Data Visualization GE: Knowage Open Source Suite
Knowage is the full capabilities open source suite for business analytics that ensures the freedom to access source code and collaborate in an international community, while letting you build your own business solution that ensure strategic decision-making and improved productivity. It provides different products, each one focused on a specific domain but mutually combinable to ensure comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. A full set of features, such as data federation, mash-up, data/text mining and advanced data visualization, give special focus on big data analytics and comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. Knowage is realized by Engineering Group. Visit www.knowage-suite.com for more details.
Knowage Report Designer
BIRT technology platform is one of the most broadly employed data visualization and reporting technologies.
Knowage open source project embedded BIRT technology platform into its products. Precisely, Knowage Report Designer contains a visual report designer for creating BIRT Designs while Knowage Server contains the runtime engine for generating those designs that can be deployed to any Java environment.
Basics on the concept of Analytical Driver and LOV
Knowage Server allows the user to set parameters to any analytical document by means of analytical drivers and LOVs.
An analytical driver (AD) is an autonomous entity that models a business concept in order to use it as a discriminating criterion in the global data context, according to the different end-user roles.
LOV stands for List of Values. They represent the valid values for an analytical driver.