Signing up for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

Cloud Pak for Data as a Service is a set of services that include the core services of IBM Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, and Watson Knowledge Catalog, plus other IBM Cloud services.

To use Cloud Pak for Data as a Service:

  1. Sign up for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service by logging in to your IBM Cloud account from the Try Cloud Pak for Data as a Service page.
  2. If you want to create your services in a different IBM Cloud service region than the one selected by default, select a different region.
  3. If you don’t have an IBM Cloud account, create one.
  4. On the Select account screen, select the account and resource group where you want to use Cloud Pak for Data as a Service. If you belong to an account with existing services, you can select it instead of your account. You won’t see the Select account screen if you have only one account and resource group.

Note: Be sure to stay with your default browser during the activation process. If you find yourself at the IBM Cloud Dashboard, just return to the Try Cloud Pak for Data as a Service page and follow the link to log in with an existing account.

Watch this video to see how to sign up for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service.

Figure 1. Video iconSign up for an IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a Service account
This video shows you how to sign up for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service including an IBM Cloud account.



After you sign up for Cloud Pak for Data as a Service, use your IBM Cloud account to log in at https://dataplatform.cloud.ibm.com.

If you’re the only user in the account, you’re all set! As owner of the IBM Cloud account that activated Cloud Pak for Data as a Service, you have the necessary permissions to add services, projects, catalogs, and so on.

To set up your account with additional users so that they can share services and resources, see Set up additional account users.

Next steps

Go back to Get started and complete the relevant steps for you.