Data Visualization is the study of the visual representation of big volumes of data. The main goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and effectively through graphical means. Learn about big data visualization products and strategies through these articles from the editorial experts at insideBIGDATA

Visualization of the Week: San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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This visualization is especially meaningful to our Southern California readers who may have taken time off of their big data challenges to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. Our friend Kuang Keng Kuek Ser utilized Tableau software to visualize the attendance of this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Click HERE to experiment with the live […]

Manifest Insights: A Single Pane of Glass for your Data

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Manifest Insights is an exciting new Startup from Portland. “We are a data consulting and visualization company. We help companies gather together data from all the different sources where it may be and bring it together in a both easy to use and powerful dashboard, where they can slice and dice and view the data.”

Developing an Application that Can Display Millions of Data Points on a Map

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Maptimize, the company behind the ‘One Million Tweet Map’, provides a clustering application to display massive amounts of information – such as Tweets, users or points of interest – on a map.

Weather Data Contest – Climate Crush

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If you’re a weather visionary and/or data scientist looking for a noble way to spend your summer, consider the Climate Crush – a weather data visualization contest with a cash prize. Weather Analytics opens its data and invites participants to create a visualization – infographic, dynamic interface, widget, app, anything – using the weather data (as well as any other open data sources).

Visualization of the Week: Origin of World Cup Players

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The World Cup 2014 is raging on right now, with many nail-biting matches to please enthusiasts of this global phenomenon. For this week’s visualization we’ll pair up data science and the World Cup by presenting a compelling new analysis that shows where World Cup players actually come from.

Tableau 8.2 Brings Data to the Mac and Data Storytelling to Everyone

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 8.2, an update that brings Tableau to Mac users around the world and adds a feature to help people tell stories with their data. With Tableau 8.2, Mac users will have a fully-featured analytics application that lets them ask questions of their data. Story Points will allow everyone to create interactive, data-driven stories that they can share with their organizations, networks and the world.

Visualization of the Week: NFL Players Getting Beefier

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It is amazing what data can tell you. Football players are getting bigger. Noah Veltman, a developer for the WNYC Data News team, shows by how much through an animated heatmap. You can mouse the slider back and forth quickly for maximum effect, or stop at a particular year.

Visualization of the Week: Measuring the Housing Market

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Freddie Mac created an intriguing visualization on its inaugural Multi-Indicator Market Index. Below is a sample visualization using Tableau. To use the interactive visualization, click HERE. Use the maps to select a state and explore the data on a national, state and metro level.     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Visualization of the Week: The Future of Big Data

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Courtesy of our friends over at TiEcon, the infographic included in this post depicts The Future of Big Data: The Current State of the Industry in 2014 and Where It’s Headed.

Interview: Accenture Looks to Gather and Analyze Data at the ‘Speed of Now’

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“The Democratization of Analytics doesn’t mean that every individual is or should be a data scientist, mathematician or statistician. Our solutions, products and services intend to make analytics and analytic capabilities more understandable and more available to individuals across the enterprise so they can operate more effectively and execute accurately. The Democratization of Analytics means that the enterprise can deliver more impactful outcomes, faster.”