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Big Data Visualization is Worth a Thousand Spreadsheets

by Dashboard Insight, Dashboard InsightThursday, December 12, 2013

Big data can certainly be useful if you have it but stored merely in data tables or cubes making sense of it can be a nightmare, even after analytics have been applied to it. Teresa Meek, NetApp, writes for Forbes on the visualization of big data and why it's important.

Data visualization companies are creating buzz with visual representations that let you "see" your data and manipulate it - instead of reading columns of numbers.

Big data is a big plus: You can collect, organize, and store vastly more information than before. Data about your customers, products, suppliers, sales, and finances - everything that makes your company run - can be quantified, stored in one place, and analyzed.

But analyzed how?

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Do you think vendors are doing a good job at visualizing big data or is there still a lot of kinks to be worked out?

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