Business Intelligence Blog


While adorable, gauge charts can be misleading and take up too much space.

By Lucas Stewart Mar 20, 2015

At Tableau, we strive to give users the best tools to analyze their data and arrive at new insights. One such tool for server administrators is the Admin Views feature. Pre-packaged in every installation of server, these views allow administrators to monitor and analyze data from their own Tableau server, thus using BI analytics on their own BI solution.

By Michael Chen Mar 19, 2015

Tableau Online is excited to be the first member of the Tableau family to release the new and improved 9.0 Server experience to our customers. The new user interface is cleaner, more modern, and even easier to use than before. Everyone involved in beta testing has gotten a sneak peek, but we thought it was time for our entire Tableau Online community to be in the know.

By Elaine Chen Mar 18, 2015

I’m a bit of a math dork. As such, I am tremendously excited about Super Pi Day! Clearly, a moment in time as special as 3/14/15 (9:26:53) has to be celebrated somehow.

By Lari McEdward Mar 13, 2015

This month, the Tableau community was abuzz with tips, tricks, and, yes, frustrations. ('I Hate When Tableau Does That'—is as great a read as the title suggests!) Seriously, there's a LOT of excellent training material here.

By Lauren Rogers Mar 13, 2015

Thousands of Tableau enthusiasts joined us to celebrate the launch of Tableau 9.0 during our first-ever Virtual Tableau User Group event this week. The live feed from our Seattle headquarters reached Tableau User Group members across the world, many of them gathered at 25 local TUG viewing parties across the U.S. and Canada.

By Martha Kang Mar 12, 2015

We have 7 predictions for big data in 2015

By Todd Talkington Mar 4, 2015

This post will continue to look at examples of typical analytic questions that all share the common property of requiring us to aggregate data on different levels than the main focus of the visualization, such as the following: What is the largest deal closed per salesperson, and the average of these deals per country? What is the cumulative number of customers acquired per day by market? What is the difference in year to date profit of this year versus last year, relative to the last day the data was refreshed?

By Bethany Lyons Mar 3, 2015

Following Tableau's position in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant we decided to compile a list of real-world #outlier visualizations, from sports, nature, food and more.

By Andy Cotgreave Mar 3, 2015

Become better friends with your Tableau Server.

By Dustin Smith Feb 27, 2015

We’re delighted that Gartner has once again recognized Tableau as a leader in their 2015 BI Magic Quadrant report.

By Ajay Chandramouly Feb 24, 2015

Continue discussing Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions. Since it is often easiest to learn through examples, we will showcase some common analytical questions that LOD Expressions solve elegantly. We will start with simple examples and get progressively more complex throughout the series.

By Bronson Shonk Feb 23, 2015

We're putting the finishing touches on Tableau 9.0, and we're excited to hit the road (and the Internet!) to show you what's new in 9.0. Today, we're pleased to announce the dates and cities for the Tableau 9.0 Roadshow, and to announce a brand new "show" for people who can't make it to a roadshow date.

By Sasha Pasulka Feb 23, 2015

Learn more detail about an addition to the Tableau calculation language. The language changes are small, deceptively small, but the impact on your data analysis will be profound. Level of Detail Expressions (LOD Expressions) in Tableau 9 will enable richer and more reusable visualizations.

By Robin Cottiss Feb 18, 2015

Libraries have been around for millennia, storing the world's knowledge and equipping people with the information they need. Today, public libraries help billions of people access information in our increasingly connected world. One of them is the Brooklyn Public Library system in New York City—which serves 2.5 million residents and offers millions of books and access to more than 1,000 free Internet-accessible computers. Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) wanted to make sure that it was meeting its patrons' needs. “We do so much to touch the lives of people in Brooklyn,” says Selvon Smith, the library's CIO. But it was difficult to measure that effort.

By Michelle Wallace Feb 18, 2015

Don't you hate it when people wish you a happy new year when we're already deep into January? Well, happy new year from all the way in early February! I have the honor (and very serious responsibility) of curating January's batch of Best of the Tableau Web.

By Sasha Pasulka Feb 11, 2015