These are chat archives for getredash/redash

2nd
Sep 2015
Charles-Emmanuel
@miniche
Sep 02 2015 17:10
Hi! I'm trying Redash for 2 weeks, very promising project :clap:
I have found it because I'm looking for a data mining tool in open source (like Tableau or Qlikview)
Is it your final goal to offer similar functionnalities in this project?
Arik Fraimovich
@arikfr
Sep 02 2015 17:15

I'm glad you like it so far.

It will never be like Tableau, as re:dash has a bit of a different philosophy, but the goal is to have the best solution to collaborate on data. The current focus is to simplify setup and starting with re:dash, but after that the plan is to add advanced options (like filters/parameters) and additional visualizations.

As the community around the project grows, the pace will accelerate.

Charles-Emmanuel
@miniche
Sep 02 2015 17:58
Great! As I understand, you're more focused on data visualization and dashboards
In fact, I'm dreaming for a project when end-users can make theirs own queries without knowing SQL/NoSQL syntax, just with an interactive query builder (selecting fields, filters and group conditions), based on the current database structure
Around the same idea of collaborating on data, share widgets or results between end-users
Arik Fraimovich
@arikfr
Sep 02 2015 18:02
from the queries I saw, some of them become complex real quick and it's hard to replace that with a visual editor. so as an interim solution, I want to provide those with knowledge of SQL the tools to share more interactive results , so the end users can play with the data without needing to know SQL
Charles-Emmanuel
@miniche
Sep 02 2015 18:03
It's true :) Some queries are little bit complex to be built with an interactive query builder
This is the case when you need to get a single value/stats based on a complex logic
However, the simple fact to have a list or simple grouping can be very useful for a employee, without needed to ask to a tech/engineer profile at each time
Arik Fraimovich
@arikfr
Sep 02 2015 18:07
eventually we will get there too :)
Charles-Emmanuel
@miniche
Sep 02 2015 18:08
:)
It just could be complex to create a hybrid solution between data visualization and data mining, between complex raw SQL queries and custom queries made from a query builder, when filters can be shared between widgets to have consistency data displayed
Arik Fraimovich
@arikfr
Sep 02 2015 18:12
complex, but eventually doable... btw, where are you using re:dash?