Join us in reviewing the core innovations delivered in the 8th, module-based generation of AnyChart, including the brand new features now available in our JS charting libraries AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyGantt, and AnyMap, as well as what else is in our nearest plans.
AnyChart JS Charts 8.0.0: Modules, Custom Builds, and Much More
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Top Big Data Trends for 2017 September 13th, 2017 by Jay Stevenson
Big Data has been growing exponentially as a very special segment in the core of today’s data analytics, with all the more organizations and companies collecting, visualizing, exploring and communicating large amounts of various kinds of data. In this article, we will talk about notable big data trends that we see in and for 2017 and also take a quick look at some technologies being widely used in this field today.
Top Data Visualization Mistakes to Avoid August 29th, 2017 by Jay Stevenson
Data visualization is a fast and simple way to convey messages and concepts in an efficient manner. Besides improving the information relay, this approach has also changed the way business is done. Organizations that deal with large amounts of information on a daily basis can now process data and have the intended audience decipher it at lightning-fast speeds, thus enhancing the process of information management. However, data visualization mistakes are quite widespread, and let’s take a look what they are, why they are harmful, and how to avoid them.
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We as ‘mere’ humans are not very good at processing raw statistical data visually when it’s delivered to us in an unrefined form. We are, however, very good in detecting complex patterns when data is presented to us in a graph or a chart. It is therefore no wonder that as a developer you often get the requirement to represent data in a more comprehensible form. When you want to visualize data in the SAP Web UI in a more graphical way the standard possibilities available to you are rather limited. Luckily there are ways to overcome these limitations. When you combine SAP with the graphical power of AnyChart JS Charts a whole range of new possibilities will become available to you.
In this blog I will describe how you can integrate AnyChart in the SAP Web UI with relative ease, how you can feed AnyChart objects with SAP data using both a ‘pull’ and a ‘push’ mechanism and how you can respond in the SAP backend to the events triggered from user interaction with an AnyChart object.
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8 Dashboard Design Trends for 2017 March 28th, 2017 by AnyChart Team
With the explosion of data in the past few years, the relevance of understanding it better has grown to the highest extent. That is why expertise in interactive charting and dashboard design, as well as in the whole big Data Visualization and Data Science fields in general, has become so important nowadays. In fact, it is usually rather difficult to understand raw data as deeply and quickly as needed. Luckily, neat visual representation of information can be helpful in clarifying even very large amounts of data, discovering and exploring patterns in data, and then making (right) data-driven decisions.
Creating dashboards is a great way of transforming diverse relevant data into informative, insightful visualizations as the basis for further analysis. In order to obtain the highest possible efficiency, they should be insightful, featuring robust usability, and visually (and aesthetically) appealing.
Today we’ll talk about the most notable dashboard design trends. Understanding them is very important to each data professional who wants to further improve their skills by keeping up with the times and adhering to the best practices.
Technical Support Dashboard is a great tool to keep track of all the support and related activities in your company. It can be very helpful in both monitoring your support team’s performance and revealing issue patterns in customer requests for further use by product strategy and development officers. And when you already have data, all you need is to decide how to visualize it, preferably quickly, easily, and fully compatibly with your own corporate software.
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Don’t fret! We’ve outlined some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a JS library. Here are 10 things you need to be thinking about right now.
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AnyChart JS Charts 2016 Year in Review: Look How Much Was Done! December 26th, 2016 by AnyChart Team
Looking back, we are proud of how MUCH was done in 2016! And now, we invite you to join us in quickly reviewing this year’s accomplishments that further strengthened AnyChart’s global leadership in interactive data visualization.
Without more ado, here is the list of new product and feature arrivals as well as major improvements to our JS charts solutions – a great chance to make sure you did not miss any important innovation.
