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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)


In this chapter, we've covered the challenges that every data-driven business should expect to come across, and how Redash comes in handy to target those challenges and help shorten the time between questions and answers by allowing the user to query all of their Data Sources from a single place, without moving the data anywhere.

Redash allows you to combine queries and visualizations from different Data Sources in a single dashboard to provide the business department with the most comprehensive overview possible.

In the sections that followed, we went over the main features of Redash, as well as its architecture in brief. In the next chapter, we will cover the installation options and a step-by-step guide to Redash.

If you're planning to use Redash as a hosted service, or if the installation of the software will be undertaken by another department, you can skip the next chapter.