Chartio, a business intelligence service that lets you explore your data from a wide variety of sources, is launching a new service today that should make getting started with data analysis and visualization quite a bit easier. The new Data Pipeline, which Chartio co-founder and CTO Dave Fowler described to me as “a bit like Yahoo pipes but for business data,” takes your data and walks you through a series of steps to transform and merge it. It doesn’t quite have the graphical interface of Yahoo Pipes, but in return the new interface allows you to more easily perform all kinds of standard operations on your data (think merges and sorts).
Chartio Adds Permission Settings, Letting More People Play with Data
For data visualization software startup Chartio, everything is working out the way it’s supposed to. Chartio sought to get lots of people inside a company exploring data and making charts based on it, to observe trends about revenue sources or where all the money is going. And now that’s happened, leading the startup to think up ways to make it easy to for companies to set rules for what data each person has access to. “We were just having companies with hundreds of users,” rather than just 20 or so, cofounder and chief executive Dave Fowler told VentureBeat today.