Infochimps, the first open data marketplace and a leading provider of tools, content, and operational expertise for big data infrastructure, today announced Dashpot for the Infochimps Platform, an easy-to-use analytics and operations dashboard that provides customers with a powerful suite of tools for business metrics and data visualization, cluster management and system monitoring.
Dashpot enables customers to easily capture and visualize data on the fly as it is being ingested by the Infochimps Platform through an in-stream decoration process powered by Infochimps’ Flume-based Data Delivery Service. The process helps users get insights in near real-time, and ultimately multiply the value of their data. Once fully ingested by the Infochimps Platform, Dashpot also gives customers full visibility and control of their Big Data stack all in one place helping them go from input to insight faster.
“We built Dashpot to dramatically increase the usability and management of the Infochimps Platform and help our customers see their data as it streams in. When users decorate their data with other sources, they can produce completely new insights that can fuel a new level of critical decision making,” said Joe Kelly, co-founder and CEO. “For example, a customer in the retail vertical is using the Infochimps Platform to capture real-time point-of-sale data. 60 seconds after a customer runs a credit card in a store, or gives their email address or phone number, their demographics have been fetched and they can be filtered and viewed in Dashpot. Being able to display real-time transactions with customer profiles, seconds after they occur, stands to change the game for the retailer.”