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Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By : Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon
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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)

Supported Data Sources

Every business, especially a constantly business, has different data storage demands, and often they can't be fulfilled by a single Data Source. Although there are several Data Sources that can be considered all-around players (for example, PostgreSQL), there is no silver bullet that targets all needs, and it's not a rare case to see more than one Data Source in use.

The following is a real world example.

A company uses MySQL for financial transaction management, ElasticSearch is used to provide users with quick text search on their stored data, and Google Analytics is used to track their website metrics.

As of the current Redash version (version 5.0.0 at the time of writing this book), the following Data Sources are supported:

Not all the supported Data Sources will be displayed all the time, since not all of the Data Sources have all their...