• Post Graduate Program in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
    Co-created with Coding Ninjas
    4.8 out of 5 by 4610 learners
    12 X industry demand
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning Prodegree
    Co-created with IBM
    4.7 out of 5 by 2750 learners
    32 X industry demand
  • Post Graduate Program In Data Analytics
    4.7 out of 5 by 3600 learners
    14 X industry demand
  • Data Science Prodegree
    Co-created with KPMG in India
    4.8 out of 5 by 6071 learners
    16 X industry demand

The advent of the internet, artificial intelligence, technology and vast amounts of data in our everyday lives has made the process of data visualisation, its use in the various means of buying, selling, post-selling and its presentation skills one of the prime tools in data analytics. The display itself has used every new device, beginning from charts, graphs to animation, virtual reality, augmented reality and everything in between to evolve in a chimerical fashion to make the process of presenting data at the opportune moment in an engaging, communicative manner the differentiator.
Should one compare the free and open source alternatives with the paid data visualisation tools? The answer should be ‘yes’ because, in a world where speed, accuracy, flexible and robust solutions count, and data security could be an area of fatality, they best evolve with practice, use, development and customer retention which costs.
Let’s do a quick review of some of the visualisation tools and why they are regarded as the top ones.

Tableau

Tableau handles significant and rapidly changing data with ease. Integrating Hadoop, My SQL, SAP, Amazon AWS, and Teradata with AI and machine learning capabilities tweaks the presentation into dynamic visualisation which is easy to understand.

QlikView

Some of the most promising features are that it has a customizable set-up, a very widely used feature range, and a clutter-free interface. It does suffer in taking a little more time for full use of its potential but can be used for data discovery and exploration in conjunction with Qliksense for BI solutions with excellent reporting, analytics and intelligence capabilities.

Fusion Charts

Widely used over 90 chart types which integrate across platforms and frameworks give it flexibility. FusionCharts significant improvement is its use instead of starting a new visualisation from scratch by just using the “live” example templates and plugging in their data sources as needed.

Highcharts

Its focus on cross-browser support makes it an excellent choice when fast and flexible solutions with minimum need for specialist data visualisation training is needed.

Datawrapper

The package is widely used by media organisations to create charts, upload csv and present statistics in straightforward charts, maps etc. that allow quick embedding into reports.
Plotly and Sisense also find mention among the top few. In selecting the best data visualisation tools for 2018, the following devices have earned their place with Sisense and Tableau being apparent frontrunners.

Zoho Reports

With seamless integration, Zoho is user-friendly, has automatic report generation and impressive support availability. It is a business intelligence and analytics software that helps create insightful dashboards and data visualisations with reports on project status, burn down charts, utilisation of time, planned reports vs actual reports and so much more.

Domo

Domo offers storage, great sharing features and a range of connectors but is a little short when it comes to its interface and learning curve.

Microsoft Power BI

Known for its superior capabilities, compatibility and easy usability, Power BI has a horde of pluses including data preparation, data discovery and interactive dashboards. Users also can load custom visualisations. However, it only falters because the desktop and web versions divide the data prep tools with the refresh cycle being limited.

Google Analytics

This exceptional platform for the website and mobile app analytics relies on third parties for training and has way too much automation in customer support.
Chartio, SAP Analytics Cloud, IBM Watson Analytics and the evergreen Salesforce Einstein Analytics platform are also climbing the charts steadily.
Data is an invaluable resource and managing it, is a tricky task for business solutions. Larger enterprises can afford data analysis teams, but the smaller firms rely on data visualisation tools. If one uses technology, infrastructure, big data, and visualisation tools, it is possible to streamline operations, internally to become leaner and more efficient. Last but not the least, it helps to understand your customers and earn their loyalty.
References:
https://in.pcmag.com/cloud-services/106561/guide/the-best-data-visualization-tools-of-2018
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/07/20/the-7-best-data-visualization-tools-in-2017/#111b7fdd6c30

For Online Course Enquiries
About Imarticus
Imarticus Learning is India’s leading professional education institute that offers training in Financial Services, Data Analytics & Technology. We’ve successfully transformed careers of over 35,000+ individuals globally through our Certification, Prodegree, and Post Graduate programs offered in association with leading and renowned global organisations in the Financial Services, Data Analytics & Technology domain.
Related course
  • POST GRADUATE PROGRAM
    Post Graduate Program in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
    Co-created with Coding Ninjas
    Course duration(Weeks)
    28
    Upcoming batches
    1
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.8 out of 5 by 4610 learners
    12 X industry demand
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    27th - June GURGAON Weekend
    Date Location Schedule
  • Prodegree
    Machine Learning and Deep Learning Prodegree
    Co-created with IBM
    Course duration(Months)
    4
    Upcoming batches
    1
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.7 out of 5 by 2750 learners
    32 X industry demand
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    None CHENNAI Weekend
    Date Location Schedule
  • Post Graduation
    Post Graduate Program In Data Analytics
    Course duration(Months)
    5
    Upcoming batches
    1
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.7 out of 5 by 3600 learners
    14 X industry demand
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    12th - June PUNE Weekday
    Date Location Schedule
  • Prodegree
    Data Science Prodegree
    Co-created with KPMG in India
    Course duration(Months)
    2-4
    Upcoming batches
    4
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.8 out of 5 by 6071 learners
    16 X industry demand
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    21st -June PUNE Weekend
    20th - June MUMBAI Weekend
    Date Location Schedule
    20th - June THANE Weekend
    28th June GURGAON Weekend