Data Visualization - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21603 en Yahoo acquires social data visualization startup Vizify http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/yahoo-acquires-social-data-visualization-startup-vizify-237825?source=rss_data_visualization <p>Yahoo has acquired Vizify, a company that turns social media data into interactive visual aids such as infographics and videos, adding to the Internet giant's string of acquisitions designed both to get talent and access to new technologies and services.</p> <p>In this instance, Vizify in Portland, Oregon, will be closing down the service and refunding its paid customers. From Wednesday, Vizify will not be accepting new users, the startup wrote on its <a href="https://www.vizify.com/yahoo#transition">website</a>.</p> Business Intelligence The Industry Standard Yahoo Data Visualization M&A Startups Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:41:43 +0000 admin 237825 at http://www.infoworld.com Tracking with metadata: It's not all bad http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/tracking-metadata-its-not-all-bad-237834?source=rss_data_visualization <p>Metadata has had a bad rap lately, with disclosures tying its collection to <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2044883/us-court-renews-permission-to-nsa-to-collect-phone-metadata.html" target="_blank">government spying programs</a>. But those bits of information lurking behind our phone calls, photos and online chats can be useful in other ways if they're harnessed properly.</p> Business Intelligence Big Data Data Visualization Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:36:19 +0000 ccraig 237834 at http://www.infoworld.com Splunk's big data promise: Google for your visual analytics http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-visualization/splunks-big-data-promise-google-your-visual-analytics-237803?source=rss_data_visualization <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/BigData440x330.jpg" alt="Splunk's big data promise: Google for your visual analytics" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Splunk Enterprise <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-management/splunk-combs-log-files-hidden-problems-344">started its life</a> as a log-analysis tool, but it has <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/splun Big Data Business Intelligence Big Data Data Visualization Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237803 at http://www.infoworld.com IPython founder details road map for interactive computing platform http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-visualization/ipython-founder-details-road-map-interactive-computing-platform-236429?source=rss_data_visualization <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/python_scripting_pod.jpg" alt="IPython founder details roadmap for interactive computing platform " width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>IPython, for "interactive Python," has been gathering steam as a mechanism for interactive computing and data analysis and visualization.</p> Big Data Data Visualization Development Tools Python Open Source Software Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:10:11 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236429 at http://www.infoworld.com Big data analytics star in VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5 update http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/big-data-analytics-star-in-vmware-vcenter-log-insight-15-update-234023?source=rss_data_visualization <p>Over the last 10 years, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-10-benefits-server-virtualization-177828">server virtualization</a> has solidified itself as a key component to shrinking the hardware footprint of the modern data center. However, what hasn't decreased during this process of consolidation is the amount of data created on a daily basis from the devices, the physical servers, the virtual machines, and the operating systems and applications that live on each of these instances. In most of these cases, the data has become magnified.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Big Data Server Virtualization Data Visualization Log Analysis Private Cloud Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 David Marshall 234023 at http://www.infoworld.com Beginner's guide to R: Easy ways to do basic data analysis http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/beginners-guide-r-easy-ways-do-basic-data-analysis-225363?source=rss_data_visualization <p>So you've read your data into an R object. Now what?</p> <p><strong>Examine your data object</strong><br />Before you start analyzing, you might want to take a look at your data object's structure and a few row entries. If it's a two-dimensional table of data stored in an R data frame object with rows and columns -- one of the more common structures you're likely to encounter -- here are some ideas. Many of these also work on one-dimensional vectors as well.</p> Application Development Data Visualization Ruby on Rails Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 225363 at http://www.infoworld.com Beginner's guide to R: Get your data into R http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/beginners-guide-r-get-your-data-r-225369?source=rss_data_visualization <p>Once you've installed and configured R to your liking, it's time to start using it to work with data. Yes, you can type your data directly into R's interactive console. But for any kind of serious work, you're a lot more likely to already have data in a file somewhere, either locally or on the Web. Here are several ways to get data into R for further work.</p> Application Development Data Visualization Ruby on Rails Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 225369 at http://www.infoworld.com Beginner's guide to R: Introduction http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/beginners-guide-r-introduction-225210?source=rss_data_visualization <p>R is hot. Whether measured by more than 4,400 add-on packages, the 18,000-plus members of <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/R-Project-Statistical-Computing-77616/about" target="_blank">LinkedIn's R group</a>, or the close to <a href="http://r-users-group.meetup.com/" target="_blank">80 R Meetup groups</a> currently in existence, there can be little doubt that interest in the R statistics language, especially for data analysis, is soaring.</p> Application Development Data Visualization Ruby on Rails Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 225210 at http://www.infoworld.com Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/beginners-guide-r-painless-data-visualization-225370?source=rss_data_visualization <p>One of the most appealing things about R is its ability to create data visualizations with just a couple of lines of code.</p> <p>For example, it takes just one line of code -- and a short one at that -- to plot two variables in a scatterplot. Let's use as an example the mtcars data set installed with R by default. To plot the engine displacement column disp on the x axis and MPG on y:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><code>plot(mtcars$disp, mtcars$mpg)</code></p> Application Development Data Visualization Ruby on Rails Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 225370 at http://www.infoworld.com Beginner's guide to R: Syntax quirks you'll want to know http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/beginners-guide-r-syntax-quirks-youll-want-know-225361?source=rss_data_visualization <p>I mentioned <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239625" target="_blank">at the outset</a> that R syntax is a bit quirky, especially if your frame of reference is, well, pretty much any other programming language. Here are some unusual traits of the language you may find useful to understand as you embark on your journey to learn R.