As data science becomes more and more important, so does data visualization. Data is practically useless if you don’t have a human-readable way of communicating the insights from that data with the business.
This week, we’re highlighting Perspective, which is an open-source tool for creating interactive visualizations of large, real-time datasets.
Perspective is a project hosted by the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), a nonprofit that is working to accelerate collaboration and innovation in the financial services sector. They do this by encouraging the adoption of open-source software, standards, and best practices.
Perspective can be used to build reports, dashboards, notebooks, and applications. It has a fast, memory-efficient query engine and offers read/write/stream support for Apache Arrow.
FINOS hopes that financial services firms utilize Perspective to increase access to data, enhance visualization, and create better reports.