Free Data Connect Starter Beta plan retires in January 2017

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Earlier this year, we announced the retirement of the free IBM Bluemix Data Connect (previously IBM DataWorks) Starter Beta plan.

We’d like to remind users still on the Beta plan that it will not be available as of January 5, 2017. Users must switch to either the Starter plan or to one of the subscription plans introduced in December 2015.

What happens now?

You can switch to the paid Starter plan directly through Bluemix from the service instance management screens. You can switch to a subscription plan by contacting your sales representative or by sending an e-mail to

Want to learn more?

You’ll find these links useful:

For a variety of demos and tutorials to help you get started, check out the Data Connect Learning Center from the IBM Cloud Data Services developer advocacy team.

As always, we’re here to help! You can reach out to us on Stack Overflow, dW Answers, or @IBMBluemixHelp on Twitter.

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