Thank You, FlowingData Sponsors

Posted to Sponsors  |  Nathan Yau

The past couple of months have been pretty exciting here on FlowingData. We hit the front page of some of the big social media sites, and our community continues to inch closer towards the 10,000-mark. I feel like FlowingData is nearing critical mass, and at this point, I’m just along for the ride.

None of this would be possible without the help of FlowingData sponsors. I hope you’ll join me in thanking them by checking out the cool visualization stuff they have to offer, and I’d like to extend a special welcome to FlowingData’s two newest sponsors, InstantAtlas and NetCharts.

Eye-Sys — Comprehensive real-time 3D visualization. Their gallery section in particular is quite impressive.

Tableau Software — Data exploration and visual analytics for understanding databases and spreadsheets that makes data analysis easy and fun.

NetCharts — Build business dashboards that turn data into actionable information with dynamic charts and graphs.

InstantAtlas — Enables information analysts to create interactive maps to improve data visualization and enhance communication.

SiSense — Easy-to-use reporting and analysis. No code required and directly connects to Excel, CSV files, SQL, MySQL, Oracle and SQL Analysis Services

Also, thank you to all of you who continue to share FlowingData on Digg, del.icio.us, Twitter, StumbleUpon, via email, etc, and just helping me get the word out. It’s certainly none of my doing. I’m a horrible promoter. Please keep on doing whatever you’re doing, FlowingData readers. I appreciate all of it.

If you’d like to sponsor FlowingData, please feel free to email me, and I’ll get back to you with the details.

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