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Chapter 6 – Infrastructure


Author: Jean-Daniel Fekete

This chapter highlights the fact that currently, most visual analytics applications are custom-built stand-alone applications, using for instance, in-memory data storage rather than database management systems. In addition, many other common components of visual analytics applications can be identified and potentially built into unifying frameworks to support a range of applications. The author of this chapter reviews architectural models of visualisation, data management, analysis, dissemination and communication components and outlines the inherent challenges. Opportunities and next steps for current research are subsequently identified which encourage a collaborative multidisciplinary effort to provide a much needed flexible infrastructure.


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