Search API result can be presented in many more ways than just lists of search results. This can help you build sites that allow for deep analysis of your data, all using Drupal. Wether that is your registered users, the nodes that they created, or (Open) data that you loaded into your site, Graphs and Maps can give you new insights.
I will briefly show how to get started with charts_graphs, openlayers & search_api and am very interested to discuss ways forward from where Drupal already is today.
For convenience, we wrapped all the discussed modules into a distribution: https://drupal.org/project/dgraphs