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What is Hex?

Hex is a modern, collaborative workspace for data science and analytics.

The fastest way to work with data, together

Hex is an integrated environment that helps you do amazing work with data, whether you're using SQL, Python, or no-code. Hex combines the best of traditional data science notebooks, with integrated AI assist, easy-to-build data apps and reports, and advanced collaboration, so your data and business teams can use data in new ways.

Data-driven organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, use Hex to reduce time-to-insight and make better decisions faster. Hex enables teams to:

  • Maximize speed and quality of data work with zero-setup, multi-language notebooks.
  • Find insights worth reporting with fast ad hoc and exploratory data analysis.
  • Operationalize data with interactive dashboards, reports, and data apps.
  • Tighten the feedback loop on both published artifacts and underlying code.
  • Empower everyone to make data-informed decisions.

How is Hex different?

Hex is a new kind of data tool, built to be more integrated, collaborative, and powerful than existing point solutions.

Hex builds on traditional data notebooks

Hex takes the iterative workflow so beloved in data notebooks and brings it to the cloud. One key difference is Hex’s reactive execution compute model, which makes analyses more interpretable, reproducible, and performant. Other Hex features are natural extensions of the notebook format to make them both more accessible and more powerful:

Hex lets you build beautiful, interactive data apps and reports

Traditional dashboarding tools can be rigid and difficult. Hex is built to be flexible and fast, allowing you to query, transform, and visualize your data in a bunch of different ways to find answers. Then, when you're ready to share, Hex makes it easy to publish your work as an interactive experience that anyone can use.

  • Fast iteration: Hex lets teams quickly iterate on new analyses and reports, moving seamlessly from ad hoc exploration to operational dashboard with built-in charts, a drag-and-drop App builder, and version control.
  • Collaboration: Hex tightens the feedback-loop by allowing you to control permissions and separate comments on your published artifacts from comments on your underlying code.
  • Parameterization: Hex lets you add interactivity to any analysis, report or dashboard with input parameters. Quickly filter, group, and pivot your data to find insights faster.
  • Transparency: In Hex, you can optionally share a dashboard or report with Can View permissions to give more technical stakeholders a peek under the hood. Stakeholders can also drill down into the underlying data using Explore, or set up scheduled runs with email or Slack notifications to stay informed.

Resources to get started

Here are a few resources to help you get started:

  • Browse our Use Case Gallery of sample projects to get inspired.
  • Check out our video library for how-tos and tutorials.
  • Browse templates in the ? menu in the bottom left of your project.

Don't hesitate to reach out to [email protected] or chat with us live from the ? menu in the bottom left of your project.