Gartner’s Magic Quadrant - 2014

"Data discovery capabilities are dominating new purchasing requirements, even for larger deployments, as alternatives to traditional BI tools. But "governed data discovery" — the ability to meet the dual demands of enterprise IT and business users — remains a challenge unmet by any one vendor."

Source:- Gartner's Report on Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

How well can you see what is going on in the business?

People need effective views of data to:

  • Understand results
  • Discover relationships
  • Find patterns
  • Locate outliers
  • Uncover structure
  • Summarize findings

a data visualization tool: provides powerful facility to build and create intuitive graphical representations of data from various sources.

Build and interact with views of data. These views allow you to query, display, analyze, filter, sort, group, drill down, drill up, calculate, organize, summarize, and present data

How well can you share what is going on in the business?

People need data to make fact-based decisions based on:

  • Collaboration
  • Discovery
  • Analysis

Tableau Server features include Comments to encourage discussion and Tags to better organize content for searching.

a data visualization shared environment: publish visual analytics created with Tableau Desktop to a server, where any permissioned user with a web browser can access them.

Individual BI Reporting Applications use this environment to publish, browse, administer (permission-based) and share existing workbooks and views (i.e., interactive graphs, dashboards, and reports).

Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server Products

Tableau Desktop Interface

  • Visually analyze data with minimal support.
  • Navigate a wide selection of graphics to enable visual thinking.
  • Present consolidated and aggregated data from different sources to reveal key actionable insights.

Tableau Server Web Interface

  • A. Navigation Area : The navigation area helps you browse the projects, workbooks, and views on the server.
  • B. List of Views : The list of views shows all the views on the server. Can also view a list of projects, workbooks, or data sources. Viewed as thumbnails or text.
  • C. Actions : The Actions menu contains several commands you apply to selected items in the list. E.g., you can set permissions, modify tags, and even delete.
  • D. Sort Options : Sort the list by name, project, date modified, and so on. You can sort ascending or descending.
  • E. Search : Search for content on the server. You can use attribute keywords to limit the search to a specific attribute.

Tableau Features

Tableau user community on the web

Sample Tableau Dashboard Embedded into the Webpage