Tableau is a self-service analytics platform that takes data visualisation seriously as it looks to get businesses away from Powerpoint presentations. The company employs colour, animation and cartography experts to make their data visualisations as easy to digest as possible.
Customers can use an online service or stay on-premises with Tableau Server. Tableau connects a wide range of data sources, from established sources like Excel to recent additions like Amazon Aurora, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, MapR Hadoop Hive Connectivity for Mac. Tableau is quick to implement and its commitment to visualisation stretches into the administrator tools. such as visual permissioning and governance.
James Eiloart, head of Tableau EMEA, told Computerworld UK: “We believe that anyone, whether they are technical or not, should be able to work with their data seamlessly without having to write code or be a programmer. No technical training required.”
Tableau Online is priced at a flat rate of $500 (£350) per user per year. Tableau server starts at $10,000 (£7,000) for ten users, with future annual upgrades and support set at 25 percent per year. Tableau topped Gartner's Magic Quadrant for business intelligence and analytics in 2016.