Rockset Integrates with Retool
December 21, 2020
released an integration with Retool, the low-code platform that allows
developers to build internal tools in a matter of minutes. With this
integration, developers can build performant internal tools for customer
support, marketing operations, customer 360, fraud investigation, logistics
monitoring, and streamlining operations, in record time.
Every business today is accelerating its digital transformation to meet the
increasing demands of customers, partners, and employees. Instead of relying
only on batch analytics and historical data, businesses are learning to use both
historical and real-time insights to automate critical business processes and
operate at a pace faster than ever before.
“Gone are the days when employees tolerated static dashboards that took minutes
to refresh. With millennials taking on increasing responsibility in the
workplace, the reality is that nobody will use your internal tool if it is any
slower than Instagram,” said Venkat Venkataramani, co-founder and CEO of Rockset.
“Rockset is the first database that gives developers fast and easy access to
real-time analytics at cloud scale, while Retool completely transforms the way
internal tools are built. The joint Rockset and Retool solution allows anyone to
build incredibly powerful, blazing-fast internal tools in just minutes.”
Built by the creators of RocksDB, Rockset automatically builds a Converged
Index™ on any data — including structured, semi-structured, geographical, and
time series data — for high-performance search and analytics at scale. When
combined with serverless operations, it is a game-changing approach to making
real-time analytics fast, flexible, and easy. Retool is a low-code platform that
speeds the process of building internal tools by delivering the UI building
blocks to quickly launch internal apps. It also simplifies app development by
easily connecting to APIs and data sources like Rockset.
build internal tools using Rockset and Retool, the developer workflow is
simplified down to three steps:
Continuously index different data sources: Connect to data sources such as
MongoDB, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, Apache Kafka, Amazon S3, Google Cloud
Storage, and more, for continuously indexing data.
Create data APIs: Write a SQL query and save it as a Query Lambda to create a
Build a UI using Retool: Drag and drop UI components that query data from
Rockset using REST APIs.
“Our goal is to change the way developers build software. We’ve saved engineers
hundreds of thousands of hours building internal applications. But we’ve also
saved millions of hours for the sales, marketing, support, operations, legal,
and finance teams who spend hours every day on those internal applications,”
said David Hsu, founder and CEO of Retool. “What stood out for me about Rockset
is that it delivers millisecond-latency queries on the most recent data, without
any of the usual operational burden. This means Retool users can now quickly
build blazing-fast internal tools that enable rapid decisions on the freshest