New Partnerships Make Tableau Software the De Facto Standard for Big Data Analysis

Tableau, with More Than 14 Technology Partners, Brings Big Data to Life with Visual Analytics and Rapid-Fire Business Intelligence

Publish Date: 2012/10/23

Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, today announced major partnerships with leading Big Data technology companies at Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012. Key organizations creating or extending their partnerships with Tableau include Cirro, DataStax, Digital Reasoning, EMC Greenplum, Hadapt, Hortonworks, Karmasphere, and Simba. They join existing Tableau partners such as Teradata/Aster, HP Vertica, ParAccel, Actian VectorWise, IBM Netezza, MapR and others, to make Big Data accessible and useful throughout the enterprise, delivered via desktop, web and mobile devices. Whether data is structured, unstructured, in a Hadoop distribution or an in-memory database, Tableau is the business intelligence application for rich visual analytics on top of Big Data systems.

“Tableau is quickly becoming the de facto business intelligence standard for working with Big Data,” said Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software. “Most solutions for handling Big Data are complicated and development intensive – and few people are going to use them. Our products are easy-to-use and relevant to everyone. We’ve built an extensive partner ecosystem so people can download our products and get started solving their data challenges today.”

Tableau is the BI Tool of Choice for Rich Analysis of Hadoop Data
Tableau Software makes Hadoop data useful to anyone quickly and easily – no programming required. At Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012, Tableau is announcing new or extended partnerships with leading vendors in the Hadoop ecosystem including Hortonworks, DataStax, Hadapt and Karmasphere:

•Tableau Software now connects to Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop through the Hive interface, using the new Hortonworks Hive ODBC Connector.
•Tableau Software now connects to the DataStax Big Data platform which integrates Apache Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr. Users are now able to use Tableau Software do analytics on their data in DataStax Enterprise.
•Tableau Software integrates with Hadapt's Interactive Query to provide business analysts access to the full Hadoop analytic ecosystem via SQL. Hadapt's Adaptive Analytical Platform combines Apache Hadoop and relational DBMS technology into a single system for applications that rely on multi-structured data analytics - no connectors, complexities or rigid structure.
•Tableau’s native integration with Karmasphere allows users to work together using Karmaphere’s powerful project workspace directly on Hadoop to create and share analytic work products such as tables, queries and results that can be consumed in Tableau.
•Tableau Software is partnering with Simba Technologies to leverage its ODBC drivers to optimize access to Hadoop data for other Tableau partners and customers.

No Matter Where it is Stored, Tableau Brings Big Data to Life
Whether in a relational or NoSQL database, in the Cloud or in Hadoop, Tableau Software liberates Big Data and delivers it quickly and easily to business users. Regardless of the database and data management systems in use, Tableau Software is developing new ways to unleash the power of Big Data.

•With EMC Greenplum announcing the open-source version of its Greenplum Chorus product, Tableau Software will deepen its partnership with EMC Greenplum by demonstrating the integration of Tableau Server into Chorus, using the new APIs soon available in Tableau 8.0. This integration enables data scientists and analysts that use Chorus to collaborate over Big Data using world-class business intelligence software.
•Tableau Software works with Synthesys®, Digital Reasoning’s platform for unstructured data analytics, so that Tableau customers can now include critical new information sources including email, corporate communications, documents, research reports, social media and a wide variety of other data sources into their business intelligence tools. Customers can now uncover fraud or risk that is buried in email, meet compliance obligations where the important data is unstructured, or identify new opportunities by automatically extracting the critical information found in web content, research reports or company news.
•Tableau Software works with Cirro, a platform that enables the joining of data across heterogeneous environments by federating queries across multiple sources of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.

Quotes from Tableau Partners
“Our partnership with Tableau allows analysts self-service data exploration across both relational data and unstructured data sources,” said Mark Theissen, CEO of Cirro. “Analysts are now liberated to conduct iterative, data discovery and analysis leveraging Tableau’s brilliant visual analytics capability.”

“DataStax powers the apps that transform business and Tableau is transforming BI by putting visual analytical power in the hands of business decision makers,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO of DataStax. “Our customers will be able to take advantage of Tableau's new connection capabilities to visually analyze the data stored in DataStax Enterprise and make informed business decisions.”

Digital Reasoning
“We are excited to be working with Tableau on these Big Data analytics challenges within financial services and the government," said Tim Estes, Digital Reasoning's CEO. “Combining the power of Tableau’s visual analytics with Synthesys’ ability to make sense of unstructured data, customers can now easily understand all of their big data.”

EMC Greenplum
"Integrating Tableau with Greenplum Chorus enables data scientists to increase their productivity by streamlining their workflow,” said Josh Klahr, Vice President of Products at EMC Greenplum. “From provisioning Tableau workbooks from Chorus data sources, to linking and co-authoring Tableau work files, and finally annotating Tableau reports, dashboards and visualizations within Chorus, this integration provides real value that accelerates the discovery of actionable insights from Big Data."

"Tableau was an easy choice to integrate with Hadapt's Interactive Query," said Scott Howser, Vice President of Marketing at Hadapt. "With the joint solution our customers are able to quickly and easily drill into their multi-structured data, producing visual analytics in just a few easy clicks."

“Tableau Software users can now seamlessly connect to the Hortonworks Data Platform, making it easier to query and visually analyze Big Data for making more intelligent business decisions,” said Mitch Ferguson, Vice President of Business Development at Hortonworks. “Apache Hadoop is rapidly becoming the de facto platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data, on pace to process 50 percent of the world’s information within the next five years. The industry’s only 100-percent open source platform powered by Apache Hadoop, the Hortonworks Data Platform is accelerating Hadoop deployments across the enterprise by integrating with leading systems, such as Tableau business intelligence.”

“We are excited about Karmasphere’s extended integration with Tableau Software,” said Gail Ennis, CEO of Karmasphere “Now customers can use Karmasphere’s collaborative Big Data Analytics environment seamlessly with Tableau’s rich visual analytics capabilities.”

“Simba’s Big Data ODBC driver enables Tableau’s customers to connect to a plethora of Big Data sources, including Apache Hadoop/Hive, Apache Cassandra, Google BigQuery, MongoDB and others,” said George Chow, Simba’s CTO. “With the rapid collection of data from all sorts of sources, Tableau’s powerful business intelligence software is ideally suited for enterprises to perform rich visual analysis on their Big Data. With Simba’s Big Data ODBC Driver, users gain easy and direct access to their Hadoop data with the full performance of the Tableau platform.”

Visit the Tableau Software booth (#30) at the Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 from October 23-25, 2012 in New York to learn how Tableau Software is used to harness Big Data and transform organizations of all sizes into data-driven businesses.

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