Tableau Software Review

Who they are

Tableau is a company with its roots in cutting-edge technology development. Stanford Professor Pat Hanrahan took on a DOD project designed to boost information analysis capabilities. Together with computer specialist Chris Stolte their research led to the development of VizQl, a technology that provides in-process data Visualization. After data analyst Christian Cabot joined the team, the three took their innovative technology and formed Tableau.

What Tableau does

Within a year of its launch date Tableau was named Product of the Year and its first customer, Tom Walker, became the company CFO. Tableau has 500,000 users in 90+ countries and is committed to technological innovation that helps people.

Satisfied Customers

Bank of America, Barclays Global, Citigroup, Clorox, Heineken, Procter & Gamble
Cornell University, DePaul University, CBS Sports, Disney Interactive Media Group,
ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Barnes & Noble, Safeway, Bayer CropScience,
Dow Chemical, Bear Stearns, Charles Schwab, Alaska Airlines, Toyota

Tableau Business Intelligence Product(s)

  • Tableau Desktop (for Anyone)
  • Tableau Server (for Organizations)
  • Tableau Digital (for Public Websites)
  • Tableau Public (for Bloggers)

Tableau Software Key Features

Access data from the rest of your systems quickly and easily
Compile information in easy to understand graphics instantly
Ask questions and get answers as you go
Share your graphics on the web easily

Tableau Software Technology

VizQL is a patented innovation which expresses the answers to your database questions in
easy to understand graphics. The technology creates immediate visual representations of your data in graphs, maps and interactive formats. This makes information retrieval, presentation and understanding work up to 100x faster than traditional data analysis methods. It is simple to use requiring no special training.

Bottom Line

Tableau software is fast, easy to use software that builds on a person’s ability to think visually. Columns of data which before had to be compiled, organized and displayed can be instantly accessed and presented in formats which make the information clear while deepening the understanding. Displays are responsive to the questions asked in real-time. Drag and click features mean that users need no special training. Data Engine technology means that companies with larger databases can perform similar functions with the same speed and ease on their PC.