Excellent Dashboard Programming Resource via The Dashboard Spy. This 10 minute video from AdobeTV walks you through the construction of a Flex Dashboard connected to PHP services. The charting components communicate with data in a mysql database.
The downloadable assets that accompany this tutorial are available here:
You’ll be able to download the source code of the project, a MySQL database and a generic PHP service. The Adobe Flash Platform is used by several actors of the Business Intelligence industry (SAP Business Objects, MicroStrategy…). A lot of customers use the Flex framework to rapidly build expressive dashboards. The charting components of the Flex SDK are open source and they should answer your needs. The sample I’ve developed is quite simple, but there are more advanced components available on the market (IBM Elixir, KapIT, Axiis…).