Setting Up Your Dev Tier Account

Get started with the Dev Tier by connecting your preferred cloud data platform. Here, we'll walk through how to connect to Snowflake.


Don't have a Snowflake account?

If you don't have a Snowflake account, here's how to create a free trial account with

Signup for

  • Go to
  • Enter your first and last name, email address, and the name of the company you work for.
  • Choose your preferred authorization account.

Step 1: Select your preferred cloud data platform.

  • Select either Snowflake, Databricks, or BigQuery. If your data platform is not available, select Don't see your data platform?.

Step 2: Connect to your data.

For Snowflake, locate and enter your Snowflake account name.
- Enter your username and password for your Snowflake account.
- Select Connect to Snowflake.


Step 3 : Configure your connection.

Once Snowflake is successfully connected, you'll be able to select a Role, Warehouse, and Database from the dropdown menus. Once your choices are made, select Configure.


Step 4: Build your first Data Service with Ascend.

  • Create your first Project and Pipeline name.
  • Select Start building to explore the Ascend platform with your own data or select View Tutorials to start with an Ascend tutorial and publicly available data.