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Lumify Documentation

Lumify is an open source project to create a big data fusion, analysis, and visualization platform designed for anyone to use. Its intuitive web-based interface helps users discover connections and explore relationships in their data via a suite of analytic options, including 2D and 3D graph visualizations, full-text faceted search, dynamic histograms, interactive geographic maps, and collaborative workspaces shared in real-time.


Understanding a couple key concepts will greatly help in making sense of what Lumify does and how it does it.


As an open source project, Lumify features are evolving all the time. Below is an explanation of the primary ones.

Why use Lumify?

The challenge of making sense of the ever-increasing volumes of data isn't going away any time soon. The ability to effectively deal with this data-deluge will be a key differentiator for businesses moving forward. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, was recently quoted as saying that "the biggest disrupter (of 2014) that we're sure about is the arrival of big data and machine intelligence everywhere". Lumify can serve as that platform. It is

Getting Started

Lumify is still a young, rapidly evolving open source project. We're looking for people interested in kicking the tires, providing feedback, and helping to improve the project. Here are some ways to get started.

  1. Watch the videos - Check out the videos on the Lumify YouTube playlist to get a feel for some of Lumify's features.
  2. Try it - We've pre-installed a version of Lumify for you to try. No installation required!
  3. Check out the source - The Lumify source code is available on Github right now.