Introduction to Data Visualization in SingleStoreDB

Introduction to Data Visualization in SingleStoreDB


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In the digital era where data has been heralded as the 'new oil', businesses across sectors are racing to harness its power. But data in itself is not enough; it's the real-time processing and intuitive analytics that transform this data into actionable insights. That's where the harmony between SingleStore and Explo comes into play. SingleStore, known for its blazing-fast operational analytics and modern relational database, combined with Explo, a customer-facing analytics platform, sets the stage for businesses to not just view data, but to interact with it, understand it, and leverage it for decision-making. Dive with us into this synergy, as we unpack the benefits, use-cases, and the unparalleled advantages of integrating these two powerhouses.

Step 1: Install and Set up SingleStoreDB and Explo

Before integrating, you need to have both SingleStoreDB and Explo installed and set up. To sign up for an account with SingleStoreDB's cloud offering, you may go here. To sign up for an Explo account, go here.

Step 2: Get Credentials from SingleStoreDB

First, login to SingleStoreDB and click on the three dots of your workspace, then click 'Connect Directly'

Navigate to BI Tools and 'Other' to see your credentials

Finally, whitelist the Explo IP addresses in the Firewall tab.

Step 3: Establish a Connection from SingleStoreDB to Explo

Once both platforms are set up, you can establish a connection from SingleStore to Explo. In the Explo dashboard, go to the 'Data' tab and choose 'Connect Datasource'. Choose 'SingleStoreDB' as your database, fill in your SingleStore credentials and establish the connection.

Step 4: Create SingleStoreDB Dashboard

Once your data is imported, you can start creating dashboards. Navigate to the 'Dashboards' tab and click 'Create Dashboard'.

Step 5: Write SQL

In the dashboard, write SQL to access your data. Click 'Save and Run' to see a sample of your data.

Step 6: Create a Chart

Visualize your data via a chart in Explo. Drag on a chart, select the dataset to create a visualization from, define the x-axis and y-axis for the chart, then watch as you created your first visual from raw warehouse data!

Step 7: Embed in Your Application


In wrapping up our deep dive into the dynamic pairing of SingleStore and Explo, it's clear that the age of passive data consumption is behind us. The future lies in interactive, real-time analytics that not only inform but empower businesses to act with precision and foresight. The melding of SingleStore's high-performance data management capabilities with Explo's user-friendly analytics platform is a testament to the strides the tech world is making towards more accessible and powerful data-driven decision-making. Whether you're a business leader, a data analyst, or just a curious enthusiast, this integration heralds an era where data becomes more than just numbers; it becomes a tactile, interactive, and invaluable asset for growth.

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