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A2 This Week: Getting Interactive With Your Data Visualizations
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Re: Data Viz is the future
  • 4/15/2014 12:55:22 PM
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Pierre,

 

I agree. There are a few vendors who can actually meet the challenge of working directly with client data in demos. But there is still a lot of work to do in making Javascript libraries and other visualization tools directly accessible in BI.  The gap between custom development and ad-hoc visualization requests is still gigantic. One of my points will be about bridging that gap so that visualization and BI go hand-in-hand instead of being their own silos.

Re: Data Viz is the future
  • 4/15/2014 11:32:20 AM
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i haven't seen many data visualization tools in action, but I have seen demos of SAS Visual Analytics (from this site's sponsor) on several occasions -- and they never fail to impress, both from the perspective of speed of analysis as well as ease of data manipulation. Definitely worth playing around with, I would think.

 

Re: Data Viz is the future
  • 4/15/2014 11:25:26 AM
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That's  a great question, Beth! The comparison should come up a lot over the next year with more vendors offering dashboards and more developers find unique ways to leverage programming platforms like R. I am seeing more visualizations with Javascript libraries, and more ways to implement those libraries into other programs.  That may not be a fit for every professional environment, but it does offer custom development possibilities for the user.

Re: Data Viz is the future
  • 4/15/2014 10:32:00 AM
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...analytics software vendors do talk a good game...Oh yes, they do. But as long as they're still talking there is work left to be done. 

Does anyone remember the vacuum salesmen who would drop some dirt on your carpet to show you how absolutely wonderful their vacuum worked?  When will data viz get to the point where the salesman walks into an office and asks to drop some of your data into her wonderful visualization machine? Instead of talk-talk-talking she could show you how well it worked and then you would have to buy it right now.

Re: Data Viz is the future
  • 4/15/2014 9:17:23 AM
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PC, and analytics software vendors do talk a good game here about making their visualization software easy to use for all types of users. I wonder how true that really is, though?

Data Viz is the future
  • 4/14/2014 5:58:19 PM
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A picture is worth 1000 words and a good YouTube tutorial is worth 1000 pictures.

In the same way, as computational power continues to become less and less expensive, visualization software will use more power to give us better insights and insights we didn't expect. It needs to (and will) become interactive so the non-experts can run their own investigations.



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