Data Visualization Tools: Flot vs. Highcharts vs. D3.js
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Today, web applications deal with massive data sets that require highly performant systems for processing and analysis. However, information becomes even more valuable, if you can efficiently visualize it.
- Flot, an open-source jQuery plug-in designed for drawing diagrams in Canvas
- Highcharts, one of the most popular proprietary libraries
- D3.js, a large open-source framework for data visualization
Below is a brief comparative table that will give you a general idea of what big data and real-time visualization capabilities you can expect from these tools.
For those interested in the topic, a comparison table on Wikipedia may also be useful—however, it only focuses on feature availability.
To get a more detailed analysis of Flot, Highcharts, and D3.js with 16 sample diagrams, a vendor-independent overview, as well as information on required code size, platform support, etc., download the full research paper.