Best Data Sources for Business Analysis

Best Data Sources for Business Analysis

by October 17, 2017

Data is omnipresent, created and used by different sectors globally. However, companies find it difficult to search for relevant data when the need strikes. They have to pay a significant amount of money to access datasets which sometimes turnout to be worthless. Here is our list of 19 best data sources available online to help you expand your business, analyze future or identify strategic partners.


Data Market

Acquired by Qlik, Data Market is known to be a data supermarket offering more than 45000 datasets across the globe. It coveres over 45 government data. The company aims to search for all public datasets and make them accessible and understandable to businesses.


Data StreamX

The organization was founded in 2014, their mission is to escalate data access worldwide by merging the buyers and vendors of data onto one simple-to-access platform. Data StreamX proudly runs the global marketplace for commercial data; by this, they enable the data economy.



There’s not just a business but a knowledge too. This organization offers a knowledge platform that provides access to over 100 million time-series datasets. In addition, they provide visualization tools (with over 1000 different visualizations) to analyze the public data. The visualizations can be made public or kept private.



LexisNexis Group is an organization providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services. The organization has a paid subscription platform which offers libraries statutes, case judgments, and opinions for jurisdictions. Their happy customers can easily access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45000 legal, news and business sources.


Google Public Data

Google Public Data has made its services more promising by providing public data and forecasts from a range of international organizations and academic institutions including the World Bank, OECD, Eurostat and the University of Denver. From the route of this organization, visitors can easily search 104 several datasets and download them for their own usage. Visitors can also upload their own datasets to visualize and explore it.


Amazon Web Services

This is one of the most promising ventures in the industry of datasets as it makes the visitors happy by providing over 50 datasets. Datasets such as the 1000 Genome Project or the Common Crawl Corpus Project covering data of over five billion web pages are also available to the users.



Quandl’s platform is followed by over 200,000 people including analysts from the world’s top hedge funds, asset managers, and investment banks. The company is a public data set startup which is currently making the basement strong in beta version, and offering over five million financial economic and social datasets across the globe for free.



Figshare is one of the most innovative platforms as it is especially known for researchers; where researchers can make their outputs available. All data is automatically published in a citable, searchable and shareable manner. Figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and files can be made public to everyone. can collect links to data found on the web or store data on the platform itself. By using the platform, users can easily search the data collected by other users. runs on the open-source software CKAN.


Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC)

This is a renowned platform for petabyte-scalable cloud resources that enable users to analyze, manage and share data is no time. The OSDC platform currently hosts about 450 TB of data and plan to increase it to the petabyte level.



The organization has a wide collection of open data sets. It provides social data discovery services for government data. The organization proudly holds over 200,000 datasets which are divided into five different categories such as business, education, government, fun, and personal.



Public and private datasets are expanding and becoming available for organizations. This thrives the innovation and new brand solutions to fix the unknown errors in the world. In today’s time, private initiatives are being launched; these marketplaces collect public and private datasets for the aspiring companies. Organizations which are smoothly running their business through websites can also sell their datasets, whereas visitors benefit from accessing and downloading data without spending huge amount of money.