How Airbnb customized Superset for business intelligence at scale

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By: Erik Ritter, Grace Guo, Jesse Yang, John Bodley, and Zuzana Vejrazkova

Introduction

At Airbnb, many employees rely on data every day to do their jobs. While several different tools are used for analysis, at the core of Airbnb’s self-serve business intelligence (BI) solution is Apache Superset™ (“Superset”).

Superset is an open-source data exploration and visualization platform designed to be visual, intuitive, and interactive. It enables users to analyze data using its SQL editor, and easily build charts and dashboards. It began at Airbnb in 2015 as a hackathon project, was open sourced in 2016, and joined the Apache Incubator program…

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