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Run open source big data frameworks with your Azure free account

Get started with 12 months of free services to run frameworks like Apache Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka

Popular services free for 12 months

55+ other services free always

Here's just some of what you can do with Azure

Run open source analytics at scale

With Azure HDInsight, easily run Apache Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and other popular open source frameworks at global scale.

Stay up to date

HDInsight supports the latest open source projects from the Apache Hadoop and Spark ecosystems.

Simplify monitoring

Use HDInsight to connect to Azure Log Analytics and monitor all your clusters from a single interface.

Take advantage of free products

These products are free up to the specified monthly amounts. Some are always free to all Azure customers, and some are free for 12 months to new customers only.

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Try Azure free—then only pay for what you use

After your USD$200 credit, only pay for what you use beyond the free amounts of services. With pay as you go, there’s no fee to maintain your Azure free account, and no upfront commitment. Cancel anytime.

Join the Azure community and get your questions answered live

Get started with confidence by joining the weekly Azure Live Q&A session led by Azure experts. Learn how to get free services, architect solutions, manage resources, deploy apps and databases, and save money.

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Ready? Here’s a review of how it works

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Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of popular services and 55+ other services.
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After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep getting popular services and 55+ other services. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.

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After 12 months, you'll continue getting 55+ services free always—and still only pay for what you use beyond the free monthly amounts.