Business Intelligence Blog


Data is crucial to all areas of the business. And for many of us, our data also includes sensitive information. It’s critical that a business’s revenue and customer details, for example, remain private. When published to the cloud, you need to be assured this type of sensitive data remains secure and private. Protecting the security of our users’ data is a top priority at Tableau. If you're considering—or are already working with—data in the cloud, there are specific questions you need to know are met.

By Ariel Companioni Mar 18, 2016

We'd like to introduce you to our 15 Social Media Ambassadors! Part of our Tableau Ambassador program, these folks spend countless hours each week writing helpful blog posts, curating useful resources, and answering people's questions on social media.

By Michelle Wallace Mar 17, 2016

Some might call us perfectionists. Here at Tableau, we sweat the small stuff. We’ve always put an emphasis on craftsmanship. We’re always looking for small enhancements to make the product better. That’s because we know that the seemingly-tiny features can often have the greatest impact on the overall product experience.

By Nick Hritsko Mar 15, 2016

On top of all that you do, many of you have also taken the time to write thoughtful reviews of your Tableau experience on business software review sites such as Computer World’s IT Central Station, TrustRadius, and G2Crowd.

By Jingcong Zhao Mar 14, 2016

Want to learn the ins and outs of Tableau? We’ve got you covered with a new book.

By Molly Monsey Mar 11, 2016

Today, Microsoft announced the launch of its latest version of its SQL Server product, SQL Server 2016. Microsoft asked us to run some early performance tests on Tableau and the results were pretty impressive, so we thought we’d share a little more detail with you here.

By Dan Kogan Mar 10, 2016

We are excited to announce that we have acquired HyPer, a breakthrough technology in data processing that we believe can further revolutionize business analytics. HyPer is a high-performance database system. It will be integrated into Tableau’s product offerings and bring a host of new capabilities to Tableau customers.

By Patrice Pelland Mar 10, 2016

Ever get tired of just staring at the grey spinner on your screen, waiting for your dashboard to load? We have great news: Tableau 9.3 includes progressive-loading dashboards.

By Rapinder Jawanda Mar 9, 2016

We wanted to share this cool GIF that one of our customers, Josh Byrd of GoPro, recently created. The GIF illustrates how Josh makes sense of the unstructured data that GoPro deals with and lands in Hadoop for analytics.

By Dan Kogan Mar 8, 2016

Happy International Women’s Day! This year, the day’s focus is on global gender party. So just how bad is the gender wage gap? Here’s a look at the data through Tableau Public vizzes.

By Martha Kang Mar 7, 2016

Presenting information in a visual way is not a novel concept. But best practices—such as the use of the x-axis to display a trend over time, for example—were once novel ideas. Rewind to the 18th century, and a combination of creativity, passion, and teamwork led to the birth of the x-axis.

By Andy Cotgreave Mar 7, 2016

We live in a time when what a customers says about a business is weighted far greater than what that business says itself. Said another way: Yelp has replaced the restaurant website as the authority on where to eat. So we loved to see that Computer World’s IT Central Station—the “Yelp of enterprise technology”—listed Tableau as its top-rated business intelligence tool through January 2016.

By Ellie Fields Mar 4, 2016

In Tableau 9.3, it’s even easier to work across desktop, web, and mobile. We keep you in the flow so that you can focus on what really matters: your data. Let’s take a look.

By Rupali Jain Mar 4, 2016

Giddy up, y’all, it’s time for the rodeo! After months of waiting, the moment you’ve been looking forward to is here: TC16 customer speaker applications have officially opened. The deadline to apply is April 29, 2016.

By Maris McEdward Mar 3, 2016

What I always do when I start every kind of project is to allow myself to have the time it takes to get truly inspired by the world around me while keeping the “brief” in mind.

By Guest Author Mar 1, 2016

Tableau 9.3 includes a new, delightful flow for publishing your data sources. We’ve added a number of features and tied them together so that everything you need is at your fingertips.

By Clara Siegel Feb 29, 2016

On this leap day, we explore fun facts about this quirky date. (For instance, there's a French newspaper that only publishes on leap day!) We also look to the data to explore the various calendars used throughout history.

By Lari McEdward Feb 28, 2016
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