Tableau 10 Makes Analytics More Engaging

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 11, 2016

Tableau Tableau Software today announced the general availability of Tableau 10. A completely new design, novel analytical and mobile enhancements, options for preparing data and a host of new enterprise capabilities make this one of Tableau’s most significant releases till date. 

“Tableau 10 includes new capabilities that deliver more analytical power than ever before,” said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. “The new design makes data the hero. Data integration helps maximize time spent on analysis. Data analytics innovations like the drag and drop clusters, help people do more advanced analysis of their data without needing to programme. And enterprise advancements continue to up the standard for delivering a governed, trusted self-service environment.” 

“According to Nasscom’s recent report, the big data analytics sector in India is expected to witness an eight-fold growth to reach USD 16 billion by 2025 from the current level of USD 2 billion. Tableau 10 serves as the best-in-class platform to empower everyone visualize and explore their data in-depth, enabling sharper and faster business decisions,” said Deepak Ghodke, Country Manager, India, Tableau. “With over 30 new features, a fresh and dynamic interface, Tableau 10 is designed to be faster and easier. One can now get Tableau on any device including tablets and smartphones, for real-time data analytics.” 

Inspiring creativity with refreshed design

Every element of the interface was carefully reconsidered for Tableau 10 in order to maximize cognition and drive focus on the visual analysis. The new color palette has been made available to ensure perceptual equality of shapes in complex visualizations and emphasis when needed. A new custom typeface was designed in partnership with the renowned typography expert Tobias Frere-Jones. New default settings help people use visual design best practices and also give the option to change format so users have the flexibility to be creative and expressive with their data.  

Empowering mobile workforce 

The new improvements and features of Tableau Mobile 10.0 provide a one-tap access to get real-time data and support multi-device visualizations for the enterprise. 

Tableau 10’s new Device Designer allows users to create dashboards that automatically render the right size and views for a range of devices, including Android phones. It also gives the option to further customize views in a single file to enable creation of several device specific views and publish only once. Offline snapshots refresh in the background while the user is connected so the most up-to-date data is always accessible. 

Bringing data together, providing deeper analysis 

“Connecting to your data wherever it lives is an ongoing part of Tableau’s mission to help people see and understand their data,” said Andrew Beers, Vice President of Product Development at Tableau. “We understand that organizations have data in multiple places. So we’ve made preparing and integrating data easier than ever in Tableau 10. And new connectors like Google Sheets, QuickBooks Online and Kognitio, among others, make it easy to connect to your data and start exploring in a few clicks.”

New features such as cross-database join help people bring together different data sources at the row level without the need to start up complicated integration projects. Cross-database filtering now allows a single filter to be applied to multiple data sources in workbooks, saving time and getting to the answers faster.

Tableau 10 has a host of new analytics capabilities that make complex analysis more accessible. Drag and drop clustering automatically identifies patterns and group your data based on k-means. The new Custom territories feature allows you to do advanced geographic analysis with a few clicks. The data highlighter makes it easy to call particular insight while keeping the rest of the data visible for context.

Empowering to explore

Tableau 10 makes it easier to do more on the web, including new ability to create dashboards online. Publishing workbooks and data sources to Tableau Server and Tableau Online is faster with a new flow for publishing. For cloud-based analytics, users can now set a data refresh schedule in the browser with Tableau Online. 

For developers, new APIs have been added to Tableau to enable them to write custom applications that leverage data or to embed business intelligence into virtually any app or website. There are endless opportunities for new integrations with Tableau.