Data Visualization

Data Visualization news, information, and how-to advice

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Data notebook for Python, R gets reworked for the web

JupyterLab creates powerful and fluid live data notebooks powered by Python, R, and other superstars of big data programming

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Tableau 10 gives users the features they want

A UI makeover and new data-synthesis features driven by user feedback aim to keep Tableau ahead of competitors like Qlik and Microsoft

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3 tips for better data visualizations

How to take your skills beyond simply mastering visualization software and make your charts more persuasive

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The next steps for Spark in the cloud

Simply having Spark in the cloud isn't enough. What matters is what it can connect to and how easy it is to use

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6 Splunk alternatives for log analysis

Splunk may be the most famous way to make sense of mass quantities of log data, but it's far from the only player around

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Why self-service is everything in BI and big data

Empower users to acquire and manipulate the data they really need, and BI can become a magnitude more useful -- and much less work for IT

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Python-only no more, IPython becomes Jupyter

Julia, R, Scala, JavaScript, Matlab, and Bash are among the supported languages for the recomposed IPython

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When cable companies and fashion magazines invest in big data (literally)

The parent company of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Wired acquired big data vendor 1010data -- an unlikely match. Can a media group recoup such a half billion dollar investment?

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Visual ETL considered harmful (to your skills)

Why hasn't the ETL process evolved with the times?

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4 cases where the ancient skill of data story telling will come in handy

The data interpreter is one of the 5 hottest jobs in data. Data interpreters are in fact data story tellers, who help executives make sense of the data they get

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6 innovations from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

New offerings around business intelligence, collaboration, data visualization, email, and private clouds should be on your radar

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5 hot jobs in data

Not so long ago the "sexiest job of the 21st century," the Data Scientist is now joined by a couple other hot job titles in the data industry. Do you think you may be a Data Wrangler, a Data Shaman, a Data Interpreter, or even a Data...

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

After six months of beta availability, the service is coming out, with more updates on the horizon

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Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best

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Review: Qlik Sense 2 chases Tableau

Combining rich visualizations with ease-of-use extras, Qlik brings powerful analytics to the rest of us

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Debunked! 9 myths about big data and Hadoop

These unfounded beliefs about budget skills, technology, and technology fit can lead you astray

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Review: Microsoft Power BI is no Tableau (yet)

Microsoft’s BI as a service offering is capable and inexpensive, but lacks fine-grained control over visualizations

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Dell brings advanced visualization to analytics platform

Partnership with data visualization specialist Datawatch gives Dell's Statistica analytics platform new capabilities for business analysts

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