Why create your own Community Connector
Community Connectors can help you to quickly deliver an end-to-end visualization solution that is user-friendly and delivers high user value with low development efforts. Community Connectors can help you build a reporting solution for personal, public, enterprise, or commercial data, and also do explanatory visualizations.
- If you provide a web based service to customers, you can create template dashboards or even let your users create their own visualization based on the users' data from your service.
- Within an enterprise, you can create serverless and highly scalable reporting solutions where you have complete control over your data and sharing features.
- You can create an aggregate view of all your metrics across different commercial platforms and service providers while providing drill down capabilities.
- You can create connectors to public and open datasets. Sharing these connectors will enable other users to quickly gain access to these datasets and dive into analysis directly without writing any code.
By building a Community Connector, you can go from scratch to a push button customized dashboard solution for your service in a matter of hours.
The following dashboard uses Community Connectors to fetch data from Stack Overflow, GitHub, and Twitter. Try using the date filter to view changes across all sources:
This dashboard uses the following Community Connectors:Community Connector gallery. The Community Connector gallery now has over 70 Partner Connectors connecting to more than 400 data sources. Once you have completed the Codelab, view the Community Connector documentation and sample code on the Data Studio open source repository to build your own connector.