Redash is a powerful open source query and visualization tool that helps you make sense of your data. It connects to variety of data sources and also includes a native connector for Rockset. In this post we will demonstrate how to use Redash to build rich dashboards on Rockset data sets.
Look for "Rockset" in the New Data Source view.
To configure the data source, you should give it a name and an API key that you can create in the Rockset console. In most cases you can leave API Server as is, using
Create the data source and you are ready to query Rockset! On the first load you might need to give some time for Redash to preload the schema of all Rockset tables. Once that's done, you should see a list of all Rockset collections in your account and you can start executing SQL statements. Click
Create in the nav bar and then
Query to start your SQL query.
By default, Redash shows you a table with results of the query. However, you can also build rich visualizations based on your results. Click on
New Visualization, and from there you can select many different visualization options, such as Bar charts, Pie charts, Scatter plots and others. You can also add the visualization to a dashboard that will automatically refresh as new data comes in.
Find more info on the Rockset-Redash integration in our docs. Give it a spin and let us know what you think!