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Monday, 28 March 2011

A picture is worth a thousand words

The term data visualization describes the representation of data sets in a graphical form. A complex idea can often be displayed as an image. This allows clearer communication of data in forms of data visualization tools. An example of tools
  • dashboards (performance dashboard),
  • scorecards,
  • charts, dials, maps, graphs etc.
SQL tools which can help visualizing data

SQL Director for Dependencies & Indexes

Graphical Database Schema Metadata Browser
A GUI for SchemaSpy (Graphical Database Schema Metadata Browser)

Systems thinking uses diagrams to express complex ideas, emergence and the chaotic universe.

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