The proliferation of business intelligence platforms, tools, and software stacks is dizzying. It seems that not a week goes by in which a new product isn’t introduced to the market, which grows ever more fragmented and confusing. Specialized business intelligence tools for cloud-based data visualization, Hadoop, text analytics, and other specific solutions for certain analyses…
It’s official I’m doing any more BI comparison posts. I just can’t keep up. I swear there is either new BI tool every week or a “New Features” post on an existing one. Recently I did a comparison of a specific set of BI Tools requested by a State Agency. The problem was the selected set of tools to review didn’t provide the best solution. Now there are 19 websites with comparisons out the Yazoo and you don’t have to pay a consultant, or do you? This week I have 2 favorites Tableau and Microsofts Power-BI. I’m fickle so next week it may be something different.
via 19 Websites for Business Intelligence Tools Comparison — DZone Big Data Zone
It takes a few libraries to create dashboards that look like
Gridster.JS is a jQuery plugin that when combined with Chart.JS to create the charts and jsPDF to snapshot the page into a PDF file you can build a custom dashboard quickly. If you have used Tableau or Microsofts Power BI and wondered, “Could I write something like this in code for a specific solution”, me thinks the answer is “Yes”.
If you a big follower of the “Magic Quadrant” from Gartner then this announcement from Timothy King reflects what I have been telling folks for the past year. The BI players have changed and those providing self-service, less IT infrastructure and desktop/web tools are winning. There should be no surprise that Microsoft with Power-BI in here too. Microsofts new mindset of continuous development and feature enhancements has made it viable. Some new Microsoft announcements of SSRS 2016 support in-house Power-BI deployment was the missing component.