• Benadette Wambui

Data Visualisation tools for Companies

Data visualisation is a trans disciplinary field that deals with the graphic representation of data. It is the most efficient method of communication when presenting a lot of data. Let us look at an example:


Supposing you own a gold mine but you can’t harness the gold from that mine. So, what is the point of owning it? Same applies to big data. There is no point in collecting large chunks of big data if you fail to churn it and harness the information lying beneath it. To resolve this issue, data visualisation tools are exactly what you need. These tools show us various insights of the collected data. Today, we will discuss some of these popular visualisation tools for big data.


Google chart


Google is well known for the user-friendliness offered by its products and Google chart is not an exception. It is one of the easiest tools for visualising huge data sets. Google chart holds a wide range of chart gallery, from a simple line graph to complex hierarchical tree-like structure and you can use any of them that fits your requirement.


Datawrapper


Datawrapper is a data visualisation tool that is gaining popularity fast, especially among media companies which use it for presenting statistics and creating charts. It has an easy to navigate user interface where you can easily upload a CSV file to create maps, charts and visualisations that can be quickly added to reports.


Qlikview


QlikView is a product of Qlik, a software company based in Pennsylvania, United States. QlikView is one of the fastest growing Business Intelligence and Data Visualization tools which is easy to engage with. It provides Associative Search which makes decision-making so much easier. Its Associative Experience lets you focus on the most relevant data, whenever and wherever you require. It provides a real-time collaboration with co-workers and partners, a comparative analysis of data, lets you combine your pertinent data into a single app and makes sure that the right people of the organization have access to the information, through its reliable security features.


Infogram


Infogram is a data visualization and infographic company. It lets you choose from more than 1 million images to make infographics. It makes accessing data easy by letting you edit the data in the editor and connect to your desirable cloud service. Some of its users are Deloitte, Nielsen, Skyscanner, and MSN. It’s easy to use steps makes the educators, journalists and business professionals to conveniently visualize their data. It has created over 4.8 million infographics, that are viewed by over 500 people every month.


Tableau


Tableau makes you see and understand your data by combining data from multiples sources in few clicks. Through this you can create interactive and flexible dashboards making use of custom filters and its drag and drop functions.You can share your data and dashboards quickly with Tableau online and Tableau server. It also has a plentiful of online video tutorials which make it easy to use, especially for the non-techies.


Tibco spotfire


Tibco Spotfire is an analytics and business intelligence platform which gives you a quick insight into your data. It is available in Desktop, Cloud and Platform Editions. It has an artificially intelligence driven recommendation engine which dramatically shortens data discovery time. Its feature of Data Wrangling helps you to quickly spot data outliers, inconsistencies, and deficiencies.


Watson Analytics


Watson Analytics is IBM’s cloud-based analytics service which helps you to quickly find insights in your data. When you upload your data on Watson Analytics, it shows you the questions it can help you to answer and then provides you with data visualisations instantly based on it. Its other key features include smart data discovery, simplified analysis, accessible advanced analytics, self-service dashboards.


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