Recently, a client sent over a spreadsheet of his resultswith online dating.
And instead of targeting wealthy business intelligence customers, Tablaeu is going after the rest of us: When it’s released in beta this year, Elastic will be free and aimed at casual or small-business users trying to make sense of Fitbit data, Mint budgets, and other artifacts of the plugged-in life circa 2015.
Online dating can be good for so many reasons: You can improve your witty texting skills; take up a new career as a private investigator, as you search for hidden clues about someone you’ve never met…or in the case of these two roommates, Julie and Kelsey, do fun sh*t and document all the Sitting on their burgundy-colored couch in Murray Hill, swiping left on all of the creative types in Manhattan (they prefer the hardened professionals); Kelsey comes across a potential suitor. A guy that lives in Union Square, went to an Ivy League School, raised in the Midwest, six feet fall and the golden ticket: a job at Goldman Sachs. Their goal isn’t to match with someone and get free stuff, they admitted. In addition to a sold-out Broadway performance, the girls have: laughed their way through countless comedy shows, rocked out to concerts at Madison Square Garden, sipped their way through wine tasting festivals in Tribeca, and scored playoff box seats to a Rangers game. They call their all-black ensemble” the uniform,” which makes them feel flirty and confident.
Extravagant dates just come with the territory of dating in the Big Apple. Not to mention the countless brunches, dinners and drinks scattered across some of the best spots in the city. It’s usually a variation of ripped black skinny jeans, a snug black top and leather booties.
Users load Excel spreadsheets into Elastic, which then converts them in seconds into what Story calls “Bar chart world.” In a recent demonstration of Elastic at a Tableau satellite office in Menlo Park, example XLS files of restaurant POS data and Fitbit fitness challenge data were converted into visualizations within seconds.
The UI, to my surprise, owes much to Tinder: Users apply filters by right-swiping items, remove filters by left-swiping them, and can switch between different sorts of visualizations, like heat maps or pie charts, with finger movements.