Inspired by a post at Flowing Data, I present three visuals that demonstrate how the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine could improve the presentation of this vital information. I personally found it shocking that US agricultural subsidies were so small
- Save them money?
- Are easy to do?
- Are the most beneficial to the environment?
View and interact with the strategic customer sales and analyst exploratory dashboards below, both hosted by tableau public.
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In this case study, we used customer demographic and sales databases from a boutique winery in combination with Tableau Software
Click here to read the details about this dashboard, from our blog post last June.
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When creating a dashboard, two critical questions to ask include, “what are the right metrics” and “what collection of graphs will optimize exploration and understanding from a complex relationship between multiple metrics”? This example uses historic economic and stock market data to explore these concepts and to provide powerful insights into stock market patterns relative to economic conditions. This interactive dashboard is powered by tableau public, a new service of Tableau Software. One means of interacting with this dashboard is data point brushing, highlight data in a part of the dashboard by single-clicking and dragging
My Background in Data Warehousing
I have been involved in the creation, development, and maintenance of seven data warehouses through the years- one of them before I even knew about the term “data warehousing”! I have built them with SAS and Oracle, SAS alone, Informatica and Oracle, Oracle alone, and SQL Server.
I have also visited many companies as an adviser, consultant and user of their data warehouse. In these many visits, I have seen some successes and many failures. Often, the failures could have been prevented with some key guiding principles.
Data Warehousing or Enterprise Data Integration?
Data warehousing is now known by a new buzz word, Enterprise Data Integration. In fact, SAS recently renamed SAS ETL Studio as SAS Data Integration Studio (they also added some new features around the EDI area, one new feature was around continual data acquisition so that near real time data feeds are available in the data warehouse.) Another great part of SAS EDI is SAS Data Quality, this should be a consideration throughout the entire process, but I won’t directly comment about data quality in this post. Since most people still use the term data warehousing, so I will keep the popular terminology over the analysts and even SAS.
What Does it Take to Build a Successful Data Warehouse?
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