Business Intelligence Blog


When moving to the cloud, server admins often worry about losing control. We’re here to tell you that’s not so.

By Diego medrano May 27, 2016

How complex was your last dashboard? I’ve seen many dashboards crammed full of every potentially useful piece of information. The result bombards users with an overwhelming array of different charts, graphs, and tables. This forces people to evaluate all of these competing components to determine which one to focus on when they open the dashboard.

By Guest Author May 25, 2016

Many of you have told us you’d like to create new geographic data using the data built into the geocoding database. And I am excited to announce you can do just that in Tableau 10 with our new custom territories!

By Kent Marten May 25, 2016

We have exciting news: You can now connect directly to Cisco Information Server (formerly Composite) and Kognitio from Tableau!

By Arthur Gyldenege May 23, 2016

We are happy to announce Tableau Server is certified for use in Google Compute Engine. This means Tableau customers who want to host Tableau Server in the cloud now have the option to host it with Google.

By Ross Perez May 23, 2016

VizAlerts is a free-to-use-as-is, open-source tool that works a lot like subscriptions do. Subscribe to your viz on a schedule, and if there’s any data in your view when it runs, you get an email. If there isn’t, you don’t. Conditional subscriptions, rule-based alerts, push notifications, report bursting—VizAlerts can do it all on Tableau Server. You can create conditions in your alerts simply by filtering out what you don’t want to know about.

By Matt Coles May 20, 2016

WDCs can be used for more than just fetching data. Because it’s a web-based technology, you can use WDCs to trigger external processes such as ETL workflows.

By ben lower May 19, 2016

We’re thrilled to bring you one of our most requested features of all time. In Tableau 10, you can filter across multiple data sources!

By Frankie Liu May 18, 2016

I recently saw an article posted by Alberto Cairo in which someone had built a map of Scotland using tile maps built of Sankey diagrams. I thought it was pretty cool, so I wanted to be able to do something similar in Tableau.

By Guest Author May 17, 2016

I used to think iterating was overrated, always striving to produce the goods as soon as possible with as few tries as possible. That was until I started to participate in Makeover Monday, an initiative run by Andy Kriebel and Andy Cotgreave.

By Guest Author May 16, 2016

Learn how to set schedules, manage refresh tasks, and ensure your end users are always seeing the most up-to-date data in Tableau Online.

By Riley Maris May 13, 2016

You already know that using visualizations to communicate data is fast, easy, and efficient (pictures are so much easier to interpret than a crosstab full of numbers!). But you might be wondering how to communicate with your data even faster. Let’s talk about data—specifically visualizing your data in a way that unveils insight faster.

By Nazirah Garrison May 10, 2016

Let me show you how to marry two data tools, Tableau and Google Trends. Why? Because you might want to quickly check how certain categories in your data have fared in search over time relative to one another.

By Ben Jones May 9, 2016

How many of the companies out there are truly innovative? At times the concept of innovation sounds a lot like teenage sex—everyone is talking about it, only a few are doing it, and even fewer are doing it right. I went looking for attributes that make companies truly innovative.

By Mac Bryla May 9, 2016

I have no idea how long you've been able to do this, but it is something I recently figured out. For a long time, it has frustrated me that there is no "select/deselect all" button on the action dialogs in Tableau.

By Guest Author May 6, 2016

Got your data in Google Sheets? You can connect directly to your data in Tableau 10!

By Martin Sleeman May 5, 2016

To meet the many needs of our customers, Tableau’s approach to cloud is simple: It’s all about choice. The choice of how and where you deploy your analytics. The choice to analyze any data, regardless of where it resides, no matter how you’ve chosen to deploy your analytics.

By Ashley Jaschke May 4, 2016

Text tooltips can be a little dull. With visual tooltips, we have more options for data visualization. Drilldown is an easy option.

By Guest Author May 3, 2016
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