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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

Comparing parts to the whole with segments

Segments in Domo are a way to create specific filters on a dataset and use them as a series in cards. The advantage of segments over other filters is that they show up as a series in the chart while also preserving the context of the whole. So, it is helpful to quickly see the whole in relation to the segment. For instance, you could see the East region's sales in relation to total sales on a line chart. You could also do this with custom beast modes, but segments are a shortcut. Segments work at the dataset level, so once a segment is created, it can be used on any card consuming the dataset.

Let's get a feel for how segments work with an example of creating regional sales segments and applying them to the Sales Trend card:

  1. From the Sales dashboard, click on the Sales Trend card.
  2. In the Sales Trend card detail view, open Analyzer by clicking the beaker icon.
  3. Click SEGMENTS on the Analyzer toolbar.
  4. Enter East...