Just in time for Christmas (or too late for Hanukkah 🤷‍♂️), we introduce: Redash v6. This version comes after a short beta period in which some more bugs were squashed. 🐛

What’s new in this release?

  • We have 5 new data sources: Apache Kylin, Databricks, IBM DB2, Druid and Rockset.
  • There are fixes and improvements to 11 existing data sources (MySQL, Redshift, Postgres, MongoDB, Google BigQuery, Vertica, TreasureData, Presto, ClickHouse, Google Sheets and Google Analytics).
  • The Query Results data source can now load cached results, just use the cached_query_ prefix instead of query_.
New Heatmap Visualization (pictured here: when people write their queries)
  • On the visualizations front we added a Heatmap visualization and updated the table and counter visualizations.
  • Alerts got some fixes and a new destination: PagerDuty.
  • You can now turn live autocomplete on and off in the query editor (although we’re working to make it better, so you wouldn’t want to).
  • Fast queries will now load faster. 🏃‍♂️
  • We improved the layout of visualizations and content on smaller screen sizes. 📱
  • For those of you who like sharing, you can now enable the ability to share ownership of queries and dashboards and let others to edit them. Check the Settings page to enable this feature.

And all in all, it just a better version of Redash 👌

In this release we had help from 38 contributors. Thank you, everyone 🙏
How to upgrade? If you’re a SaaS customer, you don’t need to do anything — we always run the latest and greatest for you. 😎 If you’re using a self hosted instance, read the instructions 🔗 (make sure to read them all, including the troubleshooting part!).

What’s next?

We’re currently hard at work at keeping improving the parameters experience in Redash:

  • Better flow for adding parameters to a dashboard (no more making sure every parameter spelled the same), simpler UX around updating parameter values and more.
  • Support for parameters in embeds and shared dashboards.

As always, we’re happy to get feedback from you. You’re welcome to share it here in the comments or the forum.