AllDesktop & ServerDesktopServerOnline Faster performance Consolidated queries to make analyzing data faster. Consolidated queries Big improvements in the Tableau Data Engine lead to significantly faster query results of extracts. Data Engine Vectorization and Parallel Aggregation fully leverage today's multi-core and multi-threaded CPU's. Parallel queries All independent views have their queries sent to the database simultaneously. These Parallel Queries return data to Tableau faster, meaning your dashboards load faster. Query fusion Query Fusion runs a single combined query, replacing multiple individual queries for views that have the same level of detail. This reduces the workload on your database and improves load times. Reused queries Instantly load workbooks and views with cached data from previously returned queries. Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server now avoid re-running the same queries, resulting in near-instant load times. Upgrade resources Tableau Server Administrators can enjoy the Tableau Server 9.0 Upgrade site. Upgrade resources For Tableau Server Administrators, we have the Tableau Server 9.0 Upgrade site. It's a specialized resource to help you plan, test, and execute a Tableau Server 9.0 Upgrade site. Enterprise upgrade Enjoy the new upgrade. Brand new at the core Tableau Server & Tableau Online have been completely rewritten and now feature the latest improvements in Java and Apache Solr. New admin views give deeper insights into users and performance. Secure connections Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, and Tableau Online now support SSL encryption for MySQL Server, and PostgreSQL. Upgraded REST API It's easier than ever to programmatically manage Tableau Server & Tableau Online with a newly extended REST API. Manage workbooks and data sources, users and user groups, as well as query and update data connections. High availability New processes enable true high availability for Tableau Server and greatly improve scalability. An automated Cluster Controller and new File Store process handle reliable data replication. A streamlined configuration workflow rounds out the package. Visual user permissions See and adjust permissions. Get more control over your dashboards. See and adjust permissions for groups and individual users with the new visual permissions page. Intuitive interface The new generation of data exploration is even more intuitive. Intuitive interface A new welcome screen greets you. From here you can view all workbooks on a single page, search across all content, and see breadcrumbs as you navigate. Cloud & big data connections Connect to more and bigger data than ever before. Amazon Elastic MapReduce connector Connect directly to your Amazon EMR-hosted Hadoop clusters and put the massively-scaled computing power of Amazon EMR into the hands of business users. Improved Amazon Redshift connector The new Amazon Redshift driver delivers even faster query speeds for people using Amazon's fully-hosted, petabyte-scalable data warehouse service. Spark SQL connector Take advantage of open-source query innovation inside your Hadoop framework with Tableau's new connector for Spark SQL. Faster Salesforce connector Load dashboards up to 10x faster with our new Salesforce.com connector. More flexible join options and new preferences help you refine data extracts. Statistical file connector Enjoy the new statistical file connector. Statistical file connector Directly open your SAS, SPSS, and R data files in Tableau using the new Statistical File connector. Join and blend these data connections like other file-based data sources. Metadata grid View just the metadata for your connections. Metadata grid View just the metadata for your connections. Quickly rename fields, hide columns, and adjust data types. Initiate splits, pivots, and merges right from the view. Data interpreter Tame messy spreadsheets with just a click of the mouse. Data interpreter Tableau detects your data range and removes extraneous titles, text, and images. Tame messy spreadsheets with just a click of the mouse. Pivot & split Use more of your data, faster. Pivot & split Pivot cross-tab data back into normalized columns with a few clicks. Break up compound data in a single column into multiple fields. Use more of your data, faster. Expanded global data Newly updated locations on every continent. Expanded global data Newly updated locations on every continent provide more detailed and accurate maps. Countries and territories with new data include Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, South Africa, and many others. U.S. Census data Updated United States Census layers provide context for your mapped data. U.S. Census data Updated United States Census layers provide context for your mapped data. Fast navigation & selection Moving around maps is faster and more intuitive. Fast navigation & selection Moving around maps is faster and more intuitive. Click to pan and double click to zoom. Geographic borders don’t follow straight lines and now you don’t have to either. Choose groups of marks anywhere on the map using the new lasso and radial select tools. Geographic search Search by name and Tableau will find and zoom in to the geographic location. Geographic search Search by name and Tableau will find and zoom in to continents, countries, states, provinces, counties, cities, and postcodes around the world. LOD expressions Answer tough questions easily. LOD expressions New Level of Detail Expressions help you answer tough questions easily. Specify the exact level of detail right in a calculation without adding fields to your view. Learn more Smart calculations editor Analyze your data further with calculation improvements. Smart calculations editor Create calculations right in the view by typing in field names and functions. Or use the new calc editor to create calculations using autocomplete, then preview your changes instantly. Fast marks & tooltips Explore your data with tooltips that smoothly follow your mouse. Fast marks & tooltips Explore your data with tooltips that smoothly follow your mouse. Instant analytics Select a subset of marks to see how it compares to the whole. Instant analytics Select a subset of marks to see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole. Instant analytics Select a subset of marks to see how it compares to the whole. Instant analytics Select a subset of marks to see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole. Analytics pane Gain deeper insights into your data, Analytics pane A new Analytics Pane lets you drag reference lines, forecasts, trend lines, box plots, and other analytics right onto your view. This makes it quicker to ask deep questions of your data. Preview thumbnails Quickly preview your sheets before using them for dashboards and stories. Preview thumbnail Quickly preview your sheets before using them for dashboards and stories. Rich story points formatting Tell your story your way Rich story points formatting Great stories guide and captivate viewers. New formatting for Tableau Story Points helps you tell your story your way. New start experience A new start experience for a new generation of data exploration. New start experience A new start experience for a new generation of data exploration. Access training and see great work from the community right from the start screen.