White paper: Askdata

The Askdata platform improves the way people interact with data

Askdata is the easiest way to interact with data through Natural Language: people can ask things like “Show me revenue for 2019” and to receive instant answers.


Modern organizations have data, stored in disconnected systems and in confusing structures and formats. The people who rely on this data to make decisions don’t think in terms of queries, joins and data types.

They need a way to ask questions about their data and get answers right away, in a language they understand.

AskData makes that possible, with analytics driven by natural language search backed by a powerful AI-driven knowledge graph.

Index data from many disparate datasets

AskData provides state-of-the-art tools for indexing data from many disparate operational datasets.

This includes performing automated and customizable transformations on the data to optimize it for analysis by business end-users for performance and ease of understanding.

Data is kept in-sync

Once each data source has been integrated, measures and dimensions are indexed constantly from its sources into AskData through a simple high-throughput APIs, or through scheduled synchronization events which can occur as often as needed.

AskData also supports integrating external data sources for on-the-fly searching and analysis, without copying the data into an analytical warehouse. Ask questions naturally, without training Users can begin asking questions about their connected data instantly using AskData’s patent-pending natural language querying technology — no training needed. Users can search across all of their data sources at once, visualize trends, assemble reports, explore relationships, discover hidden patterns, and share insights with their teams.

Adaptive Feed Visualization

When analyzing data in AskData, users simply describe what information they want to see, and AskData’s data engine will automatically choose the optimal format to present it using its proprietary card-driven visualization

Visualizations are adaptive, enabling users to easily drill down into insights, follow promising leads and isolate key pieces of intelligence. Easily share and collaboration

Users can organize the insights they discover using AskData’s analytical tools so they can easily be shared with others. Reports make it easy to collaborate, ensuring that the most useful data is always a search away. The data doesn’t just speak for itself — members of your team can discuss each visualization to share context without jumping between different tools. Beautiful curated feeds Users can tell stories with their data exactly the way they want. Quickly changing data can be easily monitored with automatically scheduled feed push messages, which make it easy to stay on top of the latest data on-the-go.

Insights recommendations

AskData uses modern intelligence and modeling systems to help surface useful insights in data automatically. Data problems are sometimes abstract, and it’s unclear what questions should be asked to solve them. AskData’s discovery tools suggest useful visualizations and metrics to help guide users towards the answers they need. Refined data discovery tools for beginners to advanced users

Non-technical business users can take advantage of built-in metrics discovery and automated insight creation. More advanced users can extend the AskData data platform with their own models and analyses.

Secure, highly configurable permissioning

Security is built into the architecture of the AskData platform, enabling precision data administration, complete auditability, and multi-level security. Data administrators can define precise security rules for accessing data sets, fields, and even records, so that users only have access to authorized information at all times. Platform security controls also support authentication restrictions to private networks, single sign-on, and two-factor authentication.

Track and audit data access history

Every action users take in AskData is tracked, leaving a complete audit trail of data access. This data can be easily monitored and analyzed right within AskData, so administrators can always see how data is being used.

Get more information and request a demo on https://www.askdata.com