Why should you spend some time in data visualization before analyzing it?
Imagine you being asked to inspect a dish without the ingredients being mixed? Will you be able to judge a half-done cuisine? Of course, not — a chef will be able to analyze the food only when the ingredients are mixed in the required quantity and cooked to perfection.
The same logic applies to data, you would never be able to study data if it is not dragged, dropped, organized or picturized. The creativity done on data enhances its qualitywhich makes it more Interpretable and analyzable.
Microsoft Excel has always been the most powerful tool used for data visualization, but it’s time to be more creative, now it’s not just table or chart, many things can be added to top-up your data. So, you would ask here, why go for new complex software when I am comfortable with the one which I am using for ages? Well to explain this, let me give you a very simple example of that small digital device in your hand — yes, your mobile phone. Do you use the same phone for ages? No, because you want to upgrade yourself with the pace of technology. You want a better camera to make your pictures more presentable. Similarly, the latest visualization tools have some additional features which the traditional software would not suffice.
Did you notice a new term in the above paragraph? Well it’s the Power BI service, which is nothing but a cloud-based set-up where the reports are uploaded before publishing. This can be called as one of the limitations of Power BI as it does not allow to upload your stuff into an on-premise setup, which leads to ambiguity in the data security. However, the team is working on its best to ensure the safety of your data.
Nevertheless, the advantages of Power BI overcomes its minute limitations.
- Low cost
- Easy Customization
- Bright Future – high demand tool in the job market