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Radar charts are a great way to compare members of a dimension in a function of several metrics. For example, when you want to buy a smartphone, you can use a radar chart to compare several devices across several metrics like battery life, camera quality, and memory capacity.

By Guest Author Aug 4, 2015

Keeping our users in the flow of analysis empowers them to ask and answer their own questions at the speed of thought. Users should be able to access the data they need without having to think about connecting to disparate data sources. With Tableau 9.1, we are making it even easier to integrate Tableau Server with the authentication and authorization standards that you already have in place.

By Rupali Jain Aug 3, 2015

From baby names to startup activity in Austin, the Tableau Public community explored a wide range of topics in recent months. Here are some of our favorites from the Viz of the Day feed.

By Lucas Stewart Jul 28, 2015

One of the things I like most about using Tableau is experimenting with different types of visualizations. But what if the people who are using my viz want to be able to switch between different types of charts and graphs as well? Here are several different ways of accomplishing that.

By Ross Perez Jul 28, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new database connector to Amazon Aurora as part of our 9.0.4 release.

By Ashley Jaschke Jul 28, 2015

We’re excited to share Tableau Desktop 9.1 includes single sign-on (SSO) support for SAP HANA. This augments Tableau’s connector for SAP HANA. Connectors are also available for SAP BW, Sybase ASE and Sybase IQ. These connectors simplify your workflow, allowing you to connect once, then leave security to Tableau while you get into the flow of your data.

By Bob Middleton Jul 27, 2015

Cloud computing is becoming the norm. People are no longer asking why they should go to the cloud. Instead, we hear customers asking insight on what’s working and what they should be thinking about. Here’s what we’re seeing in the data and analytics space as companies, big and small, take their analytics to the cloud.

By Ellie Fields Jul 24, 2015

The Tableau Ambassador program has grown!

By Tracy Fitzgerald Jul 22, 2015

Two years ago, Vente-Exclusive found itself overwhelmed with data. It had billions of data points on customer behavior, email campaigns, and shipping logistics, but it had no way to gain timely insights. Vente-Exclusive found a solution in Google Cloud Platform, a family of products on a pay-as-you-go model. But it still had a missing link: how to present the data to business users who don’t have any SQL knowledge?

By Martha Kang Jul 21, 2015

In Tableau 9.1, we're adding a new Product Updates feature to Tableau Desktop that will make it fast, easy, and convenient for you to update to the most recent maintenance release available.

By Aruna Balasubra... Jul 20, 2015

Going cloud may seem like a recent trend, but the ideas driving the phenomenon are not new. The idea of sharing a common computing resource traces back to as early as the 1950s when computers began appearing in companies.

By Ryan Janoff Jul 17, 2015

Here's a roundup of the best of the Tableau web for the month of June, including a Star Trek game made with Tableau, and a dashboard of a family tree.

By Martha Kang Jul 15, 2015

Tableau 9.1 is now available in beta. Heads up, IT, this release has a lot in it for you. Tableau 9.1 includes our new iPad app, expanded enterprise capabilities, and a web data connector feature that allows you to write your own connector. This is a big milestone in our development cycle, and we can’t wait for your feedback.

By Ryan McShane Jul 13, 2015

We are excited to announce new integrations with Spark on Azure HDInsight, a cloud-hosted Apache Spark service, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a fully-managed relational data warehouse-as-a-service.

By Jeff Feng Jul 10, 2015

For the last few years we’ve been hearing about the benefits (and all the permutations!) of the cloud. And at this point, many of us agree the benefits are sizable. So let’s say you’ve finally agreed that it’s time to move to the cloud—what’s next? Here are six tips to help you transition to the cloud.

By Ellie Fields Jul 9, 2015