This dashboard looks at the same relationship using three different visualizations. It was created using Bime, a business intelligence SaaS application.
The first, in the top left, exemplifies the usefulness of data animation. This feature was brought in a couple of months ago by popular demand and it allows you to compare two plots by watching how the shape transitions between them.
The Heatmap (using Google Maps) shows the same data, although the correlation is harder to see. This plot instead highlights the split between the coastal and inland states.
Finally, the bar chart confirms the correlation between % Obama voters (length) % uninsured (color).
Bime contains 14 different types of visualization. Combining these along with filters, calculated attributes and measures, variables, animation and all of the other advanced features allows you to reach the heart of any dataset before quickly zooming in on the most persuasive display.
These dashboards are displayed by a flash player.
Bime manages data as a data warehouse thanks to an OLAP cube which allows segmentations, crossed analysis and many more things. The data is stored on Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), using the the server application (in Ruby) which accesses and retrieves customers’ data, through the Elastic Compute Cloud. Bime also use their own distributed cache system (‘Déjà vu’) to store and retrieve data from past requests.
We Are Cloud are a French Business Intelligence company producing the SaaS BI application Bime. We started because BI was mostly just too hard: too hard to use, too hard to manage, too hard to buy and too hard to get right. Bime delivers simple-to-use yet powerful BI, data visualization and dashboarding in a software-as-a-service application, making data analysis faster, easier and cheaper.
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