Well, it took a lot more blood, sweat and tears than we expected, but we're really excited to announce our first public beta release of Kirix Strata™, the data browser.
And what, pray tell, is a “data browser”?
Well, Strata is a specialty browser that lets you access and manipulate data from pretty much anywhere on the web. For instance, Strata will let you grab HTML tables or RSS Feeds or even open up CSV files directly from a URL (wow, that's a lot of acronyms).
Then when you've got the data in a table, you can do all sorts of ad hoc analysis. You can create calculations or sort and filter or create queries and reports — similar to the kinds of things you might do with a desktop database or a spreadsheet. In addition to web data, you can still work with data from your desktop or in a database system like Oracle or MySQL Enterprise.
We also just want to give a quick shout out to the excellent folks at wxWidgets (we use their GUI library) and Mozilla (Strata incorporates the Gecko engine) — without which, Strata would only be a mere twinkle in our eye.
So, without further ado, check out the Kirix Strata introduction video:
We hope you enjoy it!