Google has a history of trying to help grow small businesses and small projects through its Google Ventures program and its vast library of publications in Google Books and Google Patents. With its Think with Google arm, Google wants to go head to head with Quandl and other large dataset providers by providing datasets based on search results to help groups better understand the industries they operate in, the platforms they operate on, and the communities they operate within.
Keeping with Google’s material design guidelines, the web-app uses cards and layered containers to display search results and to display the footer and search bar. All in all, the user experience in this application is definitely far more advanced than that of other dataset sites, as it even gives the sample sizes used and the market from which that particular analytic was drawn. This gives the user an accurate, honest picture of the statistic.
Therefore, Think with Google’s data gallery could be Google’s attempt to lead the market in datasets, and while the site currently features few categories, expansion seems inevitable for the search giant. And it seems that Google’s investors think so as well, with its stock up 2%.