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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

How To Work Through “Analysis Paralysis” And Understand The Difference Between Data Analysis And Data Visualization

Collin Sebastian

In this special guest feature, Collin Sebastian, Chief Product Officer at YouEye observes that the more graphs, maps, reports, and dashboards we use to slice and dice our data, the more time we spend analyzing — and the less time we spend actually making decisions. There’s a solution to this paralysis, and it begins with understanding the difference between data analysis and data visualization.​

Broad Data, An Enhanced Variant of Big Data, Drives Favorable Business Outcomes

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In this special guest feature, Ron Stein, Director of Product Marketing of Space-Time Insight talks about what data should organizations be looking at, how can they leverage, and how can data analytics help.​

England Rugby League Uses Qlik to Enhance Team Performance


Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, announced that the England Rugby League team is using QlikView® to analyze its player, match, and talent data to gain better insights into the way the team is playing and, ultimately, enhance their performance.

Visualization of the Week: Mass Shootings – America’s Gun Violence Problem


Mass shootings are now sadly a very common occurrence in America. This visualization by Andy Kriebel uses Tableau public to look at gun violence related events in the US.

Has the Accessibility of Data Visualization Overshadowed the Value of Data Prep?

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In this special guest feature, Mark Marinelli of Lavastorm Analytics poses a thesis that when many people think of ‘big data’ they imagine beautiful visual dashboards in Tableau or Qlik, but the big data world is much bigger than visualization technology.

Visualization of the Week: Height and Weight of the NFL


The new NFL has commenced! This visualization by Shine Pulikathara uses Tableau public to analyze the heights and weights of the NFL players for the 2015 regular season.

Tableau 9.1 Delivers New Mobile Experience and Easier Access to Any Data


Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 9.1, making it easier for people to analyze data from any source while in the office or on the go. New capabilities give people more ways to answer questions with data, an entirely new mobile experience, new options for connecting to data and easier security and authentication for the enterprise.

SAS® Visual Analytics helps CrescentCare Measure Results in Fight Against HIV


CrescentCare recently turned to SAS Visual Analytics software for data exploration, interactive reporting and analytics, with plans to create an interactive executive dashboard showing key insights in the local fight against HIV.

Cardinal Health: Improving Sales Performance with Data Blending & Advanced Analytics


In the presentation below, the Nuclear Pharmaceutical Services division of Cardinal Health uses Alteryx to combine data from, an Access Database, an Excel spreadsheet, and Teradata; then performs time series forecasting before writing the data back to a Teradata Datalab.

Birst Launches New Technology Partnership with Tableau Software


Birst, a global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, announced a technology partnership with Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics. This product integration brings Tableau’s powerful visual analytics to Birst’s agile and scalable Cloud BI data platform through an ODBC connector.