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Why Devil ray kicked Clownfish out

Devil ray vs ClownfishToday we made an important step in Jolicharts’ still short history: we replaced the 4-months-old Clownfish release by Devil ray. Now, since we started we’ve been releasing 2 to 3 minor updates per week but this one was a big step. We just passed the first milestone of our long term strategy which is to become the must-have tool for web developers who need analytics in their app. So, what’s new?

  • Data can be kept on your own servers
    If you don’t want to host your data elsewhere, keep it where it is right now. Jolicharts can be connected to your database (MySQL and PostgreSQL as of today) and will generate all queries automatically using the chart builder drag-and-drop interface.
  • Embeddable charts and dashboards
    Charts and dashboards can be embedded into your apps using a simple link. More about that here.
  • A more powerful analysis of datasources
    Even datasources with a lot of columns are now analysed in seconds in order to generate your queries efficiently.
  • High-speed generation of dashboards, even with big amounts of data
    We have improved our charting algorithms in order to display even big dashboards in a few seconds. You will also benefit from Jolicharts smart caching in order to reduce the time to display your charts.
  • URL control of dashboards and charts to allow embedding
    Dashboard and chart content can be controlled by defining filters directly through the URL. Read about it here.

Integrating Jolicharts into your SaaS application

MilestoneToday is a great day.

For Jolicharts, as we have achieved our first major milestone on our road to the simplest but most powerful BI application.

For you, our beloved users and followers, as you’ll from now on be able to use Jolicharts in your own software applications.

Embedded dashboards managed through an API

Since the very first release of Jolicharts some weeks ago it has been possible to publish dashboards and integrate them into third-party applications using a simple iframe code snippet.

This was fine but there was no interactivity between the embedded dashboard and the data of the application into which the dashboard was embedded.

From now on it will be possible to manage the content of a dashboard without the user interface. Everything can be done with the new powerful Jolicharts API.

Transferring data with SFTP

If you integrate a Jolicharts dashboard into your own software application you will of course want to transfer your application data to the dashboard. This can now be done through a SFTP transfer of files (full-size or compressed).

The workflow is quite simple: First, you send data items to a specific datasource, second, you ask Jolicharts to convert (load) the transferred files into data through an API call.

Powerful possibilities

Thanks to the combined use of the API, SFTP and Jolicharts some very interesting features are now available on Jolicharts:

  • Fully fledged BI in your SaaS application: you manage your business, we manage all the complexity related to storing, compressing and analysing data.
  • Basic user rights management: you’ll be able to separate data from different users in different instances of one dashboard which will significantly increase your data security.
  • Dashboard templates: you can create dashboard templates (without data) for many different use cases and inject the data when your users need the dashboard