Need a cloud provider account?#

Coiled creates and manages Dask clusters in your own AWS or Google Cloud account. There’s no cost for having an account and both have free-tier offerings for many services, though you’ll pay for the resources you use when you create Dask clusters.

If you’re not ready to create your own cloud provider account, but would still like to try Coiled, we can set you up with a trial on our account. Reach out to us at with a brief note about how you’re using Dask.

If you would like to learn more about how to use Dask, Coiled offers live tutorials.

To learn about other ways to deploy Dask, see the Dask documentation on deploying Dask clusters.

How do I choose a cloud provider?#

Coiled offers the same, or equivalent, features on both AWS and Google Cloud, and both cloud providers offer fairly similar features at fairly similar costs.

One consideration is where you currently store your data. If you are using Amazon S3, then we recommend AWS. If you are using Google BigQuery, then we recommend using Google Cloud.

If you’re starting from scratch, either should work well! AWS is more mature and has data centers in more locations across the world. More people are familiar with AWS, but many people think that Google Cloud has a more developer-friendly user experience.

Microsoft Azure#

Coiled does not currently support Azure. There are several open source solutions for deploying Dask that do support Azure, including: