Lavastorm Desktop is a desktop version of the full version Lavastorm Analytics Engine. Business analysts can derive extensive BI insights to drive their businesses more effectively. Though one can use tools like Excel and Access or inflexible, traditional BI products, they can produce limited amount of information. Lavastorm Desktop helps business analysts unify disparate data sources very easily. No involvement of IT personnel is called for. Constructing fairly complex analytics is possible without the need for any programming. Deriving results and insights thereafter is fairly easy. Thus, without the worries about code development to model and analyze data, one can do it visually and have analytics derived quickly and easily. The interactive mode of developing the analysis model helps cut down on the development time very significantly. Data acquisition could be very rapid. Any data in any given format can be brought into a virtual data warehouse and analysis started.
The product comes with pre-built analytic blocks. They help with discovery. It also helps you avoid errors in coding or the time needed for trial and error. The interactive environment provides drag and drop functionality to put together the model that helps ad hoc data discovery. It also facilitates iterative development where multiple analysts can collaborate. Results can be turned into graphical views at any stage. Auditability is assured through traceability of data items to its source. The results could be easily reused and shared. You could derive meaningful views in different forms making the results useful to many. The forms data could be published include dashboards, copying to a database or data warehouse, distributing via email, etc. The interface is well designed and helps functionality. This is a very good product.