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Apache Superset Quick Start Guide

By : Shashank Shekhar
Book Image

Apache Superset Quick Start Guide

By: Shashank Shekhar

Overview of this book

Apache Superset is a modern, open source, enterprise-ready business intelligence (BI) web application. With the help of this book, you will see how Superset integrates with popular databases like Postgres, Google BigQuery, Snowflake, and MySQL. You will learn to create real time data visualizations and dashboards on modern web browsers for your organization using Superset. First, we look at the fundamentals of Superset, and then get it up and running. You'll go through the requisite installation, configuration, and deployment. Then, we will discuss different columnar data types, analytics, and the visualizations available. You'll also see the security tools available to the administrator to keep your data safe. You will learn how to visualize relationships as graphs instead of coordinates on plain orthogonal axes. This will help you when you upload your own entity relationship dataset and analyze the dataset in new, different ways. You will also see how to analyze geographical regions by working with location data. Finally, we cover a set of tutorials on dashboard designs frequently used by analysts, business intelligence professionals, and developers.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Making a dashboard

Making a dashboard in Superset is quick and easy. Just go to Dashboards and create a new dashboard. In the form, fill in the Title and a string value in the Slug field, which will be used to create the dashboard's URL, and hit Save:

Edit Dashboard form

Open the dashboard and select the Edit Dashboard option. Because we have two seemingly unrelated datasets, we can use the Tabs dashboard component to see them one at a time:

Insert components list when editing dashboard

Once you have added a Tabs component, insert the two charts you just made using the Your charts & filters option:

Dashboard for Chapter 1: Getting Started

The dashboard URL syntax is http://{address}:{port number}/superset/dashboard/getting-started. Replace the address and port number variables with the appropriate values, and you can use this link to open or share your dashboard.

Our dashboard is ready and live for users with accounts on the web server. In the next chapter, we will learn about user roles. After that, you will able to get your favorite collaborators to register. With them on board, you can start collaborating on charts and dashboards for your data analysis projects.