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Graph viz toolsset meets SQL/DB explorer tool. Metabase to the rescue! As a developer I really love love this tool…

I ❤️ Metabase .

You can provide users with report pages in your application… or you could give them access to a whole array of tools at their disposal. You’ll empower them to create awesome dashboards and data visualizations.


Since MetaBase is Open Source you can download it for free!

GitHub Logo
Click the GitHub Logo to visit MetaBase on Github




You can try out Metabase on Docker, put the following commands in your favorite command line:

docker run -d -p 3000:3000 --name metabase metabase/metabase

After running the command, visit http://localhost:3000/ to view Metabase on your local environment. After a quick setup you can pick a datasource:

Datasources that work with Metabase

  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Mongo
  • SQL Server (Microsoft)
  • AWS Redshift
  • Google BigQuery
  • Druid
  • H2
  • SQLite
  • Oracle
  • Crate
  • Google Analytics
  • Vertica
  • Spark
  • Presto
  • Snowflake

There is an example database included so you can checkout the graph capabilities of Metabase. So you don’t even need a dataset or database credentials in order to get a first impression of metabase.

Pie chart in MetaBase
Example Pie chart in MetaBase

Pie charts, Bar charts, Line charts you name it, select the data and the tool will graph it for you.

Graph in Metabase
Example bar graph in Metabase

Metabase Dark Mode

In order to use MetaBase in Dark mode: (just like SaMauto (Dark by default)

First enter fullscreen mode: just click the screen icon in the top right of the dashboard. Using fullscreen mode you can switch the dashboard into “Night mode” (Dark mode) for higher contrast (black on white)