Michael Bryan's Blog – October 2014 Archive (2)

Treasure in the defects

Last weekend, I was waiting in New York’s Penn Station, when the public announcer gave the familiar “See Something Say Something” message. It took a minute to sink in, but I had to laugh. Midtown Manhattan IS suspicious and unusual activity.

Speaking of outliers

In practice, data is dirty and big data is filthy.  Analysts munge, wrangle and clean their…


Added by Michael Bryan on October 31, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

Bottom line on Data Visualization

The market for data visualization software has bloomed. I'm suspicious.

Companies like Tableau, Spotfire, SAS Visual Analytics, Qlik and Zoomdata are positioning their tools far beyond traditional business intelligence.  Capabilities for graphically navigating data, recognizing patterns and finding relationships are growing in both functional and economic scope.  These new tools can provide charting forms only imagined in the last decade like word clouds, circular hierarchies, tree…


Added by Michael Bryan on October 16, 2014 at 10:24am — 4 Comments

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