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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)

Setting up an NGINX reverse proxy

We are going to set up NGINX as a proxy server that will retrieve resources on behalf of a client from the Gunicorn web server. NGINX has many functionalities and it is the most popular proxy server in use. We will use it primarily to redirect connections when someone enters a registered web domain name in their web browser, or the external IP address directly into our Superset web server.

We will set up SSL certification for the NGINX proxy server. This way, web connections to our web app will always be encrypted and secure. More popular browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, will show a warning if the web page does not have an SSL certificate. No worries, we will get the certificate!

We will first install NGINX in our GCE instance. GCE runs an Ubuntu OS:

# Install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nginx 

The NGINX service is now installed...