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Getting started with the Bodo Platform

This page provides a quick start guide to the Bodo platform and explains its important concepts briefly. We strongly recommend reading this page before getting started with the Bodo hosted workspace.

Basic Terminology


A Notebook is a simple instances of a JupyterLab Server. You can use a notebook to navigate the files in your workspace, define and execute your workflows on the clusters, etc.


A Cluster provides your notebooks with necessary compute resources. Each cluster is tied to a specific Bodo version. A cluster also has additional configuration parameters such as the number of instances, auto-pause duration, etc. You can read more about creating a cluster here.


Workspaces are a basic unit of organization on Bodo platform. You can think of a workspace as a directory on a UNIX file system. Each Workspace contains zero or more Notebooks, Clusters, etc.

Sign up for the Bodo Platform

  1. Navigate to Bodo Platform. If you’re an AWS Customer, you can also sign up through the AWS Marketplace.

  2. Create a Bodo account using your preferred method; you can either use a social login via Github, Google or Microsoft or sign up with your Email. Sign Up Page

Bodo Dashboard

  1. After signing up, you’ll be directed to your Bodo dashboard. Dashboard
  2. Once on the dashboard, you’ll see that a Trial Workspace has been assigned to your organization.


Usually, a Trial Workspace will be provisioned for your account immediately post sign up. On the rare occasion that you don’t see one on your dashboard, try refreshing the page.

Community Edition Workspace

  1. Navigate to the Workspaces Tab from the left toolbar panel. Workspace view

  2. This will take you to your workspace view. Your workspace view contains all your workspaces. Find the Trial Workspace and click on the Enter button to enter the workspace.

  3. Once inside the Workspace, navigate to the Notebooks tab. Notebook view

That’s it, you’re all set to experience Bodo. Follow along one of our tutorials or go through the curated list of bodo-examples. See bodo-examples/hosted-trial-examples for a set of notebooks ready to be run in your free trial environment.

Community Edition Workspace Limitations

Community Edition Workspaces are one of the best ways to get started with Bodo. However, Community Edition Workspaces have certain limitations.

  • A community edition workspace is limited to a fixed quota of 30 compute hours per month.
  • You can delete and provision new clusters and notebooks, but at any given time community edition workspaces are limited to only one notebook/cluster per workspace.
  • All Trial Workspaces come with a preconfigured 2 x c5.2xlarge cluster. You will not be able to configure this, say for example, to select a larger instance size for the cluster.
  • Clusters on Trial Workspaces have no support for Jobs.

We recommend upgrading to Enterprise workspaces to bypass these limitations.
You can contact us to get access to Enterprise workspaces, or subscribe through AWS Marketplace.

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