Adding a Cluster Definition

Firstly, locate the cluster definitions page from dropdown menu at the top of the application.

cluster definitions menu

The following steps detailed in this documentation require you to at least have BI Developer permissions.

Select the Cluster Definition Type

Cluster Definitions have various types which determine what tasks they can be used in and what options can be configured for them.

Cluster Definition Type Description Used by
Databricks Cluster (Azure) Spin up Apache Spark clusters on-the-fly using Azure based Virtual Machine configurations. Databricks, Spark SQL Statement
Databricks Cluster (AWS) Spin up Apache Spark clusters on-the-fly using AWS based Virtual Machine configurations. Databricks, Spark SQL Statement

Configure the Cluster Properties

The next page in the form will prompt you to configure the various specs and software that is used in the cluster. If you need a refresher on what makes up a Cluster Definition read Cluster Definition Concepts.

There are no validation steps required for Cluster Definitions, this is because all information is populated based on the type and is verified against the cloud provider.