The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. -John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.
Data visualization is core to business intelligence (BI), as it's the means by which data is communicated to the user. Results, alerts suggestions, or even more controlled guidance-all of these elements are passed through the data visualization function of a BI application. No matter how much importance software providers give the aesthetics of visualization, all agree that a BI or business analytics application requires a visualization framework that is clear and simple and able to communicate the intended message. Here are three major trends of the last year that are reshaping the BI and analytics space:
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