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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)


A dashboard layout presents a set of charts in a way that viewers can scan them and get key insight. Layouts make use of different components such as a heading, divider, and data filters.

We'll work with all of the dashboard components available in the Superset v0.28 release. By breaking down examples, we'll create the dashboards for Chapter 1, Getting Started with Data Exploration; Chapter 5, Comparing Feature Values; and Chapter 7, Mapping Data That Has Location Information. Our familiarity with the charts and the dataset will be critical in helping us to make the right decisions about the layout.

Hopefully, in this section, we'll improve our intuition for building dashboard layouts that are effective in reporting insights for any set of charts.

Making a...