What Is Metabase

Metabase is an open-source business intelligence tool that lets you create charts and dashboards using data from a variety of databases and data sources. Metabase users don’t need to know SQL to create visualisations, but Metabase supports SQL for advanced customization.


  • Support of Various Databases

    Metabase supports RDBMS, Columnar DB, Flat files, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc.

  • Rich Toolkit

    Metabase provides various kinds of exporting options like pdf, jpeg, png, csv, etc., dashboard designer module with drag drop interface, more than 30+ visualisation options and map, email scheduling capabilities.

  • Extensibility

    Metabase has API support for every frontend function, thus allowing to automate things and build custom UI also. Also, it provides an opportunity to add your own chart, chart customization, your own DB function and aggregate function.

  • User Role Management

    Metabase provides 4 layers of security like organisation, role, user, and profiles.

  • Automatic Distribution

    With Metabase you can share reports or dashboards automatically daily, monthly, or after any specified time directly to an email list.

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    Mprove is a self-service business intelligence app that can build a comprehensive self-service BI for your company, which works with PostgreSQL, Clickhouse, and BigQuery.

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