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The Hadoop Ecosystem, Visualized in Datameer

By on June 28, 2012

In our last post, Christophe explained why Datameer uses D3.js to power our Business Infographic™ designer. I thought I would follow up his post showing how we visualized the Hadoop ecosystem connections. First using only D3.js, and second using Datameer 2.0.

The Hadoop Ecosystem – Visualized using D3.js and Photoshop

Many people asked about the image above that was on our booth at the Hadoop Summit. Here’s how the image was created:

1. A .csv file was created from public press releases and partner pages with the connections of companies and some technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem.
2. Our visualization engineer, Christophe, coded a graphic (specifically this one) in D3.js using this data set.
3. Our graphic designer then took the image and did a few modifications (increased some font size and added Datameer’s Hadoop distribution partners).

Not including the data collection process, in short, it took three people a good amount of time (probably 4-6 hours) to create this graphic.

The above Business Infographic™ was created by me, Rich Taylor, a Director of Marketing, all by myself using Datameer 2.0, no coding or separate design tool required.

1. Using the same .csv file, I uploaded the file into Datameer.
2. I went to the Business Infographic™ designer, chose the circular network graphic and dragged over my data from my uploaded file
3. Next I made some edits to the graphic, uploaded a few partner logos and added some text.
4. To take it a little further, I opened the data into a Datameer workbook, did some analytics (groupby, groupcount, join and filter) to find who has the most partners/connections and threw that into my infographic.

In short, it took one person (a business user) about 30 minutes to put this together. I even got carried away and tried out a few different layouts, which just took a few more minutes.

Sound easy enough? Try it out for yourself by downloading our free trial! No Hadoop cluster needed, you can get started today right on your laptop. http://www.datameer.com/download.html

Oh and think you can make a better infographic with the same data? Download the Datameer Hadoop Ecosystem app and prove it.
Hadoop Ecosystem app: http://www.datameer.com/apps/application/569/details?productId=
Hadoop Ecosystem .csv file: Hadoop Ecosystem Datameer Spreadsheet


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