Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Announcing the Launch of NoSQL Analytics Platform

Today Cloud9 Charts announced the launch of its visual analytics platform for NoSQL databases. The press release details how Cloud9 Charts enables native support for querying and visualizing data from NoSQL databases directly without migration or ETL, with insights displayed in easy-to-understand, customizable and embeddable dashboards in minutes.

Founder of Cloud9 Charts Jay Gopalakrishnan notes: "Analytics from these [NoSQL] databases presents a unique set of challenges, one that often results in the ETL of data into a relational database for BI purposes. Our solution enables users to plug in native queries into the underlying source and complement it with a SQL layer on top to visualize and track the data in minutes." 

Features of the analytics for NoSQL databases:

Data Discovery/Analysis
Run native queries against NoSQL databases and complement it with a standardized SQL layer to analyze data, without requiring any ETL into relational databases.
Create dashboards with charts, grids, geo heat-maps and other widgets instantly, with various share, embed and reporting capabilities.
Track metrics with customizable data warehousing options.
Data Plumbing
Run queries across multiple databases to combine and aggregate them, merge data multiple database types and reduce BI loads on databases with incremental data extraction.

Direct cloud-based connectivity with nothing to install or an agent-based approach to securely connect inside the firewall.

Instant Reporting
Custom reporting is available online for MongoDB, Cloudant, Cassandra/DataStax, HBase, S3 Files, Relational databases, Data Warehouses, Google Analytics, Salesforce, and others.

Sample Cloud9 Charts Dashboard Displaying Multiple Analytics Sets
About Cloud9 Charts
Cloud9 Charts is a reporting-as-a-service that simplifies data wrangling, analysis, and visualizations from Big Data stores. Founded in 2012 to address the growing demands of generating actionable insights from the shifting data storage trends, the company enables Fortune 500 companies to early-stage startups to visualize, analyze and track their business and operational metrics across a variety of data sources, enabling informed business decisions to be made easily. Cloud9 Charts is based in downtown Oakland, California. www.cloud9charts.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Advanced MongoDB Reporting Options

Several new features have been added into our MongoDB integration, for large scale MongoDB enterprise deployments: 
  • Kerberos Authentication
  • Read Preferences support to specify queries against a specific node
  • Optional index checking to ensure queries are only run when appropriate indexes and shard keys are present 
  • Execute queries against multiple Mongo databases and merge the results

Check out how to connect, plug in MongoDB queries, along with a SQL like syntax on top to analyze/visualize MongoDB data using our Instant MongoDB Reporting page. 

See more documentation here.

Watch a video of how we work with MongoDB: 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

PostgreSQL Instant Reporting

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system that is known for being feature-rich and standards compliant. Cloud9 Charts now enables instant reporting for
PostgreSQL data.

Find out how to use settings to connect to our demo PostgreSQL to see how it works (or use your own): PostgreSQL instant reporting

About PostgresSQL

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. An enterprise class database, PostgreSQL boasts sophisticated features such as Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), point in time recovery, tablespaces, asynchronous replication, nested transactions (savepoints), online/hot backups, a sophisticated query planner/optimizer, and write ahead logging for fault tolerance.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Google Analytics - Advanced Reporting

Google Analytics is an essential part of business’ analytics as it provides deep insights into all web activities. Data from Google Analytics is often taken and manually calculated in separate spreadsheets or other reports. With our updated Google Analytics integration you can powerfully query, segment Google Analytics data and combine them with data from your databases for a fully comprehensive, integrated look into ALL aspects of a business, all in one place.

Introducing Google Analytics Instant Reporting with Cloud9 Charts.

Create powerful, automated reports from your Google Analytics data.

Get started and learn more in our Product Documentation.

About Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. It's the most widely used website statistics service. The basic service is free of charge and a premium version is available for a fee.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

MySQL Instant Reporting

We are pleased to announce the availability of Instant MySQL ReportingThis empowers MySQL users to instantly build visual reporting from their databases. 

