We need compute to run our notebooks and this is achieved by creating a cluster. A cluster is merely a number of Virtual Machines behind the scenes used to form this compute resource. The benefit of Azure Databricks is that compute is only chargeable when on.
Let’s now click the Clusters icon and set up a simple cluster. Once you have loaded the page you can use the “Create Cluster” button.
Click through for an explanation of what each of the settings means.