Michel De Ru, sales engineer: Tableau and MarkLogic are really complementary to each other. It really enables users to not only look at structured data, but also to look at unstructured data and make decisions based on that.
We are able to ingest all the unstructured data that you would have, like Word documents, tweets, social media data, and we can create a view on top of that. And by using that view we can connect to Tableau again and thereby visualizing all that data.
Additionally MarkLogic also integrates an enterprise search engine. And that really offers new kinds of functionality through Tableau, because users will now be able to use the enterprise search functionality, make a subsection of the data by using search, enterprise search, and then drill down through the graphic visualization that Tableau does.
Jurriaan: So it's been really interesting about how to see to see how MarkLogic and Tableau are leveraging each other's knowledge to help customers enable more data-driven decision-making. And that's really where we benefit. Lots of customers from MarkLogic are interested in Tableau and a lot of the customers from Tableau are interested in MarkLogic. So we think it's a perfect match between the two companies.
Tableau: What kinds of data do you deal with?
Jurriaan: It can vary from the text on web sites, PDF documents, XML data that's being stored in different sites and silos within organizations. To leverage that data no matter what the structure is that's the importance of MarkLogic. Being able to connect to that data via your dashboards and your business intelligence applications from Tableau enables customers to make decisions also on that kind of data.