Book Image

Data Democratization with Domo

By : Jeff Burtenshaw
Book Image

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

Using the Domo Python SDK

Domo provides an SDK for Python 3. The Python SDK is a library of Python functions that wrap the Domo APIs, so they are exposed as simple Python functions. Being able to use Python to interact with Domo APIs directly or through the SDK opens a world of possibilities for extending Domo. Let's set up our Python environment.

Setting up Python for Domo

To use Python for Domo, you will need to install Python version 3 and install the Domo SDK, as follows:

  1. Download and install Python from
  2. Install the Python libraries required by executing each of the following commands from the command line in Windows or in Terminal for Mac:
    pip3 install fuzzywuzzy
    pip3 install pydomo
    pip3 install pandas

Getting the client ID and client secret

We will also need to get credentials to securely access the APIs. Here's how to do this:

  1. To get the client ID and client secret, go to