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Panorama and Google do BI!

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Clever old Panorama… just when you thought that it was about time for them to roll over and die, having been jilted by Microsoft and SAP, they team up with Google to do BI. From their blog, here’s the press release:
http://www.panorama.com/blog/?p=98
and more information is here:
http://google-pivot-tables.blogspot.com/
and there’s a tutorial here:
http://www.panorama.com/google/pivot-table/tutorial/

This is part of the wider Google announcements on Google Gadgets:
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2008/03/collaboration-goes-one-level-deeper.html
and the Google Visualization API:
http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2008/03/introducing-google-visualization-api.html
http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/documentation/gadgetgallery.html

I need some time to digest this, but my first impression is that this is BIG. The PowerApps stuff sounds very interesting indeed.

Written by Chris Webb

March 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm

Posted in On the internet

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  1. I made a test run for Google motion chart and it works really well:
     

    http://jpbi.blogspot.com/2008/03/motion-chart-provided-by-google.html

    Janne Pyykkö

    March 24, 2008 at 6:16 pm

  2. [...] I’ve been following BigQuery and Google’s BI efforts for a while, and it looks like it’s only a matter of time before they have something resembling a pivot table built into a Google Docs spreadsheet – and that would be a very significant development in the world of web-based BI. Think about it: vast amounts of data stored in BigQuery, accessible through a SQL-like interface and able to be queried very quickly; a spreadsheet on the front; all that’s needed is some kind of OLAP-like-layer in between to make it easy for end users to build their own queries. And Google have done similar things to what’s necessary here with Fusion Tables and their collaboration with Panorama.  [...]


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