How to build an information dashboard?
February 29, 2012 12:07 PM Subscribe
What tools should I use to create an information dashboard?
posted by pbh to computers & internet (8 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I want to create an information dashboard to track certain queries and events. When you google for "information dashboard" and go to images, you can see a ton of these things, some of which look pretty nice:
Assuming I speak SQL and Python but don't want to build my own visualizations from scratch, what's the easiest way to build one or more information dashboards? Are there web services that make it really easy? I probably don't want/need some overarching BI product, more something where I can output a few different tables worth of data and then have something visualize it for me. I'd like to be able to customize the metrics, but the data itself is pretty generic (e.g., how many widgets sold today, what is the overlap between customers last year vs this year, etc.).
Should I build something custom with Google Charts? Are things like Geckoboard or Mixpanel any good for this type of task?