Articles about visualisation

Neo4j moves up stack: Ahem. We're a graph company, not a graph database company

Graph database-flinger Neo4j has released a platform that adds analytics, data import and visualisation on top of its database. The biz has today launched Native Graph Platform, which – given that it's a release from a tech firm in 2017 – includes a promise of support for advanced AI analytics, as well as Neo4j ETL and …
Rebecca Hill, 24 Oct 2017
Yoda

Automated, insight cannot be: Jedi master of statistics was good – but beware the daft side

So, farewell then Hans Rosling, educator and "Jedi master of data visualisation". For in a world increasingly addicted to alternative facts, you pioneered software – Gapminder – and a viewer-friendly approach with bubble charts that allowed you to communicate simple important messages about the world through the medium of the …
Jane Fae , 21 Feb 2017
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Who you callin' stoopid? No excuses for biz intelligence's poor stats

Business Intelligence (BI) systems are designed to turn raw data into useful information, so why don’t they do the job properly? Why do most of them fail so completely to make use of the huge range of capabilities that the analytics world has to offer? Even at the most basic level, they fail catastrophically to take simple …
The Cave 2 visualisation facility in Melbourne, Australia

Why not build a cluster out of WORKSTATIONS?

Australia's Monash University has just opened an amazing visualisation facility called Cave 2. The facility offers an eight-metre long, 320-degree wall comprised of 80 3D monitors with a combined resolution of 27320 x 3072 pixels. “We spend millions of dollars building supercomputers and then look at the results they produce …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Nov 2013
Days of the Doctors

Staying power: The small screen spans of the eleven Doctor Whos

Doctor Who @ 50 Here we see the total running times of each Doctor’s regular episodes in which they were the lead – so not counting return appearances with a later Doctor; Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee in The Five Doctors, for instance. With seven years in the role under his belt, Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor is clearly the longest serving, …
Paul Smith, 4 Nov 2013
The Register breaking news

Kiwi devs look to export 3D urban-planning tech

New Zealand-based 3D visualisation company Nextspace has secured a round of VC funding to assist in the export of its interactive Visual City technology. The funding amount was not disclosed but the round was led by Auckland-based ICE Angels and represents one of the biggest investments it has made this year. The range of the …
The Register breaking news

Google Analytics goes with the flow

Web 2.0 Summit Google is adding a visualization tool to its analytics stream that gives website operators a more graphical representation of who is visiting their pages. Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Susan Wojcicki, senior vice president of advertising for Google, showed off the first two tools based around the …
Iain Thomson, 19 Oct 2011
The Register breaking news

SAP snaps up Kiwi software firm

SAP is giving its business intelligence (BI) capabilities a boost with the acquisition of Right Hemisphere, a New Zealand 3D software vendor. Right Hemisphere makes software for manufacturers to visualise business processes and SAP aims to add these technologies to core products. The software giant said the Kiwi firm will help …
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Do we really want 100Gig Ethernet?

Remember when Ethernet networks were invented? Probably not: it was over 30 years ago, after all, and you are probably too young. Even if you are not, you have probably dismissed from memory the woefully inadequate 10 meg of bandwidth on offer at the time – less than you get with most broadband services these days. Still, the …
Alan Stevens, 1 Jul 2011

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