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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

Accepting new content requests

New content is the lifeblood of a healthy data democracy. There will always be the next question to be answered and we need an effective way to capture and prioritize all the requests. To get a feel for the magnitude of demand, in a $2 billion manufacturing enterprise, there was a backlog of over 30,000 distinct requests created in a year for information. Not surprisingly, the users stopped requesting information because, at the time, the capacity to deliver was 10 requests a month. Yes, depressing isn't it? As great as the Domo platform is, there is a lot of pent-up demand in organizations for information. It is wise to have a strong request, review, prioritize, and assign or reject procedure in place to focus the energy applied to answering relevant questions.

Fortunately, the Domo platform includes tools to capture and manage requests. Using Projects and Tasks, we can set up work queues for vetting requests and migrating requests to the best...