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Data Democratization with Domo

By : Jeff Burtenshaw
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Data Democratization with Domo

By: Jeff Burtenshaw

Overview of this book

Domo is a power-packed business intelligence (BI) platform that empowers organizations to track, analyze, and activate data in record time at cloud scale and performance. Data Democratization with Domo begins with an overview of the Domo ecosystem. You’ll learn how to get data into the cloud with Domo data connectors and Workbench; profile datasets; use Magic ETL to transform data; work with in-memory data sculpting tools (Data Views and Beast Modes); create, edit, and link card visualizations; and create card drill paths using Domo Analyzer. Next, you’ll discover options to distribute content with real-time updates using Domo Embed and digital wallboards. As you advance, you’ll understand how to use alerts and webhooks to drive automated actions. You’ll also build and deploy a custom app to the Domo Appstore and find out how to code Python apps, use Jupyter Notebooks, and insert R custom models. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to use Auto ML to automatically evaluate dozens of models for the best fit using SageMaker and produce a predictive model as well as use Python and the Domo Command Line Interface tool to extend Domo. Finally, you’ll learn how to govern and secure the entire Domo platform. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained the skills you need to become a successful Domo master.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Section 1: Data Pipelines
Section 2: Presenting the Message
Section 3: Communicating to Win
Section 4: Extending
Section 5: Governing


In this chapter, we learned that defining an alert strategy is a best practice to avoid alert spam and brings focus to what the important monitoring points and thresholds are in a business area. The alert strategy paired with the alert discovery capabilities brings unparalleled transparency and focus to an organization. We saw how to use a worksheet template to create an alert strategy and then walked through the pertinent functions in the Domo platform for monitoring and managing alerts. Truly, the platform enables us to individually create, publish, and share alerts that put the data to work for us rather than us having to work the data. We can also readily find and subscribe to alerts others have created. Alerts can bring peace of mind knowing that Mr. Roboto is always on duty surfacing triggers for things we know are important and discovering things we may not know in our data.

We learned ways to create alerts at both the card and data levels and discussed functional...