Keshif : The fastest way from data to insights
Keshif rapidly turns your data into a beautiful, effective, dynamic interface on your web browser.
Keşif (keshif) means discovery & exploration in Turkish.
Become the explorer of your data with the best practices at your fingertips.
Save time by instantly creating live visual charts and dashboards.
In five minutes, learn how to start your intuitive dialogue with data. Video
Answer your questions and discover unexpected trends in an instant.
Have more time to see your data effectively and discover rich insights.
Import your data to Keshif, create your data browser, explore relations, and share!

Use Cases

Used By


Effective, consistent visualization out of the box.
Carefully designed to match your data & your eyes.
Bar-chart | Histogram | Line-chart | Map | Matrix | Network
Intuitive, powerful, in-sync interaction with your data.
Mouse-over to highlight . Lock to compare .
Click to filter .
New perspectives into your data when it matters the most.
Trends by absolute or part-of relations.
Measurements by record count, total and average.
Scalable Design. Open-Source. Flexible. Customizable.

Exploration of up to hundreds of thousands of records.

Built for your web browser, using the web standards and technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and d3.

Data import from Google Sheet, CSV, JSON, XML files (locally or from cloud).
Extensible for custom data sources and formats.

Simple JS API for customizable data browsers.
See wiki for docs.

Media Coverage

[Publication] AggreSet: Rich and Scalable Set Exploration using Visualizations of Element Aggregations. Yalçın & Elmqvist & Bederson.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (INFOVIS 2015)
[Publication] Keshif: Out-of-the-Box Visual and Interactive Data Exploration Environment. Yalçın & Elmqvist & Bederson.
Visualization in Practice Workshop, a part of IEEEVIS 2016
[Competition] Safety First: A Story on Restaurant Food Poisonings - Shortlisted, Information is Beautiful Awards, Food Poisoning Challenge, 2015.
[Citation] Visual Analysis and Dissemination of Scientific Literature Collections with SurVis, by F. Beck, S. Koch, and D. Weiskopf. VAST 2015
[Use Case] A New Way to Explore our Conference Programs - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), August 2016
[Blog Post] Visual and Interactive Data via Keshif - Tools for the Web, June 2015
[Citation] Web-based Information Visualization Using JavaScript, by S. Güldamlasıoğlu. M.Sc. Thesis. Uni. of Tampere, School of Info. Sciences. 2015.
[Course Note] CS 7450 - Information Visualization by J. Stasko. Georgia Tech.
[Course Note] CS 294-10: Visualization by M. Agrawala, J. Hullman. University of California, Berkeley.
[Course Note] Interactive Data Vis by Lynn Cherny. University of Miami.
[Course Note] CS 4317: Human-Computer Interaction by Nigel Ward. University of Texas at El Paso.
[Resource List] InfoVis Group at the University of British Columbia (T. Munzner)
[Mention] Data Elixir - Issue 69, January 22nd 2016
[Featured] Hackernews & Reddit with discussions.

Demo and Examples

Explore over 160 public datasets made explorable with Keshif below.


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M. Adil Yalçın Founder, CEO
Keshif, LLC

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
Behar Xharra COO
Keshif, LLC

MA, Columbia University
Niklas Elmqvist Advisor
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
Ben Bederson Advisor
University of Maryland, College Park