Company Wins Top Prize In “Business Intelligence And Reporting Tool” Category

Publish Date:
November 19, 2009 - 4:00pm

SEATTLE, WA November 20, 2009 – Tableau Software today announced that Tableau was named as a gold medal winner of the “2009 Editors’ Best Awards” in the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool by Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine.

“The 2009 Editors’ Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors’, contributors’ and authors’ subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year’s most significant products in the market,” said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. “We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product’s strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market.

“Our Editors’ Best Awards allow us to take advantage of our contributing editors’ in-the-trenches expertise in the Windows and SQL Server markets to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards. We're proud to now share this invaluable insight with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of recognition from our editorial experts.”

Tableau’s BI suite brings dashboards and data visualization to organizations of all sizes. Award-winning Tableau Desktop ( lets people create interactive reports, dashboards and visualizations using an easy drag & drop interface. Tableau Server (, also an award winner, is a complete web-based business intelligence solution.

“Our win as Best Business Intelligence tool is attributable to the fact that we are invading an industry dominated by complicated, expensive solutions and providing a fun, rapid-fire alternative,” said Christian Chabot, Tableau’s CEO and co-founder. “Now more than ever, companies need rapid access to business analytics. At the same time, few can afford traditional business intelligence platforms with high fees, complicated architectures and long roll-outs. Customers tell us that Tableau is a new kind of BI - rapid-fire BI - that gives people of all skill levels the power to build and share data visualizations and fast analytics in just minutes.”

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software is the leading provider of fast analytics and data visualization software. Ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing U.S. companies and one of the 25 fastest-growing software companies, its award-winning business intelligence applications can be downloaded at They enable anyone to easily create and share interactive data visualizations, dashboards and analytics, and can scale to organizations of any size or reach. For more information, please visit

About SQL Server Magazine/Penton Media

SQL Server Magazine is the leading publication focused on SQL Server and serves as the independent voice for the active SQL Server community. SQL Server Magazine provides the hands-on tools for database professionals, developers and IT management to keep crucial data available and make it meaningful for business users. Part of the Windows IT Pro family, receiving more than 2.5 million visits per month, the SQL Server Magazine website also includes blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds webinars, virtual events, whitepapers, newsletters, classes and more. Real-world experience shared by the community’s most respected experts, rigorously tested step-by-step solutions, deep quality assurance and an 11-year history of industry leadership make SQL Server Magazine the premier, trusted SQL Server resource. For more information, visit

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than 6 million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 websites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information about the company and its businesses, visit

Media Contact:
Elissa Fink
Tableau Software

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