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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

Leveraging Beast Mode

Beast Mode is a data sculpting tool that works within the scope of a single dataset and enables a mixture of SQL/Excel-like functions to be applied to datasets to create new calculated columns. Beast Mode values only live in the Adrenaline cache. They are a good place to put business logic and transformations that are closely associated with a single dataset. Examples of common Beast Mode function types are aggregate, date and time, mathematical, string, and logical.

Next, let's take a tour of Beast Mode Manager.

Touring Beast Mode Manager

Beast Mode Manager is where you can create and find Beast Modes across all datasets. Let's quickly walk through the Beast Mode Manager page, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 5.7 – The Beast Mode Manager page

Let's look at the main features of the Beast Mode Manager page:

  • Beast Mode Manager Access: This is the icon you click on to get to Beast Mode Manager...