Bitquery Explorer is constructed by using the blockchain data building blocks, Bitquery Widgets.
A blockchain has multiple data layers like network, block, transaction, transfer, operation and address among others. Each blockchain protocol have different set of layers. Request to these data can be from a combination of data layers in such way that a tradition blockchain explorer is not enough!
To "view" the full picture in such requests you need to combine and project this data complexity fast and in easy to understand way. Analytical capabilities is the key to Bitquery Explore approach.
We use multi-dimensional analytical database (OLAP) to display most of the information as per request. This gives us capability to aggregate data by dimensions with time, block, address, token, and others. Aggregation helps to build graphs, diagrams and present data in the way, that allows to see the bigger picture rather than just numbers.