features

The features you want, with none of the hassle

edgeffect makes it easy to collect, combine, analyze and visualize data faster and at a lower cost than previously possible.

Why is edgeffect different

Today, a new environment is needed where your data, either structured or unstructured, can be easily brought into the system by yourself and then shared with different contributors.
edgeffect achieves this by using open tools that support interoperable, best of breed collaborative analysis of big data using the XML Analytics Compatibility Toolset. XACT™ uses semantic technologies to document data sources, analytical tools, and visualizations to ensure interoperability. This is the edgeffect model.

To deliver on this model edgeffect provides four simple features

  • Data Collection

    edgeffect allows you to easily import a wide variety of both public and private data. A wizard exists to ETL Microsoft Office files as well as any common structured file format. In addition, real time access to open source public data makes a wide variety of data sources available to you.

  • Data Combination

    Through XACT™, all data and analytical objects in the system are self-documenting, allowing you to mix different data types, sources, and analytical tools using a drag-and-drop analytical pipeline approach – a visual programming language that is self-validating eliminates the need for extensive programming.

  • Data Analysis

    Once combined, a drag and drop object editor allows for the creation of analytics or our pre-loaded analytical functions can be used. The result is complex analytic algorithms that can be created and implemented without programing.

  • Data Visualization

    Edgeffect provides a rich library of chart and report templates. You can run most common types of visualizations or you can use your own best tool for the job: Python or D3.js or whatever you prefer. Advanced visualizations come with the territory.

Current solutions are often complex, proprietary and costly

This is because:
  • Proprietary Framework

    In order to provide at least some ease of use they either restrict the user to a proprietary platform, or require substantial investment in software licensing and hardware.

  • Custom Development

    Custom development is expensive and the approach most often restricts reusability while requiring very technically skilled developers.

  • Boutique Tools

    These tools attempt to address the gap between proprietary platforms and custom development. They do lower the cost of ownership and improve the user experience, however they do so at the cost of generalizability, often throwing the user back into the platform or custom development business, if they want to transition to a different solution or integrate additional methods.