Version 1.0 (Feb 15, 2018)
Arcade Analytics is a graph visualization tool that enables users to have more control over their data. Arcade sits on top of the user’s database and allows the user to query data and show it in a graph. Arcade currently integrates with all major graph databases. Our connectors allow users to visually see relationships and connections within their datasets in our dashboard. Within Arcade’s dashboard, users have a variety of customization options to assist the user in finding meaningful connections and relationships. Users can change the size, color, background image, and layout of nodes, or they can filter the visualization to only see certain sections of their data. Once users have found a meaningful connection, the graph can be exported so the user can share their analysis with others.
To access the Arcade Demo click on this link. The Demo allows users to test all of the visualization tools Arcade has to offer in a limited and pre-determined environment. Users can access multiple databases and use Arcade to see this data visually. The Demo is read only and limited to 300 nodes per query and 5,000 nodes total.
Upon subscription to Arcade Analytics, users will receive an email with information on how to access their account. A welcome email will include your new username and temporary password. Make sure to change your account password through the account settings tab once you login.
If you need login assistance please contact us at email@example.com
How to integrate with your database
The dashboard shows all of the datasets the user is currently visualizing. Each dataset is shown as a widget that can be edited, moved around, and deleted. The user can add as many widgets as their subscription plan allows.
Users can access their media library through the Arcade Dashboard. Users can choose from a number of pre-uploaded images for node customization, or they can upload an image using the media library.
Each account will have an admin user who will have control over the account settings. From account settings on the dashboard, the admin can manage their personal information and login details.
From the dashboard, admin users can manage all other users from the administration tab. From here the admin can view or edit user details. Admin users can also create or delete user accounts from this page. The number of users allowed depends on the subscription plan associated with the account.
The user can visualize their data through the Arcade interface. The data will be shown on the right and the toolbar is shown on the left. The toolbar can expand and collapse for convenience.
Arcade has a number of shortcuts designed to assist users in visualizing their data.
Click + Drag
By clicking on the dashboard, users can move the entire visualization within the dashboard.
Ctrl + Click and Drag
This command allows the user to select multiple nodes and edges at once. Once elements have been selected they can be traversed, moved, or deleted.
Text Search Bar
Users have the ability to search their database with a text search bar. The first 10 results are returned for the user.
Arcade uses a connector that allows the user’s dataset to be shown visually on the dashboard. The connector used is based off of whichever language is used by the user’s database. Users can use the language of the database (SQL, Cypher, Gremlin, etc.) to make queries and pull data. After data is queried, the data will be shown in a visual graph. The entities will be shown as nodes and the each connection between entities will be shown as edges.
Users can delete nodes and edges by selecting the desired elements and then selecting the delete tool on the toolbar. Be certain of which elements you want to delete because this action cannot be undone.
Users can hide or show specific sections of the visualized data. This allows the user more control over their data.
Users can select and deselect all, or some, of the nodes and edges. Users can also use this tool to find the shortest path between two selected nodes.
Use the traverse tool on the toolbar to see all incoming and outgoing connections of a specific node.
The Graph Element allows the user to see the property information of a selected node. All of the data about a specific entity in the user’s database will be displayed under the properties section.
Users can also edit both the label and size of the nodes from this section. Users can change which identifier is used as the label for the node. Users can also change the font type, size, location, and color.
Users can also change the nodes themselves. The size, color, and background image can all be customized. The background images are stored in the user’s media library. The media library can also be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the screen. Users can use the pre-uploaded images or upload new images to use as the background.
Remember all changes made need to be saved in order for them to be applied and seen on the screen. You can save your changes by clicking on the blue save tab seen at the bottom of the Graph Element tool as seen below.
Users can filter the visualized data based off of which class each data point belongs to. This allows the user to see the data in specific ways.
Layouts can be seen from the Layout section of the toolbar. Each layout has a unique algorithm that allows the user to view the data from different perspectives.
Below is a list of the available layouts and examples of a few of them:
Users can also hide or show the legend and labels and change the spacing between nodes. This allows the nodes and edges to be spread further apart or be closer together.
Users have the ability to export their graph as a PNG, JPEG, or JSON file.
Users can save their current visualization by clicking the save icon at the bottom of the toolbar. Arcade does not have an autosave feature, so be sure to save your progress before exiting out of the browser.