Tableau 9.3 Brings Faster Data Analysis, Sharing and Collaboration

Newest version includes “always connected” Tableau Desktop, faster ways to prep data, more governance and easier administration, connector for Snowflake Computing

Publish Date: March 24, 2016 - 6:00am

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 9.3 with new ways to analyze data and share findings faster. Powerful features include the new “always connected” Tableau Desktop, improved global map coverage, faster ways to prepare data for analysis, more governance features and easier administration and direct connectivity to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse.

“We have prioritized sharing and collaboration in Tableau 9.3, and it will be immediately noticeable once people open Tableau Desktop,” said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. “The ‘always connected’ feature means it’s easier to share while staying in the flow of your analysis. We’ve also addressed customer requests to advance our global map coverage and to make data prep easier, as well as made improvements across Tableau that create a more delightful experience for everyone.”

Global map coverage is significantly improved in Tableau 9.3. New data is being added to Tableau 9.3 Geocoding Database and Tableau Map Service. More than 250,000 new data points include:

  • Post code additions for 39 European countries, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and more
  • India districts
  • USA demographic data layers for 2016
  • USA ZIP Code updates for 2016
  • Post code updates to UK, France and Germany

Other new features and enhancements in Tableau 9.3 include:

  • Ensure Tableau Server availability and optimize performance with new Server monitoring and configuration features
  • Union: For Excel and text-based data sources, people can now easily combine tables of data by appending values (rows) from one table to another
  • Find the right content more quickly now that content analytics and enhanced search capabilities are available in Tableau Server and Tableau Online
  • Use version control to restore previous versions of a published workbook

Tableau builds connectors to some of the newest and most innovative data formats. With Tableau 9.3, Tableau is one of the first analytics providers to connect directly to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, a cloud data warehouse. Customers have already discovered that it gives their analysts a fast, easy solution for exploring data at any scale. “Giving our Tableau users native connectivity to Snowflake means that they can perform both simple and complex exploration and analysis as fast as they can think of new questions to ask,” said Raphy Mathias, Director of Business Intelligence at Research Now. “Not needing to think about configuring, tuning, and managing a data warehouse means they can focus on using data.”

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