David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Tableau Prepares for Future with Data Preparation and Collaboration

Posted by David Menninger on Dec 10, 2016 6:17:32 AM

More than 13,000 self-described “data and visualization nerds” gathered in Austin, TX, recently for Tableau Software’s annual customer conference. In his inaugural keynote, Tableau’s new CEO, Adam Selipsky, said that nearly 9,000 were first-time attendees. I was impressed with the enthusiasm of the customers who had gathered for the event, cheering as company officials reviewed product plans and demonstrated new features. This enthusiasm suggests Tableau has provided capabilities that resonate with its users. Among other things, the company used the conference to outline a number of planned product enhancements.

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Topics: Tableau, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Big Data

Tableau 6 Combines In-Memory Processing and Visualization

Posted by David Menninger on Nov 26, 2010 6:05:27 PM

Tableau Software officially released Version 6 of its product this week. Tableau approaches business intelligence from the end user’s perspective, focusing primarily on delivering tools that allow people to easily interact with data and visualize it.  With this release, Tableau has advanced its in-memory processing capabilities significantly. Fundamentally Tableau 6 shifts from the intelligent caching scheme used in prior versions to a columnar, in-memory data architecture in order to increase performance and scalability.

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Topics: Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, Enterprise Data Strategy, In-Memory Computing, Tableau, CIO, Big Data