In today’s keynote at re:Invent, Amazon announced QuickSight, a new cloud-powered business intelligence service. We’ve seen a trend of companies providing new ways to view data within their own ecosystems while keeping that data open to solutions like Tableau. This allows people to work with kinds of data, no matter where it’s coming from.
Amazon has taken steps to mature the database market, which helps the analytics market. When database technologies become faster and better, it means more organizations can take advantage of Tableau to see and understand their data.
Tableau users value being able to connect to many different types of data, whether it's in the cloud or in their own environment. This includes data stored in AWS products as well as numerous other relational databases like Oracle and SQL Server, non-relational databases like Hadoop, and cloud applications like Salesforce.
Tableau and Amazon are working on an integration to enable users to query against data stored in SPICE, QuickSight’s in-memory data store, in Tableau. Data explorers will soon be able to take advantage of Tableau’s visual analytics capabilities and flexibility in working with cloud and on-premise data, and get faster performance at scale.
As the data and analytics market continues to evolve, you can expect to see more partnerships that complement and overlap. Today’s organizations have data everywhere as well as an increasingly diverse set of users who need to analyze data. We expect to see Tableau users leverage multiple technologies that address their heterogeneous data needs. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Amazon to help more people see and understand their data.