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Knoema Launches the World's First Knowledge Platform Leveraging Data

Knoema Allows Access to 500+ Public Datasets and Extensive Content Gallery Created by Its Users Along With Easy to Use Visualization and Analysis Tools (April 19, 2012)

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- DEMO Spring 2012 conference -- Today at DEMO Spring 2012, Knoema launched publicly the world's first knowledge platform that leverages data and offers tools to its users to harness the knowledge hidden within the data. Search and exploration of public data, its visualization and analysis have never been easier. With more than 500 datasets on various topics, gallery of interactive, ready to use dashboards and its user friendly analysis and visualization tools, Knoema does for data what YouTube did to videos.

Millions of users interested in data, like analysts, students, researchers and journalists, struggle to satisfy their data needs. At the same time there are many organizations, companies and government agencies around the world collecting and publishing data on various topics. But still getting access to relevant data for analysis or research can take hours with final outcomes in many formats and standards that can take even longer to get it to a shape where it can be used. This is one of the issues that the search engines like Google or Bing face even after indexing the entire Internet due to the nature of statistical data and diversity and complexity of sources.

One-stop shop for data. Knoema, with its state of the art search engine, makes it a matter of minutes if not seconds to find statistical data on almost any topic in easy to ingest formats. Knoema's search instantly provides highly relevant results with chart previews and actual numbers. Search results can be further explored with Dataset Browser tool. In Dataset Browser tool, users can get full access to the entire public data collection, explore it, visualize data on tables/charts and download it as Excel/CSV files.

Numbers made easier to understand and use. Knoema enables end-to-end experience for data users, allowing creation of highly visual, interactive dashboards with a combination of text, tables, charts and maps. Dashboards built by users can be shared to other people or on social media, exported to Excel or PowerPoint and embedded to blogs or any other web site. All public dashboards made by users are available in dashboard gallery on home page. People can collaborate on data related issues participating in discussions, exchanging data and content.

Open Data platform. Knoema is Open Data platform which provides access to all public datasets for free and exposes industry-standard REST API for advanced data users and developers, allowing rapid creation of interactive, data-driven applications. In addition to its proprietary APIs, Knoema platform provides support for industrial OData and SDMX formats for data interoperability and exchange.

Enterprise offering. For companies and organizations Knoema provides hosted SaaS solution, allowing them to build their own specialized data portals for their employees or clients with minimal efforts. Such portals can have custom selection of private and public datasets. Portals can be private, available only for employees or accessible publicly. Custom company's branding and domain name can be utilized to deliver a natural, no transition experience for portal users. In a simple word: Knoema offers out of the box data dissemination capabilities for users within and outside the enterprise.

About Knoema
Knoema is the leading developer and provider of hosted public data solutions based in Washington, DC. Knoema customers include African Development Bank, Columbia Business School, IVG Partners, Indian Institute Of Management, Bangalore. In December, 2011 Open Data for Africa portal was launched by Knoema in partnership with African Development Bank.

About DEMO
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit

Links - Knoema - Open Data for Africa - Open Governance India - Forecast Tracking Tool application - Healthcare Business and Investment in Emerging Markers, Columbia Business School

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