What is network visualization?
Network visualization, graph visualization or link analysis is the process of visually presenting networks of connected entities as links and nodes.
Nodes represent data points and links represent the connections between them.
To look beyond your flat data model and understand connections in your data, you need powerful network visualization tools.
Why visualize networks?
The world is densely connected. If there’s an interesting relationship in your data, you’ll find value in network visualization.
Exploring networks as node-link structures instantly makes sense, even to people who’ve never worked with connected data before.
Our brains are great at spotting patterns, but only when the info is in a tangible format. Network visualization helps you identify trends and outliers quickly.
Network visualization lets you simplify complexity, see context and understand detail. With one chart, you can get an overview or dive into specific connections.
Through interactive data analysis, you gain deeper knowledge and understand context. That’s hard to achieve with a static, aggregated visualization.
An objective overview of the KeyLines and ReGraph toolkits
by Bloor – an independent research and analyst house
Are you new to network visualization?
Take a look at our DataViz 101 blog posts, including beginner’s guides to graphs, graph data modeling, graph databases and graph visualization.
Some commonly asked questions
KeyLines and ReGraph are two software development kits (SDKs) we’ve built to help developers create powerful network visualization tools. Learn more about KeyLines and ReGraph
KronoGraph, our toolkit for timeline visualization, lets you build fully-interactive timelines that reveal how network events unfold and how they’re linked. It’s a standalone toolkit that integrates seamlessly with KeyLines and ReGraph, so users get two powerful ways to visualize and analyze their network data. Learn more about KronoGraph
We’re the world’s leading supplier of network visualization technology. From law enforcement to cybersecurity and fraud detection, we work with organizations around the globe. Every day, thousands of analysts rely on our technology to ‘join the dots’ in data and uncover hidden threats.
More than 200 customers worldwide use our SDKs, from government agencies, police forces and global banks, software vendors and technology start-ups.
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