Getting Started

Knowi is a cloud or on-premise solution that enables insights from multi-structured data.


Key attributes of the solution:

  1. Secure connectivity to underlying datasources
  2. Ability to discover, query, clean, aggregate and pipeline data across heterogeneous datasources
  3. Native integrations to NoSQL and SQL based datasources
  4. Multi-datasource Joins
  5. An optional elastic store to track query results.
  6. Data Visualization, Ad hoc Analysis, dashboards & reports
  7. Seamless share & embed capabilities.

Quick Start

In this Quick start example, we'll use the UI to connect to our pre-configured MongoDB database in the cloud to visualize and analyze data from it.

Note: For datasources inside the network, we provide an agent that securely connect from inside the network. See Cloud9Agent for more details.

  1. Login to Knowi and click on Queries

  2. Click on New Datasource+ from the right menu bar.

  3. Select MongoDB from the list of datasources. Pre-configured settings are available to access our Knowi demo MongoDB database.

    MongoDB Connect

  4. Click on Test Connection and a 'connection successful' popup will appear.

  5. Click Save, then click on the Configure Queries link on the success bar.

  6. For datasources with direct access, we will automatically pull a list of collections along with field samples (or column names for relational databases). Queries can be auto-generated using the UI, or can be written directly into the query box.

    Following is an animated GIF on how to discover, query and generate insights from the data quickly:

    MongoDB Connect

  7. Click Create & Run after filling in all the necessary details.

    Create visulaization1

  8. Click Create Visualization and then click Save. It will open up a modal window to enter the name of the widget.

    Create visulaization2

    Enter the required information in the modal window and click on +Create to create a new widget.

    Create visulaization3

  9. Go to the dashboard, click on widgets, and drag and drop the newly created widget into a dashboard.

    MongoDB Connect

    Dashboards can be shared and embedded in a few clicks and also includes a range of visualization options, on the new widget along with powerful filter and data manipulation capabilities.

    Summary: In a few simple steps, we've connected, discovered and visualized data from MongoDB.