March 22, 2016

Product Spotlight: Dundas Data Visualization

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Tags: Big Data

In this product spotlight video, Dundas’s Vlad Katkov speaks with technology analyst Eric Perry. Dundas is a flexible data visualization platform suited for API professionals, data analysts, and savvy consumers. 


What separates Dundas from other data visualization platforms?

Katkov: “Flexibility. It doesn’t just center around how the users can display their data, but also how they can prepare and interact with it.  Users can consume data directly from the source at runtime, store it in our data warehouse, or keep it in their server’s memory for best performance.”  

Katkov says that users should graduate from data exploration to data visualization as quickly as possible to get the most out of the Dundas platform. 

“From [the data dashboard], you can start expanding and building a full solution that will work for many users.  Like any business solution, there are a lot of configurations available, so it’s a good idea to watch some of our videos and tutorials online.”

Dundas also provides training courses to help users get used to the application and learn best practices for data visualization.

Who is the ideal customer for Dundas?

Katkov: “Dundas BI is designed to suit many different types of users ranging from consumers, (generally just viewing data samples), to data analysts, and all the way to BI professionals and developers who have access to our ETL layer.  We typically see the most successful implementations when the customer uses their entire team to create, consume, and govern the solution. 

“Although we don’t focus on any single industry or vertical, we do play very well within the embedded solution space for manufacturers that require tight integration with their existing products.”

What does pricing look like for Dundas?

Dundas is licensed according to number of users. There are three different types of users:

  • Standard users
  • Power users
  • Developers

“Standard and power users can either be named or concurrent, which means you can share one license among several people. Customers can and usually do opt for a perpetual pricing model, which is a one time fee. But we also offer annual subscription pricing.  

“What’s interesting about our licensing model is that we don’t put hardware limits on the deployment, such as a specific number of CPU cores. This makes it very easy to scale your deployment across more than one server or even move to a more powerful server if the need arises without worrying about additional costs.”

Does Dundas Have Any Limitations? 

Katkov: “We are currently working on enhancing our mobile capabilities and viewing options. Dundas BI is based on HTML5, and currently does adapt to mobile devices (supports touch gestures, pinch zoom, etc.), but we are adding more options to make the mobile experience smarter in future versions.”

To learn more about Dundas’ capabilities or to receive a customized product recommendation, check out the product selection tool at TechnologyAdvice.com. You can also compare similar business intelligence software in our article, Domo vs. Tableau.