Get Running with Arcadia Instant and KSQL

Published on April 23, 2018

This guide is meant to provide an overview of how to get the Arcadia Data demo environment up and running for Confluent’s KSQL system and Apache Kafka®. PREREQUISITES Get Docker Installed Increase the Resource Allocation for Docker DOWNLOAD AND RUN ARCADIA INSTANT RUN KAFKA + KSQL Grab the docker-compose Config Files Create the Initial Schemas…

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A Day in the Life of a Business Analyst Using Streaming Analytics

Published on April 23, 2018

Before using this walkthrough, you need a working Arcadia Data and KSQL environment. Read this knowledge base article to quickly set one up. The accompanying video for this article is available here.   ARCADIA INSTANT – Online Fraud Analysis Dashboard About Arcadia Data and Confluent Streaming data environments related to the Internet of Things, change data…

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Embedding Authenticated Arcadia Data Visuals into Your Application

Published on December 5, 2017

Introduction Anatomy of a Trusted Authentication Request Server Setup Walking through an Example Implementation Add the new server configuration Set up three new user accounts: two standard users and a ticket granter user Create a new data segment and assign it to users Create a Django application Putting it all together Introduction Arcadia Data provides…

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Getting Started 5: App Navigation

Published on May 17, 2017

Arcadia Instant and Arcadia Enterprise are our company’s tools for visual analytics. Arcadia Instant is a free downloadable visual analytics tool while Arcadia Enterprise is an enterprise-grade platform capable of supporting teams of users and variety of data sources. Arcadia Instant comes in Windows and Mac downloads directly from Arcadia Data, and helps you quickly…

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Getting Started 4: Building Visuals

Published on May 3, 2017

Arcadia Instant and Arcadia Enterprise are our company’s tools for visual analytics. Arcadia Instant is a free downloadable visual analytics tool while Arcadia Enterprise is an enterprise-grade platform capable of supporting teams of users and variety of data sources. Arcadia Instant comes in Windows and Mac downloads directly from Arcadia Data, and helps you quickly…

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Getting Started 3: Working with Dashboards

Published on April 20, 2017

Arcadia Instant and Arcadia Enterprise are our company’s tools for visual analytics. Arcadia Instant is a free downloadable visual analytics tool while Arcadia Enterprise is an enterprise-grade platform capable of supporting teams of users and a variety of data sources.   Arcadia Instant comes in Windows and Mac downloads directly from Arcadia Data and helps you quickly…

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Getting Started 2: Connections, Data Import, and Datasets

Published on April 6, 2017

Arcadia Instant and Arcadia Enterprise are our company’s tools for big data visual analytics. Arcadia Instant is a free downloadable visual analytics tool while Arcadia Enterprise is an enterprise-grade platform capable of supporting teams of users and a variety of data sources. Arcadia Instant comes in Windows and Mac downloads directly from Arcadia Data and helps…

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Getting Started 1: Exploring Arcadia Instant

Published on March 30, 2017

Arcadia Instant and Arcadia Enterprise are our company’s tools for big data visual analytics. Arcadia Instant is a free downloadable visual tool while Arcadia Enterprise is a more robust enterprise-grade platform capable of supporting teams of users and a variety of data sources.   Arcadia Instant comes in Windows and Mac downloads directly from Arcadia Data,…

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How Apache Spark Integrates with Apache Hadoop

Published on March 21, 2017

The idea that “big data is the new oil” has been around for more than a decade, but business leaders are just discovering how true that is in unexpected ways. Unrefined data is a sticky mess and can be a liability. However, those who know how to process data with the right tools, such as…

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The Power and Flexibility of Derived Data, Part 2

Published on January 18, 2017

In part one of the Derived Data feature deep dive we looked at how to perform a multi-step analysis that classified airlines into bins based on departure delays at airports.  In this post, we will continue to explore the power of Derived Data with a marketing use case.  Unique Visitors and Pageviews are two important…

