Tableau Review

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.

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.

What Tableau Business Intelliegence Software Can Do

Large stores of information can be easily accessed and displayed in a visual format with Tableau. Information overlays make relationships easier to understand and summaries can be designed with quickness in a format that is readily understandable. Graphics created with the simple to use drag & click format can be published to the website. Interactive features give site visitors the ability to have specific questions answered and will keep them browsing longer.

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

Business Intelligence Product(s)

Tableau offers a full range of BI products focused on speed, ease of use and people’s ability
to think visually.

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

Product 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 Business Intelligence 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.

The Data Engine is capable of performing similar functions with extremely large information
databases in a timely fashion. Data Engine is the result of a joint effort between Tableau Software and Stanford University.

Bottom Line

Tableau Software was founded by men with a history of invention and innovation. Their
continued collaborative research with Stanford University has produced continuing excellence
and keeps them at the top  of data analysis.

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 under-
standing. 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.