Data Guide is a new pane that provides helpful information about a dashboard and the data behind it. With Data Guide, you can understand if the data can answer your questions, build trust that the data is accurate, and establish confidence in your understanding of the viz. This feature makes it even easier to find data related to the selected viz, dashboard, marks, and important information like outliers and trends in your data. This pane is available on Tableau Server, Tableau Cloud and Tableau Desktop.
Data Guide also introduces two new tools to help you decide which parts of the dashboard to focus on so you can get to insights faster: Explain The Viz and Data Change Radar. Explain the Viz scans your dashboards for outlier measures and potential key drivers behind them. Data Change Radar (Tableau Cloud only) tracks measure values in your dashboard over time and automatically flags unexpected values outside of normal business patterns as data refreshes.
Table Extensions add new depth to seeing and understanding data by bringing deep analytics and data shaping with code and APIs to the core of Tableau. Dynamically bring entire data tables from analytics tools like Python, R, Einstein Discovery, and more into Tableau's data model. Live query tables of data using Tableau's Data Model and pass it to analytics extensions for analysis, re-shaping, or enrichment, and return results tables to Tableau just like any other data source. With Table Extensions, you are able to inject advanced analytics and predictions at different levels of detail, bring more data for better business decisions, and get real-time results because values are re-computed dynamically.
Dynamic zone visibility
With dynamic zone visibility, you can tailor experiences for your end-users so they only see the dashboard elements relevant to them. Create sophisticated and interactive dashboards that dynamically reveal dashboard elements. In the layout pane, you configure when dashboard elements are shown or hidden based on the values of parameters and fields.
Dynamic scaling in a container
Advanced Management for Tableau Server customers can now scale Backgrounders, and their supporting processes, in Docker containers via Kubernetes on a set schedule. In the past, Tableau Server admins faced a predicament: pay to size the deployment for peak load times or save money but face longer delays before Backgrounder processes finish. Now, you can add additional Backgrounder resources when needed and spin them down after peak times, giving you control over the cost vs. performance tradeoff.
Activity Log in Tableau Server
The Activity Log goes above and beyond existing event data by exposing more events within your Tableau environment. These events will be structured and documented. For Advanced Management for Tableau Server customers, this comes to life through a new log file in your Tableau Server logs folder. The Activity Log will make permissions auditing possible which is essential for implementing a robust book of controls on your Tableau environment.
Resource Monitoring Tool SMTP TLS improvement
Configuring an SMTP server connection with the Resource Monitoring Tool (RMT) is now easier with additional flexibility to disable, prefer, or require encryption. These options align more closely with those of Tableau Server, are easy to understand, and provide support for different SMTP configurations. More information here.
Resource Monitoring Tool external services support
Advanced Management for Tableau Server customers leveraging the Resource Monitoring Tool can now choose to run the PostgreSQL and RabbitMQ services that support the Resource Monitoring Tool Server externally in AWS utilizing PostgreSQL via AWS RDS and RabbitMQ via AWS AMQ. Running these two services in an external configuration frees up local resources needed for data processing and improves the Resource Monitoring Tool’s ability to scale for your environment. More information here.
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