when you sign up for the data fabric trial. In addition to the data fabric services, the trials include an instance of IBM Cloud Object Storage. You can manually provision other services from the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service Services catalog. See IBM Cloud services in the IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a Service services catalog for a description of the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service services. Following are the included services for each use case:

  • Multicloud data integration

    • DataStage (automatic)
    • Watson Knowledge Catalog (automatic)
    • Watson Query (manual)  
  • Data governance and privacy

    • Watson Knowledge Catalog (automatic)  
  • Customer 360

    • Match 360 (manual - beta)
    • Watson Knowledge Catalog (automatic)  
  • MLOps and trustworthy AI

    • Watson Studio (automatic)
    • Watson Machine Learning (automatic)
    • Watson Knowledge Catalog (automatic)
    • Watson OpenScale (automatic)

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Parent topic: Getting started