When I was 12 years old I was the only person in my class with a Playstation 1. Everyone else owned a Nintendo 64. It’s something that is even more clear in the ” 90s nostalgia” world we live in today. How often do you see a post/meme on social media or reddit talking about Goldeneye, Zelda, Mario Kart or Smash Brothers in comparison to any PS1 game?
Re:dash is an open source data collaboration and visualisation tool that allows you to share dashboards across your business. Designed because of the bloated other tools that data teams had to use when connecting to Redshift.
We’ve trailed the open-source version (release of late 2016: 0.12) and you can see what I think about the tool in the review below.
This is probably the most generic title I can come up with but at my current company we are looking into new ways of visualising and sharing our data within the company.
This sounds like it should be very easy to find but after the guys from WagonHQ got bought by Box there seems to be quite a gap in the SQL dashboarding landscape.
We used Wagon for quickly pumping out some shared chart we can embed into a page, which we can then send across the office. Nothing complicated. We use Redshift as a data warehouse.
Keep in mind that when I’m saying the tools below are “bad” or “not working” it’s because they aren’t doing the thing I want them to do. Doesn’t mean its a crap platform or wouldn’t work for you.
Lots of the work we do, and one of the many things we use our SQL tool for, is for small little investigations (wouldn’t want to call it growth hacking but something similar).
This means writing quick, single queries with an output that only needs to he looked and shared at for 5 minutes and then never again. Mode in this instance doesn’t feel like the right tool for the job but we (kinda) go it to work for part of the business.