</p> Application Development Data Visualization Ruby on Rails Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 225361 at http://www.infoworld.com Jaspersoft CEO: We're driving pervasive business intelligence http://www.infoworld.com/t/business-intelligence/jaspersoft-ceo-were-driving-pervasive-business-intelligence-213323?source=rss_data_visualization <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 233px; height: 345px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Jaspersoft-Brian-Gentile_0.jpg" alt="Jaspersoft CEO: We're driving pervasive business intelligence" width="233" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile</p></em></div> Applications Business Intelligence IDGE CEO Interview Series Data Visualization SaaS Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing IDG Insider Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 213323 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't expect big-time results from big data http://www.infoworld.com/t/big-data/dont-expect-big-time-results-big-data-211223?source=rss_data_visualization <p>Big data is a big deal these days. It's all about storing and mining massive data sets that defy traditional storage models and technologies -- in many cases without the same level of design and planning that traditional data warehouses require.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Big Data Data Visualization Hadoop Predictive Analytics Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 211223 at http://www.infoworld.com Tableau CEO: We're the Google of data visualization http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-visualization/tableau-ceo-were-the-google-of-data-visualization-209304?source=rss_data_visualization <p>There's a reason big companies put business intelligence at or near the top their technology priorities year after year. Meaningful business decisions demand the support of business analytics -- and the visualization of trends, patterns, and data relationships provide insight you can't get any other way.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Data Management Big Data Data Visualization Hadoop Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 209304 at http://www.infoworld.com Jaspersoft BI suite gets HTML5-based visualization engine http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/jaspersoft-bi-suite-gets-html5-based-visualization-engine-206956?source=rss_data_visualization <p>With the commercial release of version 5 of its self-named reporting and analysis suite, Jaspersoft has revamped the software's visualization engine, doing away with an Adobe Flash-based visualization engine in favor of one using HTML5 Web standards.</p> <p>The "HTML5 charting engine allows for more dynamic interaction with the data," said Mike Boyarski, Jaspersoft director of product marketing.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Data Mining Data Visualization Data Warehousing Data Management Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:31:35 +0000 admin 206956 at http://www.infoworld.com Fighting cancer with 3D big data visualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/big-data/fighting-cancer-3d-big-data-visualization-205645?source=rss_data_visualization <p>Typically, when we work with big data, we think in terms of millions of rows. Conventional business intelligence tools consume data stacked this way to generate charts, reports, and dashboards -- often dealing with fewer than two dozen columns.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Big Data Data Visualization Business Intelligence Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lampitt 205645 at http://www.infoworld.com The big data journey has begun http://www.infoworld.com/d/big-data/the-big-data-journey-has-begun-205213?source=rss_data_visualization <p>What we call "big data" today will one day simply be called "data." Big data is not a fad, but rather a new phase in the evolution of data management. It's a way to describe the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/blogs/matt-prigge">exponential data growth</a> we all struggle to accommodate -- and a way to underscore new opportunities to extract meaning from that data using emerging technologies.</p> Big Data Big Data Data Visualization Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lampitt 205213 at http://www.infoworld.com MicroStrategy upgrades BI platform for visual analysis, Hadoop http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/microstrategy-upgrades-bi-platform-visual-analysis-hadoop-197360?source=rss_data_visualization <p>MicroStrategy is set to unveil an array of enhancements to its BI (business intelligence) software platform, covering areas such as visual data-exploration and the open-source Hadoop data-processing framework, during the MicroStrategy World conference in Amsterdam on Tuesday.</p> <p>The new features in MicroStrategy 9.3 include an updated version of the vendor's Visual Insight interface, which is aimed at helping business users work through data. Additional visualization tools have been added, including density maps and network diagrams, according to a statement.</p> Business Intelligence Data Visualization Hadoop Business Intelligence Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:39:15 +0000 admin 197360 at http://www.infoworld.com Surging demand for big data tools attracts investors http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/surging-demand-big-data-tools-attracts-investors-192432?source=rss_data_visualization <p>Surging enterprise demand for tools that can manipulate and analyze massive volumes of structured and unstructured data has caught investor attention in a big way.</p> <p>Top venture and growth capital firms in recent months have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into companies selling the so-called "big data" technologies. Venture capital firm Accel Partners has even established a $100 million fund to finance the early stages and growth of big data companies.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Big Data Data Visualization Predictive Analytics Startups Fri, 04 May 2012 13:22:01 +0000 admin 192432 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM melds crime-fighting, big data analytics in one security package http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/ibm-melds-crime-fighting-big-data-analytics-in-one-security-package-192163?source=rss_data_visualization <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/ibm-targets-mobile-byod-customers-cloud-software-security-services" target="_blank">IBM</a> today came out with its first iteration of the analytics software package that it expects will help law enforcement, government agencies, and private businesses wade through the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/032912-obama-big-data-257781.html" target="_blank">massive amounts of data</a> they collect to help them predict, disrupt, and prevent criminal, terrorist and <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/gartner-10-key-it</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Security IBM Big Data Data Visualization Predictive Analytics Tue, 01 May 2012 17:26:58 +0000 admin 192163 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 top tools for taming big data http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/7-top-tools-taming-big-data-191131?source=rss_data_visualization <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/hard-drives/the-impending-hard-drive-shortage-and-possible-price-hikes-176453">floods that devastated the hard disk industry in Thailand</a> are now half a year old, and the prices per terabyte are finally dropping once again. That means data will start piling up and people around the office will wonder what can be done with it. Perhaps there are some insights in those <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/download-the-log-analysis-deep-dive-report-509">log files</a>?</p> Application Development Big Data Business Intelligence Big Data Data Discovery Data Visualization Hadoop OLAP Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 191131 at http://www.infoworld.com