Virgil  Hagenes

Virgil Hagenes

1602982800

Little Known Ways to Make your Data Visualization Awesome

A few months back, while I was surfing Instagram, I saw a comment in a post, with a remark, “You have used data-ink ratio in good order.” I immediately started exploring the term “data-ink” and realized that it was coined by “Edward Tufte.” I had read his name on some of the research papers a few months ago on the Human-Computer Interaction course. As I determined the connection between the author’s name and the term data-ink ratio, I began to explore it and started implementing it on my data visualization journey.This blog is dedicated to those who want to dive into or are engaging in mesmerizing data visualization fields.Data visualization is mapping values to visuals or, say, turning numbers into pictures and stories, allowing us to explore, explain and understand the data in a different way, giving us the window of opportunity to grab the hidden pattern and insights.

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Suppose you have previous experience in data visualization or is a neophyte to this field. In that case, I am sure you have played with visual encoding or have a basic idea of it.Generally, when we try creating a visualization, we append a lot of information needed for the audience, so we fantasize about introducing more colors, facts, images, etc. They sometimes look good, but most of the time, it leads to the visual clutter: making our work loath by the audience.

#data #data-science #graphic-design #information-design #data-visualization

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Little Known Ways to Make your Data Visualization Awesome
Siphiwe  Nair

Siphiwe Nair

1620466520

Your Data Architecture: Simple Best Practices for Your Data Strategy

If you accumulate data on which you base your decision-making as an organization, you should probably think about your data architecture and possible best practices.

If you accumulate data on which you base your decision-making as an organization, you most probably need to think about your data architecture and consider possible best practices. Gaining a competitive edge, remaining customer-centric to the greatest extent possible, and streamlining processes to get on-the-button outcomes can all be traced back to an organization’s capacity to build a future-ready data architecture.

In what follows, we offer a short overview of the overarching capabilities of data architecture. These include user-centricity, elasticity, robustness, and the capacity to ensure the seamless flow of data at all times. Added to these are automation enablement, plus security and data governance considerations. These points from our checklist for what we perceive to be an anticipatory analytics ecosystem.

#big data #data science #big data analytics #data analysis #data architecture #data transformation #data platform #data strategy #cloud data platform #data acquisition

Sid  Schuppe

Sid Schuppe

1617988080

How To Blend Data in Google Data Studio For Better Data Analysis

Using data to inform decisions is essential to product management, or anything really. And thankfully, we aren’t short of it. Any online application generates an abundance of data and it’s up to us to collect it and then make sense of it.

Google Data Studio helps us understand the meaning behind data, enabling us to build beautiful visualizations and dashboards that transform data into stories. If it wasn’t already, data literacy is as much a fundamental skill as learning to read or write. Or it certainly will be.

Nothing is more powerful than data democracy, where anyone in your organization can regularly make decisions informed with data. As part of enabling this, we need to be able to visualize data in a way that brings it to life and makes it more accessible. I’ve recently been learning how to do this and wanted to share some of the cool ways you can do this in Google Data Studio.

#google-data-studio #blending-data #dashboard #data-visualization #creating-visualizations #how-to-visualize-data #data-analysis #data-visualisation

Virgil  Hagenes

Virgil Hagenes

1602982800

Little Known Ways to Make your Data Visualization Awesome

A few months back, while I was surfing Instagram, I saw a comment in a post, with a remark, “You have used data-ink ratio in good order.” I immediately started exploring the term “data-ink” and realized that it was coined by “Edward Tufte.” I had read his name on some of the research papers a few months ago on the Human-Computer Interaction course. As I determined the connection between the author’s name and the term data-ink ratio, I began to explore it and started implementing it on my data visualization journey.This blog is dedicated to those who want to dive into or are engaging in mesmerizing data visualization fields.Data visualization is mapping values to visuals or, say, turning numbers into pictures and stories, allowing us to explore, explain and understand the data in a different way, giving us the window of opportunity to grab the hidden pattern and insights.

Image for post

Suppose you have previous experience in data visualization or is a neophyte to this field. In that case, I am sure you have played with visual encoding or have a basic idea of it.Generally, when we try creating a visualization, we append a lot of information needed for the audience, so we fantasize about introducing more colors, facts, images, etc. They sometimes look good, but most of the time, it leads to the visual clutter: making our work loath by the audience.

#data #data-science #graphic-design #information-design #data-visualization

Gerhard  Brink

Gerhard Brink

1620629020

Getting Started With Data Lakes

Frameworks for Efficient Enterprise Analytics

The opportunities big data offers also come with very real challenges that many organizations are facing today. Often, it’s finding the most cost-effective, scalable way to store and process boundless volumes of data in multiple formats that come from a growing number of sources. Then organizations need the analytical capabilities and flexibility to turn this data into insights that can meet their specific business objectives.

This Refcard dives into how a data lake helps tackle these challenges at both ends — from its enhanced architecture that’s designed for efficient data ingestion, storage, and management to its advanced analytics functionality and performance flexibility. You’ll also explore key benefits and common use cases.

Introduction

As technology continues to evolve with new data sources, such as IoT sensors and social media churning out large volumes of data, there has never been a better time to discuss the possibilities and challenges of managing such data for varying analytical insights. In this Refcard, we dig deep into how data lakes solve the problem of storing and processing enormous amounts of data. While doing so, we also explore the benefits of data lakes, their use cases, and how they differ from data warehouses (DWHs).


This is a preview of the Getting Started With Data Lakes Refcard. To read the entire Refcard, please download the PDF from the link above.

#big data #data analytics #data analysis #business analytics #data warehouse #data storage #data lake #data lake architecture #data lake governance #data lake management

Cyrus  Kreiger

Cyrus Kreiger

1618039260

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Data Science?

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains and brought economies around the world to a standstill. In turn, businesses need access to accurate, timely data more than ever before. As a result, the demand for data analytics is skyrocketing as businesses try to navigate an uncertain future. However, the sudden surge in demand comes with its own set of challenges.

Here is how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the data industry and how enterprises can prepare for the data challenges to come in 2021 and beyond.

#big data #data #data analysis #data security #data integration #etl #data warehouse #data breach #elt