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Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By : Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon
Book Image

Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By: Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon

Overview of this book

Data exploration and visualization is vital to Business Intelligence, the backbone of almost every enterprise or organization. Redash is a querying and visualization tool developed to simplify how marketing and business development departments are exposed to data. If you want to learn to create interactive dashboards with Redash, explore different visualizations, and share the insights with your peers, then this is the ideal book for you. The book starts with essential Business Intelligence concepts that are at the heart of data visualizations. You will learn how to find your way round Redash and its rich array of data visualization options for building interactive dashboards. You will learn how to create data storytelling and share these with peers. You will see how to connect to different data sources to process complex data, and then visualize this data to reveal valuable insights. By the end of this book, you will be confident with the Redash dashboarding tool to provide insight and communicate data storytelling.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Introducing Redash

Nowadays, every business creates vast amounts of data. Whether it’s plain logs, usage statistics, or user data, businesses tend to store it.

But without proper analysis and usage, this data just occupies space (S3s, self-hosted Hadoop clusters, regular RDBMS, and so on) and resources (someone must maintain the servers; otherwise, the data is lost).

The ultimate goal is to try to make the data work for the benefit of the company.

Data analysis rapidly expands beyound the domain of enclosed research departments and penetrates almost every department along the company's verticals.

The trend is that data insights move from business-supporting to business-generating roles.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Data challenges experienced by companies on a daily basis
  • Ideal tools to target challenges
  • Meeting Redash
  • Redash architecture