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Connecting to Apache Superset / Preset

Apache Superset is a business intelligence web application that makes it easy for users of all skill sets to explore and visualize their data, from simple pie charts to highly detailed geospatial charts.

Superset is open-source software and can be downloaded and hosted on your own servers for free. To avoid the complexity of hosting it yourself, we recommend using Preset, a managed SaaS service on top of Superset.

To get started

Install the driver

If you self-host Superset, you must install the Firebolt driver. If you use Preset, you can skip this section and go to Set up the connection below.

To install the driver, see Adding New Database Drivers in Docker in Superset documentation. Use firebolt-sqlalchemy as the driver name in requirements-local.txt.

Set up the connection

In the Superset UI, go to Data > Databases > Add Database.

The connection expects a SQLAlchemy connection string of the form:


This is currently available in the latest master branch in Superset and will also be included in the Superset v1.4 stable release when it is available.