Setting up the Visualization Dashboard

We can use Grafana, an open-source technology, to create a business intelligence dashboard. This will allow different users to set up their own queries and visualizations, or easily slice through data in a visual way for non-technical users.

Start by setting up Grafana on your system:

  1. macOS

    brew update
    brew install grafana
    brew services start grafana
  2. Debian or Ubuntu

    # Note These are instructions for Grafana Enterprise Edition (via APT repository),
    # which they recommend. It includes all the Open Source features and can also use
    # Enterprise features if you have a License.
    # Setup Grafana Keys
    sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https
    sudo apt-get install -y software-properties-common wget
    wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
    # Add repository for stable releases
    echo "deb stable main" &&
      | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grafana.list
    # Install Grafana
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install grafana-enterprise
  3. Windows

    Use the Windows installer available at the Grafana website.