Oscar fundamentals

Oscar is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) big data analytics platform, that allows users to rapidly discover business insights by automating advanced machine learning and predictive analytics. Putting the power of data driven decisions in the hands of every user.

A browser based analytics platform that allows any user to perform advanced analytics in an interactive storydashboard, a combination of self-service, on-demand visual queries and ad hoc analytics. Machine learning such as regression, time series and more are accessible through simple point and click for any user.

Oscar is built on top of a state of the art big data architecture including Spark Streaming and Hadoop so that it can scale with your business.

Quick start

Getting started with Oscar is easy. The left side bar menu provides easy navigation when getting started with Oscar.

  • Select 'Create Dashboard' if you have already uploaded data or want to use one of the samples
  • Choose 'Upload Data' if you have a new dataset you would like to use
  • Select 'Connect to Database' to access larger datasets and/or connect to a database
  • Use 'My Folders' to navigate your dashboards and datasets
  • Select 'Received Dashboards' to navigate through dashboards that have been to sent to you
  • Select 'Received Datasets' to navigate through datasets that have been to sent to you
  • Choose 'Trash' to see items you have deleted
  • Click 'Refresh' to see any changes

Perform bulk actions using the bottom bar menu, such as deleting or moving files between folders.

See below for more details on getting started with Oscar.


To upload data to Oscar begin by selecting “Upload Dataset”, search through your drives and select the dataset you want to upload. Oscar will automatically guess the field delimiters but you can change them on the following page. The option is also there to change headers and preview any changes.

On the next page you may choose what Oscar does with nulls and what should be considered nulls in the data set. The final step is naming the data set.For connecting to databases or large files please see the guide in section…

For connecting to databases or large files please see the guide in imports

Creating a dashboard

To create a storydashboard begin by selecting ‘Create Dashboard’ from the side menu, choose a name and description for the dashboard. Choose your data sets, you may choose multiple here. Click submit and then select your new dashboard from 'my drive' under 'My Folders' on the left side bar.

Finding your files

Navigate your drives by using the available filters, “Dataset, Dashboard, Image, Video, Script, SQLscript, Model” or by using key words.