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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

Chapter 4: Sculpting Data

Artistic sculpting requires the ability to see the potential for a work of art in raw material. The sculptor has a range of tools at their disposal to shape raw stone into something more valuable. Data analysts, similar to sculptors, can see potential in raw data to answer questions. Analysts also require tools to shape and refine the raw data. The Domo platform has many tools to enable data sculpting.

If you are not a technical data manipulation guru, then don't worry. Domo has a very approachable graphical drag-and-drop tool that requires no coding and any business analyst can use. However, if you are a SQL expert, Domo also has tools to enhance your scripting skills for sculpting data.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing the sculpting tools for persistent datasets
  • Using ETL dataflows
  • Using the DataFlows page
  • Using SQL dataflows