Sankey Diagrams are used to visualise flows, processes and aggregated numbers. They are especially useful when breaking down a number into its component parts.
Although conventionally used in physics and energy flow diagrams, with a bit of creativity they can be used to illustrate the breakdown of numbers and operational processes.
Unlike many misleading technology pseudonyms (looking at you ‘growth hacking’), data warehousing is a really good name:
- Warehouse: a building that collects materials, stores and packages them in a sensible order and sends the materials off to other parts of the business when required
- Data warehouse: a computer system that collects, stores, processes and outputs data
What is data warehousing and why is it important?