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Metabase

Metabase is an easy way for everyone to ask questions and learn from data. It is an open-source business intelligence tool that lets you create charts and dashboards using data from a variety of databases and data sources. You don't need to know SQL to create visualizations, but Metabase supports SQL for advanced customization.

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Why use Metabase on Plural?

While the learning curve to set up dashboards and visualizations with Metabase is low, deploying and setting up the application itself is complex and requires specific (cloud) infrastructure, networking, and Kubernetes knowledge.

Plural helps you deploy and manage the lifecycle of open-source applications on Kubernetes. Our platform combines the scalability and observability benefits you get with managed SaaS offerings with the data security, governance, and compliance benefits of self-hosting Metabase.

If you need more than just Metabase, look for other open-source data infrastructure tools in our marketplace of curated applications to leapfrog complex deployments and get started quickly.

Metabase’s websiteGitHubLicenseInstalling Metabase docs

Deploying Metabase is a matter of executing these 3 commands:

plural bundle install metabase metabase-aws
plural build
plural deploy --commit "deploying metabase"
Read the install documentation

Metabase

Metabase is the easy, open-source way for everyone in your company to ask questions and learn from data.

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Features

Take a tour of Metabase.

Supported databases

Installation

Metabase can be run just about anywhere. Check out our Installation Guides.

Contributing

To get started with a development installation of the Metabase, check out our Developers Guide.

Internationalization

We want Metabase to be available in as many languages as possible. See which translations are available and help contribute to internationalization using our project over at POEditor. You can also check out our policies on translations.

Extending Metabase

Metabase also allows you to hit our Query API directly from Javascript to integrate the simple analytics we provide with your own application or third party services to do things like:

  • Build moderation interfaces.
  • Export subsets of your users to third party marketing automation software.
  • Provide a specialized customer lookup application for the people in your company.

Check out our guide, Working with the Metabase API.

Security Disclosure

See SECURITY.md for details.

License

This repository contains the source code for both the Open Source edition of Metabase, released under the AGPL, as well as the commercial editions of Metabase, which are released under the Metabase Commercial Software License.

See LICENSE.txt for details.

Unless otherwise noted, all files © 2022 Metabase, Inc.

Metabase Experts

If you’d like more technical resources to set up your data stack with Metabase, connect with a Metabase Expert.

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