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Show me the money – Business Intelligence

Mon, 2015-11-02 06:33

This Business Intelligence article discusses one very important question “Have we lost the true meaning and purpose of Business Intelligence?”

In summary, it says that the bottom line for any Business Intelligence is to increase profit and performance and if done wrong it is absolute waste of time and money.

So if your management is hooked on the Big-Data wagon and fantasizing about the hidden gold behind the untapped data sources such as social media, click stream, web logs etc then it is time to keep the focus on the main purpose of “Business Intelligence”. All these systems help us to analyze big data or small data but whether they really impact our bottom line is the question that management needs to keep it as the top priority.

Every decision should flow and trickle down from this focus point “Show me the money!!”

Click here to read more about what business intelligence really means and what should be the core focus for management

How many startups did Google purchase and what did it do with them?

Mon, 2015-10-19 08:54

Ever wondered, how may startups or companies did Google acquire so far and how much did it pay for them?

But the main question is, what happened to the acquired companies? Was it all waste of money?

With the recent re-structuring, Google became a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., which now owns most of the parts.

Using infocaptor kpi dashboard software, we analyze the list of companies, products and services that Google has acquired since 2001.

Google has acquired around 184 companies as of October 2015. Google has spent atleast 28 billion USD on acquisitions.

Read the complete list of top google acquisitions in an interactive dashboard

Presidents of USA and their Birth Signs – Sankey Visualization

Thu, 2015-10-08 13:00

In this analysis, we will visualize the relation between the Age at Presidency, State of Birth and birth sign.

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US Consumer Law Attorney Rates

Wed, 2015-09-16 21:27

The hourly rate in any consulting business or practice increases by the years of experience in the field.

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Bigfoot vs UFO analytics

Sat, 2015-09-12 20:29

Bigfoot and UFO remain elusive but know their ways to make news from time to time.

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What is the most dangerous food at Olive Garden?

Mon, 2015-08-31 21:24

Olive Garden is one of the favorite destination for Italian food and today we got hold of the entire Olive Garden menu along with their nutrition data.

A typical meal at Olive Garden starts with a drink, appetizers [free bread sticks], main dish and finally the desert.

So going in the same sequence let see what the data menu for Wine and Beer has to offer.

Amount of Carbs per serving in your favorite Wine at Olive Garden

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List of acquisitions by Microsoft a data journey

Thu, 2015-08-27 21:21

If we look into the SEC data for Microsoft and other tech companies, Microsoft spends the most in Research and Development from [by dollar]


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Popularity of Tea, Coffee, Beer and Wine Visualization

Thu, 2015-08-20 06:16

If number of searches were an indicator for gauging the popularity of a drink between Tea, Coffee, Beer and Wine then who wins the contest?

Which drink is gaining popularity and which is losing?

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Cloudera certifies InfoCaptor for Big Data analytics on Hadoop

Wed, 2015-08-12 13:12

Cloudera welcomes InfoCaptor as a certified partner for data analytics and visualization. InfoCaptor delivers self-service BI and analytics to data analysts and business users in enterprise organizations, enabling more users to mine and search for data that uncovers valuable business insights and maximizes value from an enterprise data hub

Rudrasoft, the software company that specializes in data analytics dashboard solutions, announced today that it has released an updated version of its popular InfoCaptor software, which includes integration with Cloudera Enterprise. The integration takes advantage of Impala and Apache Hive for analytics.

“Our clients are increasingly looking to adopt Hadoop for their data storage and analytics requirements and their common concern is the lack of an economical web-based platform that works with their traditional data warehouses, RDBMS and with Cloudera Enterprise,”

Cloudera-certified InfoCaptor, adds native Impala functionality within Visualizer so users can leverage Date/time functions for date hierarchy visualizations, time series plots and leverage all the advanced hierarchical visualization natively on Cloudera Enterprise.

“Impala is the fastest SQL engine on Hadoop and InfoCaptor can render millions of data points into beautiful visualizations in just a blink of an eye,” said Nilesh Jethwa [founder]. “This is a great promise for the big data world and affordable analytics with sub-second response time, finally CEOs and CIOs across industries can truly dream of cultivating a data driven culture and make it a reality.”

“Cloudera welcomes InfoCaptor as a certified partner for data analytics and visualization. InfoCaptor delivers self-service BI and analytics to data analysts and business users in enterprise organizations, enabling more users to mine and search for data that uncovers valuable business insights and maximizes value from an enterprise data hub,” said Tim Stevens, vice president of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera.

InfoCaptor is an Enterprise Business Analytics and Dashboard software meant for:

  • Data Discovery
  • Visualizations
  • Adhoc Reports
  • Dashboards

InfoCaptor brings the power of visualizations and the simplicity of Microsoft Excel and puts it in the hands of a non-technical user. This same user can build Circle Pack, Chord, Cluster and Treemap/Sunburst visualizations on top of Cloudera Enterprise using simple drag and drop operations.
InfoCaptor can connect with data from virtually any source in the world, including SQL database from Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Sqlite, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2 and now Impala and Hive. It supports both JDBC and ODBC protocols.

InfoCaptor also serves as a powerful visualization software and it includes over 30 vector-based map Visualizations, close to 40 types of chart visualizations, over 100 flowchart icons and other HTML widgets. InfoCaptor also provides a free style dashboard editor that allows quick dashboard mockups and prototyping. With this ability users can place widgets directly anywhere on the page and use flowchart style icons and connectors for annotation and storytelling.

Users can download the application and install it within their firewall.
Alternatively, a cloud offering is also available at or Download dashboard software


InfoCaptor is a very modestly priced Analytics and Visualization software
” Personal Dashboard License can be purchased for $149/year
” Server license starts at $599/year
” Cloud based subscription starts at $29/user/month

Visit or email bigdata(at)infocaptor(dot)com for Demo and Price list

Reddit 10 year growth analysis and visualization

Wed, 2015-08-05 12:11

In this article we will analyze the 10 year growth history of Reddit using simple visualizations.

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NFL Play by play analysis using Cloudera Impala

Tue, 2015-07-21 15:13

Who won the most games against which losing team?


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