Highlights : 
  • Plugin SQL queries to instantly build widgets (charts, geo, tables etc) and custom dashboards.
  • Mash up data from other Relational databases and NoSQL data stores. 
  • Automate data extraction, manipulation and reporting with auto-updated dashboards.   
This follows hot on the heels of our recent Mongo and Cloudant Instant Reporting launches. Stay tuned for several others launching shortly.  

Take a tour (no signup required) - let us know what you think! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

BitYota Integration

We are pleased to announce support for BitYota, a Data Warehousing as a Service for structured and unstructured data. 

This integration enables BitYota users to query, visualize and automate dashboards from their underlying data in BitYota. 

Visit our Instant BitYota Reporting page to see it in action. Documentation here

Monday, July 21, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mongo Instant Reporting

We are very pleased to announce the launch of MongoDB Instant Reporting, following on the heels of our Cloudant Instant Reporting earlier this week. This empowers MongoDB users to instantly build visual reporting from their databases like never before.


  • Use MongoDB Query to pull data.
  • Manipulate the data further with Cloud9QL, our optional SQL-like syntax for reporting queries, instead of writing complex map-reduce functions.
  • Instantly build widgets (charts, geo, tables etc) and custom dashboards.
  • Mash up data from multiple MongoDB databases along with relational databases and non-MongoDB datasources. 
  • Automate data extraction, manipulation and reporting for auto-updated dashboards. 

See it for yourself (no signup required) or watch how it works - we'd love to hear what you think!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Instant Cloudant Reporting

We are excited to announce the availability of Instant Cloudant Reporting. This empowers Cloudant users to instantly build visual reporting from their databases.

Highlights : 
  • Use the new Cloudant JSON Query syntax, or indexes to pull data.
  • Manipulate the data further with Cloud9QL, our optional SQL-like syntax.
  • Instantly build widgets (charts, geo, tables etc) and custom dashboards.
  • Mash up data from non-Cloudant datasources. 
  • Automate data extraction, manipulation and reporting with auto-updated dashboards.   
Take a tour (no signup required) - we'd love to hear your feedback!

 Cloudant Instant Reporting

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cloudant Query Support

Following the release of Cloudant's new powerful Query Language last week, we are pleased to announce support for Cloudant Query into Cloud9 Charts. This further enables seamless reporting of Cloudant data, using Cloudant Query to pull data from Cloudant databases. 

See how it works here

In addition, we've also added join/lookup support to our integration, which allows foreign key type lookups cross multiple Cloudant databases.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Automated Cloudant Reports Within Minutes [Video]

Watch a demo by our founder to see how Cloud9 Charts integrates with Cloudant, a leading distributed Database-as-a-Service for fast growing data.

With customers that range from Fortune 500 companies to early stage start-ups, Cloud9 Charts extracts, transforms, visualizes and automates slick reports within a matter of minutes.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GoGrid Partnership Announcement

We are excited to announce our new partnership with GoGrid. GoGrid is the leading pure-play infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider specializing in cloud infrastructure solutions.

GoGrid and Cloud9 Charts both have partnerships with MongoDB, a leading NoSQL, document-oriented database. Our Instant MongoDB Reporting solution enables MongoDB users to instantly visualize, analyze and automate reporting from MongoDB. GoGrid’s MongoDB 1-Button DeployTM Solution enables users to “evaluate, develop, test, deploy, and scale MongoDB clusters on GoGrid with the click of a mouse.”

See the GoGrid partner page with the Cloud9 Charts description.

About GoGrid: GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. As the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), GoGrid is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for more than a decade for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit http://www.GoGrid.com.


New Partnership with MongoDB

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New Single Sign-On Feature

Companies often spend inordinate amounts of time and engineering resources into building custom analytics into their customer facing portals.

