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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)

A detailed walk-through of the selected Data Sources

The aforementioned Data Sources represent the vast majority of the most frequently used Data Sources, and you can easily use the other Data Sources by using them as examples.

For instance, here we are covering a connector for PostgreSQL, and you can use it as a baseline for all of your SQL-based Data Sources, such as Vertica or MySQL.

For each of these Data Sources, we'll review and explain the Data Source fields that are used in setup (most of the fields should be self-explanatory).

Connecting to PostgreSQL

After selecting the PostgreSQL Data Source from the list, the PostgreSQL Data Source page is displayed and the user is prompted for the following information: