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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)


After taking a close look at airports in South-East Asia, let's take a view of global flight routes. We saw that there are many airports almost everywhere on the world map. There will be exponentially more flight routes. So, to get a view of flight routes that we can comprehend and summarize while looking at one chart, we filter for flight routes that start from the city of Tehran, in Iran:

Setting the parameters for flight routes across Asia

You can select Fixed Color and Stroke Width to change the aesthetics of the Arc map. We can see that Iran in 2017 has only one international flight route, to Saudi Arabia:

The flight routes in Asia (the other place names are not important)

We will now use the Map Style feature of the Arc chart to use satellite images. This time, we select one of the largest cities in the world, and one that is mentioned in the chronicles—...