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Quick BI

A new generation of business Intelligence services on the cloud

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Overview

Delivering analytic capabilities once reserved for professional analysts, Quick BI allows you to perform data analytics, exploration, and reporting on mass data with drag-and-drop features and a rich variety of visuals. Quick BI enables users to perform data analytics, exploration, and reporting, and empowers enterprise users to view and explore data and make informed, data-driven decisions.


Benefits

Data Sources

  • Supported data sources: RDS, ADS, MaxCompute, MySQL and SQL Server databases hosted on ECS instances, and local files.

Data Portals

  • Drag-and-drop, flexible data modeling, advanced visualization, and easy portal building.

Embedded Dashboards

  • Embed dashboards into your existing systems and enjoy access without an additional login.

Access Control

  • Manage users and organizational units and apply row-level access control. When a report is viewed by multiple users, users can only view sections they are authorized to access.


Product Details

Intelligent Analytics Suite Quick BI provides enterprises with a complete suite of analytics including data connectivity, data processing, visual self-help analytics, and data sharing to enhance the effectiveness of their data operations.


Features

Data sources

Connects to a wide range of data sources, including MaxCompute, RDS (for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server), Analytic DB, HybridDB (for MySQL and PostgreSQL). Provides a standard interface for retrieving the metadata and data of data sources.

Data modeling

Supports OLAP modeling of data sources, and converts data sources to multi-dimensional analytics models. Supports semantics such as dimensions (dates and locations), measures, star schema, and snowflake schema. Allows you to define calculated fields. The product allows you to edit the existing SQL script of the data source to customize your dimensions and measures.

Dashboards

Enables users to build dashboards with visualization components. Supports 17 chart types, including line, pie, column, funnel, hierarchy, bubble geo, geo, and card. Also allows users to insert filter bars, TAB pages, Iframe content, and text areas in the form of widgets as well as link multiple charts.

Workbooks

Allows users to perform analytics in a spreadsheet environment. Supports row-based and column-based filters, basic and advanced filters, subtotals, auto-sum, and conditional formatting.

Portals

Allows users to build portals from dashboards in a drag-and-drop manner. Supports embedded links (for dashboards), templates, and menu structures.


Fast data-driven decision-making

Recommended Integrations

RDS + Quick BI

Resolve Challenges

Effort to read data

Business users often needing to rely on IT professionals to design SQL statements for multi-dimensional analytics.

Effort to produce and maintain reports

It takes a long time to deliver updates and new code to the backend analytics system.

Cost of visualization

Reporting libraries such as Highcharts deliver an unsatisfactory experience and demand high-cost.


Integration with existing systems

Recommended Integrations

RDS + Quick BI

Benefits:

Easy adoption

Easy to adopt and suitable for a wide range of user groups.

Fast data consumption

Integrates with existing systems to enable rapid analytics and data consumption.

Unified interface

Provides a unified and manageable interface for users to access data, eliminating the need to use multiple systems.


Access control of transactional data

Recommended Integrations

Log + RDS + Quick BI + MaxCompute

Benefits:

Row-level access control

Fine-grained access control. For instance, a regional manager can only view the data for the region they are responsible for.

Rapid response to change

The applicability of metrics has to change frequently to address business growth, posing the need to respond quickly.

Consistent computing performance across multiple data sources

Robust cloud infrastructure and platform underlayer allow you to connect to different data sources with consistent and reliable performance.


Getting Started

Quick BI increases the ability of everyone to use data and greatly shortens the time period from business need to desired result.

Using Quick BI Through the Management Console

The Management Console provides users choice of deployment regions and direct access to the product. You can start using the product by logging into the Quick BI Management Console and enjoy full access to data sources, visual analysis, report analysis, organize user management.

Alibaba Cloud Documentation

To use Quick BI, please review the Quick BI Documentation to learn more about this product.


FAQs

1. How to get started with Quick BI?

If you have already registered with Alibaba Cloud, you can log on to the Quick BI console from your account.

2. Can I log on using a RAM user?

Yes. You can purchase a Quick BI subscription using the primary account. Then you can create RAM users for your employees to log on with RAM users.

3. How to synchronize data source changes to datasets?

In the dataset list, select and edit a dataset and then click "Sync Table Schema."

4. How to change the display settings for measurement?

There are two types of display settings you can make measurements.

Many options allow you to set the display name of a measurement, including:

  • Display name in a table

  • Display name in a tooltip

  • Display name in a caption of a pie chart

Additionally, when using charts that involve axes, such as column charts and line charts, you can change the display settings for the captions on the axes.