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Measure Your Mode Usage with Mode's Discovery Database

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Nate Coleman, Data Scientist

June 15, 2021 3 minute read

We recently launched Mode’s Discovery Database and Discovery API. This release enables data teams to view their organization’s Mode usage through data tables or API.

Visibility into Mode’s usage data helps team leaders surface popular reports, reduce costs by eliminating unused reports taking up space, and manage who has access to reports.

Learn about your organization’s Mode usage with Discovery Database and Discovery API

With Mode's Discovery Database, you can directly query the Mode usage and activity data of your organization. The knowledge provided with Mode’s usage data helps admins tailor their database and data governance structures for secure, optimal performance.

  • The Discovery Database places Mode usage metadata (information on users, reports, query text, query runs, etc.) into a table accessible through Mode. This release is available to all Enterprise and Business Users. You can see all the available data by checking out the Discovery Database schema.

    This data is provided via Secure Data Sharing by Snowflake, which enables Mode to share usage data with you in a way that’s both scalable and secure.

  • Discovery API for Enterprise customers exposes Mode usage metadata to external applications for reporting or other tasks (available for Business users as an add-on). You can see available resources on our developer's page.

The benefits of data discovery

To highlight why we’re so excited about the Discovery Database, we’ve pre-built a few dashboards using this data and open-sourced them so they can be seamlessly implemented at your organization.

You can leverage the following pre-built reports—User Management, Organization Activity, Data Resource Monitor—by cloning them into your Mode organization.

Clone these pre-built dashboards into your Mode organization

Organization activity

You can clone this sample organization dashboard to track how members of your Mode organization are engaging on the platform over time. Visualizing trends in analysis creation and dissemination is vital to measuring adoption for your data-related initiatives.

Mode Analytics

Database resource monitor

You can clone this sample database resource monitor dashboard to help monitor and manage your database resources. This report gives visibility into which users, reports, and queries are putting the most load on your databases that are connected to Mode.

Mode Analytics

User management

You can clone this sample user management dashboard to help you manage members of your Mode organization. You can track the number of active users and see users who haven’t logged into the platform recently. You can also identify your most frequent Mode users by seeing who is creating and viewing the most analysis in your organization.

Mode Analytics

To learn more, visit our resource pages for Discovery Database and Discovery API. See how usage data can help you grow your analytics initiatives in this webinar.

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