Metabase, a free, self-hosted, open source simple data analytics system with complex capabilities.

Metabase, a free, self-hosted, open source simple data analytics system with complex capabilities.

NOTE: This is a re-post of an earlier video, but it has some data blurred out. Apologies for overlooking that with the original upload.

Metabase is a free, self hosted, open source data analytics platform with an intuitive front end GUI, support for multiple database systems including, but not limited to SQL Server, MySQL / MariaDB, Postgres SQL, MongoDB, H2, and many more.

=== Timestamps ===
00:10 – Introduction
05:45 – Install and Setup
17:40 – Using Metabase

=== Links ===
Metabase Home Page:

Docker Install Instructions for LInux:

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  1. barbara hill on July 19, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    thanks for indepth watchable stuff for non techs. Good length, visibility and take on usefulness. Great!

  2. Guang Qing He on July 19, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    thank you very much for sharing this video. It help me a lot of understand the metabase.

  3. Djoudi Abdelouahab on July 19, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    thanks can you put all command to install metabase in comment plz

  4. Aroop Roelofs on July 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    This looks really nice, will be looking into it for my own s00n(tm) 🙂

  5. Junior Lira on July 19, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    great video, My linux version don´t have a visual interface, so that is some solution to change the url on this server?

  6. Hariprasad Dahal on July 19, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Excellent video! Brian, Thank you very much!!

  7. Mario Calderon on July 19, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you very much for this quick and useful introduction.
    Thanks to it I was able to create a complex application with different collections, user groups, dashboards, permissions etc.!!

  8. Mizanul Islam on July 19, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    I follow your every video and try something from there. I tried Metabase on my linux machine with docker. After I download ojdbc7/8/10.jar in /app/plugins, it’s never come up with oracle database connection features in admin. After rebooting the metabase container it’s always shutdown while I download the jar file in /app/plugins or /plugins/.
    Need help regarding this issue. Please help me out to connect metabase with oracle.

  9. Fernando Catacora on July 19, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I cant believe somebody hitting the thumb down button, keep up doing a great job Brian and you should have 1 million subscribers!!!

  10. Drumpf_4_All on July 19, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Awesome vid. Keep it up. I will try this soon.

  11. Carlos Lameiro on July 19, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Excellent video! Thank you for contribution to the open source community! Truly awesome

  12. Francesco Tosi on July 19, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Minute 30, second 56. Your dates from the ebay database are not obfuscated for a tenth of a second.

  13. Billy Patton on July 19, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Am a new user to Metabase and jumped into the deep end to learn. I’ve been able to use variables on the right side of the WHERE but now I need to add GROUP BY. in pseudo code : GROUP BY if {{var1}} is not null then Column1,. if {{var2}} is not null then Column2,. I’ve ben unable to get a CASE or IF-THEN-ELSE to work. I have 1 variables on the WHERE side and I need to account for all of them in the GROUP BY, doing individual questions for each permuntations would be 1024 questions and I need to do this for 13 tables.

  14. Ahmed A on July 19, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you for the helpful videos
    I want to communicate with you in the e-mail because I have some questions
    If possible, the answer is here or through the following email

    I have a project(It relates to a database of the hospital) that is using a data visualization tool called Metabase for project and activity monitoring and would like to develop core programmatic indicators that will represent service utilization, quality of care, and efficiency of the program. What would be the approach to manage the development of these indicators?
    Please, I am waiting for you response as soon as possible