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Now that you know what a Marimekko chart is and when it’s most useful, it’s now time to learn how to build it in Tableau.

By Guest Author Aug 24, 2016

A Marimekko chart is a two-dimensional stacked chart of stacked, contiguous bars—looking somewhat like a Marimekko fabric. Marimekko charts combine visual pop with information—the eye captures two levels of information as it admires the colorful pattern the chart creates.

By Guest Author Aug 23, 2016

We’ve decided it’s time to broaden our leadership team. I’m thrilled to share Adam Selipsky will join Tableau as our new CEO. Adam has spent more than a decade building Amazon Web Services from its inception. He’s been part of the leadership team that established AWS as the indisputable market leader in cloud platforms. Adam will start his new role on September 16, and we’re excited to further our mission under his leadership.

By Elissa Fink Aug 22, 2016

National Grid powers 3.5 million customers in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. But until this year, the utility’s enterprise analytics strategy wasn’t effectively empowering its 25,000 team members.

By Jeff Mills Aug 22, 2016

One great new feature in Tableau 10 is clustering. What was once only available to people who could use complex statistical tools can now be done with a drag and a drop. I know my mean from my mode and what a normal distribution looks like, but like many of our customers, I’m no statistical expert. I wanted to answer a simple question: What exactly is clustering and why would you use it?

By Andy Cotgreave Aug 19, 2016

Earlier this week, Tableau released the much-anticipated Tableau 10. The team here at AtScale, being both big-data geeks and data-visualization nerds, has been eager to see how some of the great new features work with our business interface for Hadoop. We’ve been thrilled so far, and thought it would be nice to share some of the features we are most excited about.

By Guest Author Aug 18, 2016

In Tableau 10, we’ve improved both the beauty and brains of Tableau. We’ve added dozens and dozens of new features to make your analysis faster, easier, and even more delightful. Here are ten features that are specifically designed to empower your entire enterprise.

By Ramesh Gowrishankar Aug 17, 2016

There's something special about the number ten. Sure, it's only got one more digit than nine, but that digit makes a world of difference. Tableau 10 is big! It's an exciting milestone for us, and we couldn't have gotten there without you, our incredible community.

By Michelle Wallace Aug 16, 2016

Tableau 10 is here! And thanks to your ideas, it’s one of our best releases yet. There are dozens and dozens of new features in Tableau 10, and many of them started as ideas from you, the community.

By Tracy Rodgers Aug 15, 2016

You’ve connected to data, created some views, placed them on a dashboard, and now it’s time to share. Before you do, have you considered who you are sharing your dashboard with? Check out these tips and tricks for using device designer (new in Tableau 10!) to let your data shine on phone, tablet, and more.

By Piper Stull-Lane Aug 15, 2016

Judah Bausili has always enjoyed catching Pokémon, but he hasn’t always been discerning about the types he caught. And that’s where Ben, his data-minded dad who happens to work for Tableau Gold Partner InterWorks, saw an opportunity.

By Martha Kang Aug 12, 2016

Last January, we decided it was time to move beyond the limited set of faces available to most users. Like with the new color palettes in Tableau 10, we wanted to go all-in to create the best typeface possible. This led us to partner with Tobias Frere-Jones, a world-class designer with over 700 typefaces too his name.

By Jeff Pettiross Aug 11, 2016

Fellow data lovers, here’s your chance to be Tableau famous: Send us your best design idea for our new Tableau User Group t-shirt!

By Jordan Scott Aug 10, 2016

We all want to see and understand our data—and fast. So I thought I'd share 10 Tableau shortcuts to help save you time.

By Guest Author Aug 9, 2016

Many of us have data in many places, waiting to be understood. That's why we're thrilled to announce we've added even more data-source options in Tableau 10. We want to help you gain value from your data, no matter where it lives.

By Arthur Gyldenege Aug 8, 2016

If you’re a site administrator, choosing the best authentication method for your organization requires you balance competing priorities. Never fear, SAML is here. Or more precisely, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) leveraging SAML is here.

By Gora Sudindranath Aug 5, 2016

In Tableau 9.3, we introduced revision history for workbooks. But in order to take advantage of the feature, you had to download and republish the workbook from Tableau Desktop. In Tableau 10, you can restore workbooks right from the web with a single click—no need to download, republish, or even open Tableau Desktop! We've made the flow even faster and easier.

By Tyler Doyle Aug 4, 2016

As the world looks to Rio this summer, we're looking to the data. To celebrate the Summer Games, we're harnessing the power of the Tableau community to explore the data stories behind the games. To that end, we've put together a gallery of vizzes about the competitions.

By Dash Davidson Aug 3, 2016

The Internet of Things has made collecting data easy. The hard bit has been analyzing that data. The applications bundled with IoT devices don’t allow for freeform exploration, and only the coders of the world can write APIs and build infrastructure to get and store the data. Tableau 10 is changing that with its Google Sheets connector.

By Andy Cotgreave Aug 2, 2016
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