Object Explorer (XOE)

The “Object Explorer” is Xplain Data’s web-based front-end that allows you to view objects and perform interactive statistical analysis.

What it can do for you

It leverages the capabilities of the back end to implement a usability concept for the analysis of objects “as a whole”, i. e. across all available data streams which are linked to the root object. Classical DWH approaches replicate parts of data into “star schemas” or “OLAP cubes” – by comparison to Object Analytics they are like the view through a keyhole. 

You will no longer require experts to coerce data into these constrained analytical schemas, and with that, you bring analytics from the ivory tower into your daily business. You will be able to interactively follow your train of thought, from questions to follow-up questions, and – supported by predictive models – discover potential “cause and effect” relationships.

Example from manufacturing – cylinder heads production: analysis of the production process and root cause analysis in the case of faulty parts.

What it looks like in practice

The Object Explorer uses the same interfaces as described in section “Interfaces”. You can generate artifacts in the Object Explorer (e. g., a relative time axis), view the definition of that artifact, e. g. in terms of a piece of Python code, and simply copy that code into your Python script. Indeed, you will be able to convert an entire session into a Python script (or into a Jupiter Notebook). The Object Explorer and your Python environment seamlessly interoperate – making the Object Explorer your extended development workbench.