Visualizing Your Cloud’s Data

MAY 26, 2009
This post is part of the Who's @ Google I/O, a series of blog posts that give a closer look at developers who'll be speaking or demoing at Google I/O. Today's post is a guest post written by Jesse Lorenz from

Many companies are storing their data in the cloud, and they are looking for ways to gain insight to this data. The Google Visualization API is a great way to do just that, which is why has built a set of Google Visualization components for These components enable customers and partners to quickly embed sophisticated reporting and analysis functionality in to their applications. You can even use the Annotated Time Line visualization to visualize your sales progress:

The Google Visualization component project is one of the most popular projects on partners have already begun to leverage the components to build new business intelligence apps so that users can quickly generate reports and dashboards that provide them with new insight to their data.

If you’d like to learn more about embedding Google Visualizations into your applications, this tutorial is the best place to start. It contains a walk-through of how to get started as well as links to sample code for all of the supported components. The project is open source and everyone is encouraged to contribute! will be co-presenting a session at Google I/O that will discuss how to embed the power of the Google Visualization API in business applications, and how to turn a application in to a Google Visualization data source. We hope to see you there! To learn more about developing applications on, go to

Guest By Jesse Lorenz from