Well, I know this is suppose to be about PerformancePoint Server and Microsoft Business intelligence, but sometimes you cannot resist talking about some other products. I like to analyze some of the new web 2.0 companies out there because we have one under development. We I have posted about Swivel in the past but hear a podcast about them and thought I would check them out again. Swivel is interesting and can be found at http://www.swivel.com. Not sure about the money making model, but it does have some interesting functionality and possibilies.
I created a data set and posted the following graph on Video game console sales. Then you can embed the graph into your web site with a simple include tag.
Kind of a bummer you really do not have that much control over the graph, even editing the data set is done offline and you need to reupload your data set. Kind of a pain.
Anyway, it is fun to play with and they said they have over 1 million graphs created. When you really break it down, they have less than 4,000 members but when you upload a data set, it creates a ton of charts. Interesting web 2.0/Analytics company. I’m going to watch them for a while and see what happens. They are trying to integrate with Yahoo functionality so I bet they are hoping to be purchased by Yahoo. [:)]