Hi there! Thanks for asking.
The free version is still indeed free.
<b class="Bold">Discover Subscription </b>
If you want to start free, the Discover Subscription is right for you and this is what you're signed up for by default.
With this subscription, you can still pip install on your laptop, an ec2 machine, or even a big server and all your development work will be free. You will only pay for on-demand production work (interactive, jobs, or predictive services) launched onto EC2 through our deployment module:
But, we start you out with 30h of production time on EC2 so you can still try out our deployment experience. So definitely check it out!
<b class="Bold">Develop Subscription</b>
If you'd like some extra attention (responsive email support) and a reduced rate for those jobs launched to EC2, then the low-cost Develop Subscription is right for you.
<b class="Bold">Deploy Subscription</b>
This is the subscription you should choose once you've deployed an application (data pipeline, batch job, or predictive service) built on GraphLab Create. This gives you production-grade support, unlimited production time on each server you have a license for and gives you the flexibility to elastically scale your production through EC2. This subscription also comes with 4 free develop subscriptions so this is an ideal package for a small team building and deploying predictive applications.
I hope that helps clarify! Please feel free to email us directly with any other questions on pricing:
Cheers and happy creating!