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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)

Dashboards and Practical Tips

After reviewing all of the possible visualization options in Redash, it's about time that we learn how to wrap and present it to the relevant entities.

Dashboards are usually the culmination of an analytical process, so it's a real opportunity to enhance the effect of these insights, thus making interpretation of the results nice and easy.

A single visualization can help you spot a trend, while a well planned dashboard can give you multiple trends for numerous metrics, more of a 360° view of the problem, and truly back a business decision (for example, expanding to a vertical or completely abandoning a moderately profitable campaign).

On the other hand, lack of planning in the presentational layer might cause the viewers of the dashboard to miss the point, or get only a partial picture of the topic presented.

In this chapter, we will...