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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)

Visualizing Data in a Column

Tabular data is present everywhere! And for most analytics, answers are available in a few important columns. Tables can have many columns, but some columns are more significant than others. Each column in a tabular dataset represents a unique feature of the dataset. Once we have identified a column of interest, our goal in this chapter is to make visualizations in Superset that help us to explore and interpret that data.

In this chapter, we will understand columnar data through distribution plots, a point-wise comparison with reference columns, and charts that are just one-line summaries:

  • Distribution: Histogram
  • Comparison: Distribution box plots for subsets of column values
  • Comparison: Compare distributions of columns with values belonging to different scales
  • Comparison: Compare metrics and distributions between subsets of column values
  • Summary...