This guide will take you through the steps necessary to get up and running with the Bruinen app. Visit the links for more detailed instructions on each step.

1. Sign up for an account

To use Bruinen, you’ll first need to create an account. Visit here and sign up with your email or Github account. You will be prompted to add your organization name and optionally add an organization profile image. You will then be prompted to invite team members — your team can also be added later through the dashboard.

2. Add a source and dataset

Now that your Bruinen account is active, the first step is to add a data source. Details about supported source types and connection requirements can be found here.

Once your source has been added, you will need to add a dataset for one (or more) or the tables contained in your source database.

3. Build your ontology

You can now begin modeling your ontology by creating your first blueprint. See here for more information, including property types and instructions for updating and deleting blueprints.

Once your first blueprint is created, you can immediately begin exploring your data. However, if you’d like to model relations between your objects, you’ll need to add another blueprint based on another dataset. Once added, you can create a relation between them.

4. Explore your data

Now that your basic ontology has been set up, you’re ready to begin exploring your data through the “View” section of the sidebar:

  • If you want to dig into a specific object, visit the “Objects” tab to see information about individual objects and their relations. See here for more details.
  • For more complicated analyses, visit the “Pipelines” page. Pipelines allow you to define step-wise transformations (filters, derivations, etc.) on your objects. Visit here for more details on what pipeline steps are allowed.
  • To create visualizations of your data, visit the “Workbooks” page. See here for more information.