13 thousand data sets, 100 million time series, 600 million facts
Just over 2 years and countless cups of coffee after we started coding, DataMarket.com launches with international data. You can now find, visualize and download data from many of the world’s most important data providers on our site.
Admittedly we launched last May with Icelandic data. We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback, been able to hunt out the nastier bugs and quirks, and most importantly built a substantial revenue stream from the local market. However, we consider today’s upgrade to be the milestone where we step into the real world.
To our knowledge this data has never before met in a single place. Here’s a video that gives an insight into what kind of possibilities this opens up:
Here are links to the time series mentioned in the video, as they appear on DataMarket:
- Unemployment in Ireland
- Historical temperature in Paris
- Yields of oranges in Cyprus
- Birth rates in Spain
- US conumption of geothermal energy
- Proportion of Europeans that use the internet
This is obviously just the beginning. In the next few months we’ll integrate to dozens of other private and public sector data providers. Nevertheless, the scope of the current data collection is rather impressive. Here are some statistics on the amount of data available at the time of launch:
|Number of data sets (e.g. Historical inflation in all countries)||13,012|
|Number of time series (e.g. Historical inflation in Poland)||99,594,725|
|Number of facts (e.g. The inflation in Poland in 1978)||575,307,402|
(In case you were wondering, the inflation in Poland that year was 8.1%)
If you want to check out any of the other 575,307,401 facts (and counting), go ahead and give DataMarket a spin.