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6/11
2007
Terry Slattery

Google Trendalyzer

I’m always on the look out for new technology and Google’s Trendalyzer is a good example. Google recently acquired the technology from the original authors at Gapminder (http://www.gapminder.org/). The concept is pretty cool – show trends in large data sets that would otherwise be difficult to visualize. A good example of it in use is shown in a talk by Hans Roslings at TED 2006 (Technology, Entertainment, Design) on world health and how the health of people who live in different countries varies over time and with other factors such as family size and average financial income. The presentation and data itself is pretty interesting. What is interesting is how he uses Trendalyzer to show the trends of several variables over time. I find his presentation absolutely incredible.

I’m interested in what you think would be useful data sets to visualize using Trendalyzer, so leave a comment with your suggestion. We’ll see if we can make use of Trendalyzer to provide insights into complex network data.

-Terry

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Terry Slattery

Terry Slattery

Principal Architect

Terry Slattery is a Principal Architect at NetCraftsmen, an advanced network consulting firm that specializes in high-profile and challenging network consulting jobs. Terry is currently working on network management, SDN, business strategy consulting, and interesting legal cases. He is the founder of Netcordia, inventor of NetMRI, has been a successful technology innovator in networking during the past 20 years, and is co-inventor on two patents. He has a long history of network consulting and design work, including some of the first Cisco consulting and training. As a consultant to Cisco, he led the development of the current Cisco IOS command line interface. Prior to Netcordia, Terry founded Chesapeake Computer Consultants, which became a Cisco premier training and consulting partner. At Chesapeake, he co-invented and patented the v-LAB system to provide hands-on access to real hardware for the hands-on component of internetwork training classes. Terry co-authored the successful McGraw-Hill text "Advanced IP Routing in Cisco Networks," is the second CCIE (1026) awarded, and is a regular speaker at Enterprise Connect and Interop. He currently blogs at TechTarget, No Jitter and our very own NetCraftsmen.

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