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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)

Customizing Redash

While Redash provides a fistful of features and available data sources/visualizations/dashboard layouts/alerts out of the box, it's not always enough to fulfill the needs of all of your users.

Data sources are very dynamic, and it won't be a mistake to note that you can definitely expect at least one/two totally new and not widely known data sources to become mainstream per year.

The same goes for alert destinations. For example, one day an email alert is enough, but as your company expands in new directions, you want Slack or Mattermost, or maybe Skype integration.

Your department manager is happy with the current dashboard layout and visualization type, but tomorrow you get a bigger screen to display your dashboards on, and all of a sudden you need a flower-shaped chart visualization.

If you use one of the closed source legacy dashboarding tools...