Metabase - extract data from DB or live queries?

Hi all, I’m just starting to get acquainted with Metabase. I’m hoping someone can help me understand if I connect my DB to metabase, does metabase extract the DB into its own DB or does it run all its queries live in the connected DB?


Hi @dgagliardi
It runs all the queries live - but Metabase has a cache feature, which would then return the cache instead of querying to a time period. See more about cache in the documentation:

run the queries live ??

do u mean, run all the queries for each table you have in your DB and stores in the metabase cache??

@anonymous Let’s keep your question in your topic: Cache Time-to-live (TTL)