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Apache Superset


What Is Apache Superset

Apache Superset is an open-source software application for data exploration and data visualization able to handle data at petabyte scale (big data).The application started as a hack-a-thon project by Maxime Beauchemin while working at Airbnb.

Superset provides:

  • An intuitive interface for visualizing datasets and crafting interactive dashboards
  • A wide array of beautiful visualizations to showcase your data
  • Code-free visualization builder to extract and present datasets

Superset is also cloud-native in the sense that it is flexible and lets you choose the:

  • Web server (Gunicorn, Nginx, Apache),
  • Metadata database engine (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB),
  • Message queue (Celery, Redis, RabbitMQ, SQS, etc.),
  • Results backend (Redis, S3, Memcached, etc.),
  • Caching layer (Redis, Memcached, etc.)