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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)

Explaining the script

The script is the core of all the cloud based installation options. Regarding an image-based installation, you don't have to dive into the details of this script, but if you want to install Redash manually (or are just curious about the internals), it's better to take a quick look at it.

In case you intend to use the script for production environment:

For small scale deployments you can use it as is.

But for large scale deployments where Redash is mission critical, and needs to be Highly Available, it's recommend that you set up a separate server for PostgreSQL and Redis, as well as set up at least 2 servers for Redash for redundancy.

The number of celery workers can be modified based on your usage patterns.

Let's break the script into parts while going over it.

At first, we set Redash base installation path...