We are happy to announce that we now offer a Single Sign-on (SSO) API to our customers. This enables user specific analytics and reports within Cloud9 Charts to be embedded within our customer's portals.

Please contact us for API details.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Support for Cloudant and Aerospike

We are pleased to announce support for Aerospike and Cloudant, two fantastic solutions in the NoSQL database space. With Cloud9 Charts, you can seamlessly visualize and analyze data from these data sources in minutes. Contact us for learn more.

About Aerospike
Aerospike Database is a real-time NoSQL database for applications. Aerospike offers the only flash-optimized NoSQL database that delivers predictable high performance for mission-critical, high scale applications. The fastest, most scalable and reliable, NoSQL database, Aerospike has been the database of choice for the most demanding Ad-tech and omni-channel Marketing platforms www.aerospike.com
About Cloudant
Cloudant is an enterprise software company which provides an open source non-relational, distributed database service of the same name that requires zero-configuration. Cloudant's service provides integrated data management, search, and analytics engine designed for web applications. The Cloudant team manages and serves mobile and web app data on behalf of thousands of developers and hundreds of customers to their users around the world. https://cloudant.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Push Data API

Cloud9 Charts provides two modes of working with data: ‘Pull’, which enables our extractors to work with existing data from datastores, and, ‘Push’ which can be used to send real-time data using our API.

In this post, we’ll take a hands-on look at our Push API:
      1.  Send some data:

    Open a terminal and paste the following:
    curl  -i -X POST -d '{"entity": "Push Simple", "data":[{"Some Data":20,"Some Other Data":40}]}' https://api.cloud9charts.com/live/6xaFYvBLSA8ie
     Modify the data section as you see fit. This submits data into Cloud9 Charts using curl, but could just as well be implemented directly into code.

       2.     See the results here:

This chart will be updated automatically as you send more data to it.

Another example, which uses the Push API for real-time tracking of a messaging campaign can be found here: https://www.knowi.com/demoPushAPI

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Partnership with MongoDB

One of Cloud9 Chart's key value propositions is to be able to seamlessly build reports from many of the newer, rapidly growing NoSQL database technologies. As part of those efforts, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with MongoDB

We enable visual reporting on data from MongoDB in minutes, with our unprecedented capabilities to extract, visualize, analyze data from it. 

Check out the video by our founder for a brief on how it works!

MongoDB Reporting using Cloud9 Charts

Email us for a live demonstration and to request a 30-day trial.

About MongoDB: MongoDB (from "humongous") is an open-source document database, and the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB provides high performance, high availability, and easy scalability. Learn more at http://www.mongodb.org/.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Data, Simplified.

We are glad to finally say hello. We’ve spent most of 2013 in heads down in private beta with awesome customers like Responsys, Net2TV, Mowingo, Factory and others. As we exit our beta phase, we’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves.

Cloud9 Charts is a Reporting-as-a-Service for any data anywhere. Unlike many bloatware BI tools that takes months to implement and costs an arm and a leg only to find out that it delivers little value, our mission is to transform how companies make data driven decisions by fundamentally altering how companies extract, visualize and analyze data from any source.

With the explosion of data growth along with new NoSQL data storage schemes, reporting on that data can often be painstaking. In many companies, this involves laborious manual querying along with Excel jiggery-pokery, which is also an impediment to instilling a data driven culture - teams/companies often fly blind without key metrics at their fingertips because it’s painful to compile those metrics each and every time. 

With Cloud9 Charts, we are able to provide dashboards of every set of metrics that you cared about right at your fingertips, that is updated automatically, regardless of how big, complicated or disparate your underlying data is. We aim to do this simply, affordably, and uniquely different to any solutions that exist in the marketplace today.

We welcome and appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have for us. Also join us on our newly minted Facebook and Twitter pages! We’ll make sure to say hello and welcome you into the Cloud9 Charts community. You can also drop us a line here.

We have several exciting things in the works - stay tuned!