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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

Data Exploration with Databricks

The “Data Exploration on Databricks” jump start video below will show you how go from data source to visualization in a few easy steps. Specifically, you’ll see how to take semi-structured logs, easily extract and transform them, analyze and visualize the data using Spark SQL, so you can quickly understand your data.

Visualization of the Week: Driving Under the Influence Statistics

It’s that time of year when everyone must be more vigilant while taking to the roads. Using Tableau Public, data author Jambesh looks at Driving Under the Influence of alcohol (DUI) trends during the holidays.

Making Big Data More Meaningful through Data Visualization

In this special guest feature, Jans Aasman Ph.D., psychologist and expert in cognitive science as well as CEO of Franz Inc., discusses the use of semantic visual discovery to make big data meaningful.

Book Review: Storytelling with Data

A book just came across my desk, “Storytelling with Data – A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals,” by author Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, that is a handy resource for data scientists of all levels of experience. It is an important job of data scientists to engage in “data storytelling” to communicate the results of their machine learning projects.

Hitachi Data Systems Unveils New Advancements in Predictive Policing to Support Safer, Smarter Societies

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced new enhancements to its Hitachi Visualization solution portfolio: Hitachi Visualization Suite 4.5 now with Hitachi Visualization Predictive Crime Analytics (PCA) and Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP) 2.0.

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

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

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?

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.