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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)


Let's take a look at the charts made in this book. Then, we'll analyze example dashboards made using those charts.

Getting started with Superset

We looked at the dataset of Stack Overflow questions between 2008 and part of 2018. We visualized the number of questions per year and noted accelerated growth between 2008-2013 and slower growth afterward, using a line chart:

Overview of the Stack Overflow questions dataset

We plotted the Ethereum transaction volume and noted the increase between 2015 and 2018:

Overview of the Ethereum transaction dataset

Visualizing data in a column