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DataMarket

Data Management and Visualization


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Published 05/12/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

DataMarket is an online resource for various types of data. Users can obtain access to data taken from public and private organizations which has been made available on DataMarket. This information is valuable to businesses that need it to make decisions about marketing, products and other vital elements of operation. DataMarket obtains its statistics and information from numerous well-known sources, including BP, CDIAC, EuroStat, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Gapminder Foundation, the United Nations, the Icelandic Tourists Board and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Users can purchase access to compare data, combine data sets, create custom live reports, manage scheduled email reports and export information to Excel and PDF documents or as an image. DataMarket also allows users to link events to a time series. The tools provided allow the user to not only obtain data, but organize it in to a readable, relevant format.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

DataMarket was founded in June of 2008. Based out of Reykjavik, Iceland, the team currently consists of around six individuals, including founder and CEO Hjalmar Gislason and CTO Gunlaugur Briem. Today, DataMarket helps many professionals, businesses and organizations obtain the information they need to make good decisions.

What are the differences to other apps?

DataMarket offers a unique service that many business and organizations can use. The application is a portal to a wealth of valuable data made available all over the world. The website compiles information from a long list of resources, including both public and private entities. This gives users a wide selection to choose from to perform research or make a decision about their business.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The DataMarket website has a very professional, organized appearance with a rich black, orange and blue color scheme. The header features the faint images of bar and line graphs while the stylish logo seems to represent bits of data tumbling into place. User can view their data in very clear and concise graphs that use color elements to differentiate each trend or item. By keeping it simple and readable, DataMarket enables users to get more out of each collection of data the request.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can begin registration by clicking on the orange “Sign up for Free” button found along the left hand side of the homepage. The registration form requires a first and last name, email address and password. An optional company name field is also available. The user must check the terms of user box at the bottom of the form before submitting their information.

What does it cost to use the application?

DataMarket offers its users three membership types to choose from. The first is a free account that requires no credit card for access. Free users can find and visualize public data, combine data sets and compare them, link events to time series, export data, save data and share it with others. A Pro membership costs just under $60 per month and includes customizable live reports, Excel and PDF export options, image export option, scheduled email reports and the ability to connect Excel to live data on DataMarket. An API access option is available as well. This access costs just under $100 for up to 500 requests per month, just under $300 for up to 10,000 monthly requests and just under $800 for just up to 100,000 requests per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

DataMarket is a very helpful tool for anyone who has a need for data. The website makes it easy to not only locate the data, but compile it in a way that is useful to the user. Users can export data, share it or receive email updates in the form of reports.

  • Search for public data through DataMarket
  • Build data sets and compare them
  • Share public data with others
  • Set up regular email reports
  • Link events to time series


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