#FeatureFRIYAY November: better performance & dual axis in more chart types!

November is coming to an end, and with the Christmas holidays coming up, we come bearing gifts early this year! Let’s talk you through our latest product updates!

Improved performance for the entire Cumul.io app

We’ve been working hard on a major update of our app’s frontend, which is now in beta with select customers. This update will result in a way better performance when navigating the platform.

We will be rolling out the update soon for our entire user base, offering you an even faster & smoother experience while dashboarding.

Improvements to our data connections

This month, we also launched a couple of updates on the data connection side.

Are you using Google Sheets to sync information from spreadsheets into Cumul.io? While we used to have a 10MB limit, synchronization of Google Sheets is now possible for arbitrary sheet sizes.

Are you using MySQL? We can now connect to MySQL 8 databases with new authentication modes.

We added dual & variable axis support to more chart types!

We introduced the variable axis to Cumul.io a while ago. Although it has been a topic of controversy in data visualization, sometimes it just makes sense to have your y-axis start from a different value than zero. Think of values that never drop to zero, like human body temperature.

From now on, the variable axis is also supported in combination charts & area charts. This means you can choose the minimum and maximum values displayed on any combination and area chart.

In addition, we’ve added dual axis support for line charts and area charts, on top of the combination chart which we introduced last month.

This means that whenever you add a second measure to your line & area charts, you can now display a second axis on the right-hand side, and define which measure belongs to which axis.

Let’s say you want to compare the evolution of website visitors with the number of website signups. With the dual axis, it will become much easier to visually compare trends in both lines.

 

Numeric data type is now supported in more filters!

Our ‘is in‘ and ‘is not in‘ filters now support numerical data types. Previously, you could only use them for hierarchies. This is particularly useful if you want to filter out a specific set of numeric id’s.

Let’s say you have a unique numeric id for every customer, or for each order they place. Now, you can use the is (not) in filters to easily filter one or more id’s in your dashboard!

For integration use cases, this will be a helpful feature to set up multitenancy based on your client’s id.

Feature Highlight: Building maps in Cumul.io

Visualizing geographical information is not always self-evident. Luckily, maps are a great help! This month, our customer success team hosts their webinar on one of our favorite chart types: maps! 🌎

In less than 30 minutes, you’ll learn how to make the most out of our maps features:

  • Why should you use maps?
  • The different data slots to build maps in Cumul.io
  • How to format your geographical data
  • Live showcase: visualizing sales data on a symbol map

Watch the replay below.

Get a sneak peek into our 2021 roadmap during Data Talks

Can’t wait for the next Feature Friyay blogs to find out what’s up-and-coming in our platform? Then mark Wednesday 9th December in your calendar, and join us at Data Talks!

Data Talks is our virtual user conference, where clients will be presenting inspirational use cases, and our team will host live Cumul.io coding sessions. In addition, we will also give you an exclusive sneak peek into our roadmap for 2021. We’ve got big ambitions for our platform, so it’ll be well worth your time.

If you haven’t already, register for the Data Talks conference and claim your front-row seat for these exciting updates!

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