Custom data analytics solution built for today's market needs and scale.

data, analytics, big-data, visualization, nosql, cluster, mongodb, elasticsearch, realtime, chart, graph
npm install joola@0.8.18



Joola is a data analytics and visualization middleware designed to help you quickly build custom, embedded data analytics applications.

  • Simple, flexible and powerful JSON to describe your data and push to Joola.
  • Intuitive query using JSON syntax makes it easy to analyze or visualize your data in blazing speed.
  • Embed seamlessly into existing sites, including single-sign-on and advanced features.

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Main Features

  • Big-data, supports distributed caching and processing to cope with big-data needs.
  • Real-time data processing. Display analytics as they arrive.
  • Fast, advanced caching algorithm. Avg. query time of less than a few seconds.
  • Embed quickly, seamlessly integrate with your site.
  • Scalable, run on a single machine or a node-based matrix.
  • Secure, role-based, multi-tenant, data segregation.
  • Extend, easy to add more data sources, authentication and cache middleware.

Getting Started

$ npm install -g joola


Joola can be used as a Docker container file to support easy playing around and testing. Docker will pull the latest docker image and run Joola in a container for you.

$ docker run -p 8080:8080 -it joola/joola


We have included a Vagrant file to support easy playing around and testing. Running vagrant up will install all needed dependencies and allow you to run Joola in a sand boxed virtual environment.

# Clone this repository
$ git clone
$ cd joola
# Update submodules containing chef recipes
$ git submodule init
$ git submodule update
$ npm install

$ vagrant up
# wait for the box to come online
$ vagrant ssh

# once in the box
$ cd /vagrant
$ node joola.js

We have configured the VM to use 2 CPUs with 2048MB of memory, but these can be configured from Vagrantfile if you prefer different settings.

Verifying installation

Access REST API using cURL:

$ curl http://localhost:8080/system/version?APIToken=apitoken-demo

{ "version": "joola version 0.9.0" }

Learn more about getting started with Joola

Push your first event

Using cURL:

$ curl \
     --include \
     --request POST \
     --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
     --data-binary "[{
       \"article\": \"Sample Analytics\",
       \"browser\": \"Chrome\",
       \"userid\": \"\",
       \"ip\": \"\",
       \"referrer\": \"\",
       \"visits\": 1,
       \"loadtime\": 123
     }]" \

Learn more about pushing data

Draw your first visualization

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <script src=""></script>
  <script src="http://localhost:8080/joola.js?APIToken=apitoken-demo"></script>
  joola.on('ready', function (err) {
    if (err)
      throw err;
    var options = {
      caption: 'Visits over Time',
      query: {
        timeframe: 'last_minute',
        interval: 'second',
        dimensions: ['timestamp'],
        metrics: ['visits'],
        collection: 'demo'

Learn more about analytics and visualizations


We would love to get your help! We have outlined a simple Contribution Policy to support a transparent and easy merging of ideas, code, bug fixes and features.

If you've discovered a security vulnerability in Joola, we appreciate your help in disclosing it to us in a responsible manner via our Bounty Program.

If you're looking for a place to start, you can always go over the list of open issues, pick one and get started. If you're feeling lost or unsure, just let us know.


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Copyright (c) 2012-2015 Joola Smart Solutions. GPLv3 Licensed, see LICENSE for details.