Getting Started with Yellowbrick 6.2

Welcome to the Getting Started Guide for Yellowbrick Data Warehouse Version 6.2!

What's New in Yellowbrick 6.2

Yellowbrick Data Warehouse runs natively in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), using a Cloud Data Warehouse Manager (CDWM) control plane built on Kubernetes. The data warehouse is provisioned with Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure hardware instances and provides a cloud-based SaaS platform for in-depth analysis of high volumes of data.

The Yellowbrick Manager GUI provides quick and simple access to the system. You can use this single web-based interface to:
  • Provision and manage Yellowbrick instances within your deployment, setting limits and policies for hardware resources. You can use the auto-suspend feature to set an idle timeout value and manage the cost of resource consumption in the cloud.
  • Create and manage one or more Yellowbrick clusters per instance, with flexibility for assigning workloads or specific queries to different hardware resources as needed. Databases are independent of clusters; work within a particular database can be attached to different clusters with adjustable hardware and WLM resources.
  • Create and manage users and roles, databases, schemas, tables, and other database objects.
  • Bulk load tables from object storage via the Load Assistant or a SQL command (LOAD TABLE). Loads from parquet files are supported, as well as text and csv.
  • Run queries, create database objects, and monitor activity.

You can also connect to clusters using your own ODBC and JDBC applications and Yellowbrick ybtools.


  • Yellowbrick Manager supports the current version and the last two public releases of the following browsers:
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Edge
  • Before loading your own data from object storage, make sure you have your AWS or Azure account credentials ready at hand.
  • Be sure to install Version 6.2 ybtools before using these tools to connect to Version 6.2 databases. The currently supported tools are ybsql, ybload, and ybunload.

Additional Resources

  • Videos to help you get started with Yellowbrick 6.2, available from Yellowbrick Manager
  • Sample data sets for load and query testing, available from the Query Editor in Yellowbrick Manager

Yellowbrick Manager Profile

You may prefer running Yellowbrick Manager in "dark mode"; to switch from light to dark mode, go to the far-right "login" menu and select Profile.

A few other profile settings are also available.