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Using Filters to Drill Down into Your Data

Published on January 16, 2017

If you watch or listen to the news, you can’t help but hear the debate about law enforcement use of deadly force, in particular as it relates to minorities. Regardless of where you sit within the political spectrum, the truth of the matter is that mistakes happen and people, good people, are on both sides…

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Filtering your Data to Simplify Decision Making with Visualizations

Published on January 3, 2017

Real estate investments can take a great deal of effort and considerable resources. Finding the right property to produce a reasonable return can be challenging for the inexperienced investor. The key questions a successful real estate investor needs to focus on depends on his/her goals, whether they want steady rental income or a quick turnaround…

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The Power and Flexibility of Derived Data, Part 1

Published on December 8, 2016

Derived Data, a powerful report-based feature in Arcadia Enterprise, enables users to conduct complex analyses within a single visual. In this post we will explore a use case for applying Derived Data that will allow a user to perform a multi-pass cohort analysis. Let’s start with data about flight delays: you’d like to categorize airports…

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How to Use a Variety of Visuals to Show Different Trends

Published on November 2, 2016

In a legal system premised on the presumption of innocence, it’s hard to think of a more fundamental issue than the death of alleged criminal suspects at the hands of police officers. Confrontations between the authorities and citizens feed directly into urgent political dialog, very much of late in minority communities in the US facing…

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Adding a Calculated Field to a Dataset

Published on October 5, 2016

Where do we need calculated fields? Calculated fields are used when you need to aggregate or manipulate our data in some way. For example, let’s look at the dataset Employee_Salary_2014 [Data source]. This dataset shows employee salaries in the Montgomery County, Maryland in the year 2014. It has fields showing the Current Annual Salary and…

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Application Navigation

Published on September 7, 2016

Developing Navigable applications with Arcadia Data Arcadia Data introduces the concept of Standalone Applications starting with release 3.0. In this paper we showcase how to effectively build a complete purposeful Application comprised of related dashboards. Figure 1: Consumer Complaints with navigation links on the left Terminology: Visual: A single visualization, charting 1 or more dimensions…

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How to Use Custom Styles to Draw Box Plots on Scatter Graphs

Published on July 20, 2016

A box plot is a very effective way of graphically representing groups of numerical data through their quartiles. Box plots often have lines, commonly known as whiskers, that extend vertically from the boxes; they show variability outside the upper and lower quartiles. Box plots are strictly descriptive: they show variation in a sample without making…

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Filter Scope

Published on June 29, 2016

Developing effective applications with Arcadia Data Developing Applications with Arcadia Data became easier with the onset of our 3.1 release. One key feature enables ease of filter usage. We will demonstrate this below for visuals belonging to the same datasets and for apps placed in an appgroup. We will first walk through the behavior of…

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Arcadia Data vs Tableau and Other Visual Analytics Tools

Published on November 5, 2015

Introduction New to Arcadia? Considering switching over from another Visual Analytics tool, such as Tableau? In this series of posts, you will learn about the differences between Arcadia, Tableau, and other similar tools. This first entry will cover some of the basic differences found in Arcadia. Reposition your Thinking about Arcadia versus Tableau Desktop and…

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Manage Field Attributes

Published on October 30, 2015

In most cases, data can be divided into dimensions and measures, but this division may not always fit according to your visualization requirements. In such cases, you can define and manipulate the dataset by converting Dimensions into Measures, and vice versa. In Arcadia, you can toggle between Dimensions and Measures. When you convert a dimension…

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Applying Drilldowns to Dashboards

Published on October 27, 2015

Why Drilldowns? Drilldowns are helpful in showing maximum information by representing data in consumable blocks. It’s a way to send information between two different charts—from a selected field on one chart to another chart showing related information. In Arcadia, you can apply drilldowns by enabling click behavior on one visual (the driving visual) that will…

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