Getting Started

SquaredUp is a unified visibility layer that provides an end-to-end view of all your business-critical applications. Connect to 100+ data sources through a versatile interface offering flexible dashboarding, effortless monitoring, powerful analytics, and universal search across your tech stack. Powered by our data mesh architecture, SquaredUp lets you correlate your data across teams and tools – all without the costs and complexity of a data warehouse.

Are you ready to visualize your data? This article will walk you through the basics and get you set up with the building blocks for full visibility across your tools and services.

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1. Connect to your data

First, let's connect SquaredUp to a data source that you use regularly, so you can visualize data that is useful to your organization.

Plugins connect SquaredUp to your data sources. There are lots of plugins available with new ones being made available regularly, see SquaredUp: Plugins. Plugins can be used to add new data sources from Data sources on the left-hand menu, which gives you access to their corresponding Data Streams and Objects when creating Dashboards. Most data sources need credentials like an API key, access token or other authentication methods.

Once you have added a data source, it will be listed under Data Sources on the left-hand menu, and the overview page will appear. Each data source has a data source overview page, which is a management page showing all the indexed objects.

More about Data Sources

2. Visualize your data

Many data sources come with dashboards, so you may be looking at your data in powerful graphs on a dashboard right now. You can customize these dashboards by editing tiles or adding new ones. Or you can create a new dashboard and add tiles to visualize your data.

This one minute video shows you how to add a data source and a data tile with a line graph visualization to a new dashboard using the dashboard designer:

For more about how to edit dashboards, or add text and image tiles see Dashboards

3. Add your team

Add your colleagues as users, for a more collaborative approach, and so they can also explore the visualizations available.

More about Users

4. Add Monitoring and Notifications

This short video (2 mins 40) shows how to enable monitoring for a tile and add a new notification rule:

SquaredUp shows you red, amber or green status indicators so you can instantly see if everything is ok or if something needs your attention. The indicators can be seen in several places, for example as dot icons next to a workspace's name or as a highlight color on dashboards.

More about Monitoring

SquaredUp can alert you when the state of any monitor changes by sending notifications.

Simply add a new notification rule in the Monitors section inside a workspace and configure the trigger and destination. See Setting notification rules for more information. You cannot Edit, Pause and Delete destinations from the Monitors page.

More about Notifications

5. Share your dashboard with other users

Take a look at sharing view-only access to your dashboard with users that don't have a SquaredUp user license.

This short video (1 min 41) shows how to easily share dashboards:

More about Sharing

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