Datawatch's New Major League Baseball Stats Interactive Visualization Demos the Fun and Power of Big Data Visualization Interactive Visualization Kicks Off New Online Datawatch Community
CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Did baseball's steroid era truly skew home run records? Is Ted Williams' on-base percentage still that impressive compared to today's batting stars? Why was 1981 the worst year in team run production since 1918?
Baseball and Big Data geeks alike can probe these and many more baseball stat questions thanks to a fun new interactive data visualization created by Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH) to kick off its new online Datawatch Community.
Datawatch, a leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions, created the baseball visualization to demonstrate the ease and powerful insights that can be derived by visualizing vast amounts of data of different types in a real-time interactive environment. The visualization lets users explore and compare a variety of interesting statistics – including team and player performance, pay and playoff records – of all major league baseball teams dating back to the 1871 season.
The visualization was built using Datawatch Desktop and hosted on Datawatch Server, deployed via Amazon Web Services. It demonstrates the power and flexibility of using less-than-structured data, in this case box scores from games sourced in PDF files, with user friendly visual design capabilities. This visualization is uniquely developed and deployed using Datawatch because of the nature and complexity of the data. This and other visualization examples available in the Datawatch Community are also unique to Datawatch, especially in the area of in-motion stream data sources.
Datawatch users who join the new Datawatch Community can find examples like the baseball visualization as well development resources, expert advice and a host of other benefits to help them build their own visualization solutions.
The Datawatch Community is a social network platform that can help customers and prospects experience the full value of Datawatch software. It is a user-driven community with a wealth of knowledge from customers eager to share their experiences and insights, according to Ben Plummer, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Strategic Alliances. "They will find discussion forums, demos, videos, blogs, product documentation and white papers to help make their jobs easier and more productive. The Community is also an excellent first line of support for solving challenging visualization problems," he said.
About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides visual data discovery software that optimizes any data – regardless of its variety, volume, or velocity – delivering next generation analytics to reveal valuable insights for improving business. Its unique ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files and EDI streams with real-time streaming data into visually rich analytic applications allows users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. See the Whole Story for yourself by downloading the free trial at www.datawatch.com/trial.
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