Big Data Visualization

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What Does Big Data Visualization Mean?

Big data visualization refers to the implementation of more contemporary visualization techniques to illustrate the relationships within data. Visualization tactics include applications that can display real-time changes and more illustrative graphics, thus going beyond pie, bar and other charts. These illustrations veer away from the use of hundreds of rows, columns and attributes toward a more artistic visual representation of the data.

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Techopedia Explains Big Data Visualization

Normally when businesses need to present relationships among data, they use graphs, bars and charts to do it. They can also make use of a variety of colors, terms and symbols. The main problem with this setup, however, is that it doesn’t do a good job of presenting very large data or data that includes huge numbers. Data visualiztion uses more interactive, graphical illustrations – including personalization and animation – to display figures and establish connections among pieces of information.

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