1. More Types of JS Charts.
JS graphs and diagrams
- Treemap charts
- Linear gauges – LED, tank, and thermometer
- 3D area charts
- 3D bar charts
- 3D column charts
Stock and financial JS charts
- Candlestick charts
- Spline charts
- Step line charts
- Area charts
- Step area charts
- Spline area charts
- Marker charts
- Range column charts
- Range area charts
- Range spline area charts
JS Gantt charts
- PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) charts
- Resource charts (redesigned; beta)
- Dot (point) maps
- Flow (connector) maps
- Seat maps
2. More Features in JS Charts.
All JS charts
- Full accessibility (Section 508)
- Localization engine with 196 culture-specific locale settings files. Demos: AnyChart, AnyStock, AnyGantt, AnyMap
JS graphs and diagrams
- Chart themes/palettes (demo)
- Exclude/include data points
- Context menu
- Save data as XSLX and CSV
- Save chart configuration as XML and JSON
- String tokens
- Chart statistics
- Standalone chart elements
- Tooltip settings improvement
Stock and financial JS charts
- Drawing tools and annotations (demo)
- Technical indicators – MACD, RSI, SMA, EMA, ROC, Aroon, and custom
- Data grouping
- Markers on data points
- Range selection UI
- Legend interactivity
- Y-scale comparison mode (changes and percentage changes)
JS Gantt charts
- Calendar support
- Smart timeline
- Event markers for time intervals and important events
- Timeline markers for multiple milestones
- Drill down
- Longitude/latitude API
- Move/zoom API
- Rich integration of keyboard and mouse controls
- 13 map projections
3. Easier JS charting.
- Chart editor (demo)
- Web Audience dashboard
- Human Resources dashboard
- Investment Portfolio dashboard
- Sales dashboard
- CIO dashboard
- Site Speed Overview dashboard
- States of the US dashboard
- Migration tool – a small library for easier transit from AnyChart 5/6 to 7
- 20+ technical integration templates and samples for easy JS/HTML5 data visualization with any popular technology stack:
- ASP.NET – C# / C#, SignalR / VB.NET – MySQL integration template
- Clojure – ClojureScript – PostgreSQL integration template
- Go – (Revel) – MySQL integration template
- iOS – Objective-C – SQLite integration template
- Java Servlets – Maven, JDBC, JSP – MySQL integration template
- Java Spring – Maven, Hibernate – MySQL integration template
- Julia – MySQL integration template
- NodeJS – (Express, Jade) / Socket.IO – MongoDB integration template
- Perl – Catalyst – MySQL integration template
- PHP – (Laravel / Slim / Symfony) – MySQL integration template
- Python – Flask / Django – MySQL integration template
- R – Shiny – MySQL integration template
- Ruby on Rails – (Sinatra) – MySQL integration template
- Scala – Akka / Play – MySQL integration template
- Electron integration template
4. Faster JS Charts.
- Performance improvement (speed test):
- Less than 1s to render 250,000 data points
- Less than 60ms to stream 500 points
- Async rendering (docs)
5. New Products.
- AnyChart 7.x Plugins for Oracle APEX
To sum up, 2016 was immensely intensive. But 2017 will be no less productive from the very beginning – we promise.
We wish you a peaceful, prosperous, and happy new year!
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JS Charting Without Borders: 21 New Integration Templates for Popular Stacks December 19th, 2016 by AnyChart Team
Making your data visualization life ever easier is what we at AnyChart are boundlessly passionate about. This time we focused on further simplifying the integration of our JS charting solutions into your web development environment.
So, prepare to replan your schedule! From now on, you will spend tangibly less time on charting. And please greet the 21 New Technical Integration Templates that we have just released! They will help you deploy HTML5 graphs, maps, stock charts, dashboards, and Gantt diagrams in your stack as easily (and rapidly!) as never before, no matter what programming languages, frameworks, and databases are used.
You can find the templates right here on our website, in the Technical Integrations section.
The integration templates we’ve added cover the most popular languages, frameworks and libraries, and database programs. Below is the list of the newly available combinations.
Templates for easily integrating AnyChart JS charting libraries into your stack:
Ruby on Rails integration
We hope you agree that this is a tremendous addition to the JS charting integration samples published earlier:
- Clojure, ClojureScript and PostgreSQL,
- iOS, Objective-C and SQLite,
- NodeJS and MongoDB,
- PHP and MySQL,
- PHP, Slim and MySQL.
So, you are welcome to make use of our integration templates and samples for easier data visualization. All of them are released on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 License, rest in the AnyChart Integrations repository, and can be forked and changed in any way.
We are going to keep the collection growing further. Meanwhile, please send us your suggestions on what other particular integration you are interested to learn about first, and – as always! – that one will be prioritized; just contact our Support Team for that and name your stack.
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