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Pentaho for Big Data Analytics by Feris Thia, Manoj R Patil

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Chapter 5. Visualization of Big Data

This chapter provides a basic understanding of visualizations and examples to analyze the patterns using various charts based on Hive data.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Evolution of data visualization and its classification
  • Data source preparation
  • Consumption of HDFS-based data through HiveQL
  • Preparation of various charts
  • Beautification of the charts using styling

Data visualization

Data visualization is nothing but a representation of your data in graphical form. For example, assume you run your data analytics plan and get an enriched data set, which needs to be further studied to extract patterns. In spite of you putting your filtered analyzed data into tabular form with a sorting feature, ...

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