Rich Internet Applications | SpatialKey
03/28/2010 3 Comments
Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are synonymous with some of the most popular services available on the internet today, such as Google Maps, Youtube, etc. However, these applications are fast replacing the way we think about computing requirements, replacing the need for desktop applications in a growing application space.
One such example is SpatialKey. From their website: ‘SpatialKey is a powerful, innovative, web-based location intelligence solution that enables interactive analysis and reports to be created and shared by decision makers in minutes.’ The SpatialKey application offers a mashup of services to provide location intelligence via geospatial business informatics.
One of the key features of SpatialKey, is that all services take only moments to setup, create, load and use.
There is a very intuitive use of cloud computing as the application UI reportedly loads with the same ease in any of the global business regions (however, this data mainly supports the USA, as of now). SpatialKey requires only a brief setup process for a demo of their services which allow users to upload operational informatics or use their sample data to generate mock-ups of geospatially distributed market intelligence. For the purpose of this analysis, I setup a dummy account with SpatialKey, called InnovativeMedia, headquartered in Dallas-Ft Worth, TX, USA. Using SpatialKey’s sample data, I was able to generate mock-ups of business intelligence – distributed geospatially – with comprehensive analytics, within seconds of completing a 2 min signup process.
The actual data required for a full functionality setup is simply – a CSV file generated by an Operations Research / Marketing report. This can then be uploaded to Spatial Data and manipulated through SpatialKey’s Powerful Map Renderings to product a vast variety of reports powered by geospatially rendered operational data.
This application brings together numerous legacy systems & solutions, used in Business Intelligence / Operations Research to generate business models such as Matlab, SAS, etc and provides an intuitively powerful, SOA compliant, mashup that virtually eliminates the need for investment in traditionally expensive legacy solutions and the associated manpower. SpatialKey achieves this by bringing business intelligence right to the operational forefront where it is utilised, empowering service delivery teams to generate, analyse and implement service level management roadmaps without any dependence on market analysts or latency inherent in a formal operations research process. This makes SpatialKey, one of the most prominent RIA implementations available today.
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