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What is Data Visualization?

Data visualization tools enable end users to present data sets in graphical form, typically as part of a report creation function. As organizations grow more data-driven, there is a compelling need for data visualization tools that can be used by non-technical employees. This represents a transition in the category. The previous generation of data visualization software packages were designed for use by experts. Now, the average end user needs to be able to create high quality visual displays based on large and complex data sets. A good data visualization tool can help transform that raw data into visuals that are easily digestible, oftentimes highlighting conclusions that were not previously apparent.

Selection preferences for data visualization packages revolve around ease-of-use. However, as IT Central Station members comment, the ease-of-use concept extends beyond basic user experience.  For example, users want an easy-to-use API which makes it possible to connect the tool to multiple data sources without excessive administrative overhead.

Ease of use also implies a tool that could be learned and then deployed easily without a lot of technical expertise. A simple drag and drop hierarchy creation is another desired feature, once again making it easy for non-technologists to create effective visual displays of data. Or, having story creation helps end users build reports that put meaning into otherwise opaque data. Some users express a preference for tools that can create visualizations built for the web.

Performance and the ability to handle large datasets are valued by prospective users.  How well the tool deals with multi-tenancy visualization plugin support also factor into selection. Some users are pleased with a tool that doesn’t try to do everything for everybody. Focus counts. Time to deployment also matters, along with ease of implementation. Large data sets figure into a preference for data visualization tools with high query speed. An end user might be querying a data source millions of records. If this process takes too long, productivity suffers.

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Data visualization report from it central station 2017 04 01
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau, Panorama Software, Sisense and others in Data Visualization.
204,145 professionals have used our research on 5,521 solutions.
Data visualization report from it central station 2017 04 01
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau, Panorama Software, Sisense and others in Data Visualization.
204,145 professionals have used our research on 5,521 solutions.

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