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Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence (BI) software, today announced direct access to the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop for big data analytics. Tableau’s MapR support is included in the general availability of Tableau 7.0.7, providing customers with the ability to instantly create reports, data visualizations and dashboards without any programming or coding. The product update also includes the availability of Tableau’s Desktop and Server products in Japanese.
With just a couple of clicks, Tableau natively connects to MapR’s open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop. Tableau and MapR together provide fast, easy and dependable access to big, unstructured data sets and the ability to see and understand them in real-time.
“MapR’s advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop combined with Tableau’s visual analytics will help businesses across industries gain insights from their big data,” said Alan Geary, sr. director of business development , MapR Technologies. “MapR is used by some of the world’s most reputable companies who will now be able to visualize and analyze complex, unstructured data in new ways.”
“The complexity and size of data can be overwhelming for many large enterprises,” said Chris Stolte, chief development officer, co-founder and inventor of Tableau Software. “The promise to see and understand data, no matter how large and complex, is made easier when Tableau and MapR bring it to life.”
Tableau previously announced its support for Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH). Hadoop is fast becoming a preferred way to deal with huge or unstructured data. Examples of common uses for Hadoop include ecommerce data, web log data, XML objects and many other kinds of critical business data.
With Tableau 7.0.7, Japanese customers will enjoy the ability to interact with data in their native language. Japanese is Tableau’s third localized delivery this year, as the company introduced Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese in the first half. French and German versions are also available.
For more information about MapR direct access, visit http://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2012/8/enterprise-class-hadoop-support-new-mapr-connector-18690. For more information about Tableau’s Japanese version, visit http://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2012/8/tableau-now-localized-japanese-18695.
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