Tableau is a visualization application that help organizations in understanding their data.
Tableau connects to a variety of data sources and help users in creating visualization in terms of graphs, tables and Maps. These interactive visualizations help in data discovery.
Tableau in helping more than 40,000 organizations with their data visualizations.
Tableau user interface is intuitive and easy to use. It gives power in the hands of the business user and enhances their data exploration capability.
Tableau has the following components
Tableau Desktop is used for designing visualizations/dashboards. It can connect to any data source. Tableau desktop is a licensed product. You can download a 2 week trial version
Tableau Desktop will be used by dashboard developer or business power user who understands data and Tableau’s technicality. You can develop full functional, interactive dashboards by the use of dimensions, Measures, Calculated Field, Parameters, dashboard actions and stories.
Use this link to download trial version of Tableau
Tableau Reader is a free application. It does not require any license. It can be downloaded from Tableau.com. It is used for viewing applications developed in Tableau desktop.
User can open and interact with Tableau dashboard extract (twbx) using Tableau reader
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Application developed using Tableau desktop can be deployed on Tableau Server. Server will act as a central repository for the dashboards. Users can view dashboards based on their access permissions
Tableau server provides access to unlimited users.
Use this link to download trial version of Tableau Server
Tableau Public is a free service that allow users to publish their dashboards on the Tableau public server. All the content is owned by tableau and nothing is saved locally.
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Tableau online is Tableau server on the cloud. Organizations can publish their dashboards on the cloud. Only authorized users will be able to interact with the data and dashboards.
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Tableau is an awesome tool. No wonder Gartner places Tableau as a leader in the Magic Quadrant.
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