Mobile analytics: 10 great apps to visualize big data on the go
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Big data can mean big value, and mobile is a great way to analyze it. Here are 10 apps to help you process and analyze your data.
Tableau Mobile is a streamlined mobile version of Tableau’s software. It allows the user to add calculations and data filters with a touch, and it even shows offline snapshots of certain visualizations.
2. IBM Cognos
One of IBM’s key business intelligence (BI) tools, Cognos, is available on mobile. Users can access existing reports and dashboards they have in Cognos, syncing content from the Cognos server, email attachments, or iTunes itself.
QlikView on mobile gives users access to analytics, visualization, and search, with familiar actions like pinch to zoom for navigation. While many analytics and BI apps are optimised for tablets, QlikView is actually designed to work well on smaller smartphone screens as well.
4. SAP BusinessObjects
Available on Android and iOS, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile gives users access to many of the same tools in the classic BusinessObjects software for their second screens. This mobile app works online and off, and gives users collaboration features and access to its in-memory data sources as well.
Business users can bring their organizations analytics to life with Roambi’s native mobile apps. Roambi uses what it calls “views” in place of dashboards to make your data visualizations easier to understand.
6. Salesforce Wave
Salesforce Wave Analytics was designed mobile-first, but it also works well on smartwatches. This app is focused heavily on collaboration and offers embedded dashboards and easy data exploration.
7. SAS Mobile BI
SAS Mobile BI is a part of the SAS Visual Analytics solution, providing analysts with data-rich reports across smartphones and tablets on both Android and iOS. By connecting to the SAS in-memory server, reports refresh quickly.
8. Oracle Business Intelligence
For Oracle shops, their Business Intelligence Mobile app is a great option for taking a look at your data on the go. The app is integrated with the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, so users can quickly jump into existing content without any additional steps.
Splunk users can access Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud intelligence through the Splunk Mobile Access app. Strong security makes it a good enterprise option, and users also get the ability to annotate reports before sharing them.
10. Google Analytics
While not as powerful as some of the others on this list, Google Analytics is a great option for SMBs and entrepreneurs who want to analyze their web traffic and app reporting data. It’s available on Android and iOS.