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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)

API usage examples

The use cases for an API can be (but are definitely not limited to) any of the following:

  • You want to use Redash query results but visualize them with your own proprietary charts. For example, you have an existing dashboard with your own visualizations and styles, and you only want to use the data from Redash. The query results export was made exactly for that.
  • You can trigger a query refresh by using an external scheduler.
  • Backup and restore (for example, export all of your queries to files).
  • Add/remove users as a post action from your other products. For example, new user logins to your system can trigger automatic user creation in Redash, and the same is true for user deletion.
  • Auditing and monitoring can be used to see how many jobs are running at the current time in the system, report query freshness, calculate the most active users, and much more. Of...