– Ben Martens

Free Kusto Cluster

I’ve written before about the Kusto big data tool (aka Azure Data Explorer or ADX.) If your Azure budget was tightly restricted, you might not have a good way to play around with it and get enough confidence to push for it with your management.

Now you can visit and create a cluster for free very quickly! It’s obviously not a full-blown cluster but you can do plenty of exploration (more info.) I’ve been using one for my own random home projects and it’s great!

The Kusto docs have a good guide for getting started with the language and there’s even a short introductory course available too. If you have access to Pluralsight courses, here are some good ones to check out:

Keep calm and Kusto on!

Disclosure: I work for Microsoft.