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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)

Extending Redash code

In case just using the API doesn't suit all your needs, you are more than welcome to get into the code itself, and if the feature is useful for other people/organizations, it's more than encouraged to create a Pull Request and become a Redash Contributor.

Familiarity with Docker/Node.js/Python/Angular.js/React.js/Git is highly recommended.

Installing Redash for development

The first thing we need to do is install a local Redash for the development process.

There are two options to do this:

  • Use a Docker-based development environment
  • Use a regular development environment
  • Connect to a remote server while running the frontend locally