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What is Tableau?

Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
Tableau is a tool in the Business Intelligence category of a tech stack.

Who uses Tableau?

Companies
93 companies reportedly use Tableau in their tech stacks, including Avocode, Zumba, and Policygenius.

Developers
90 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Tableau.

Tableau Integrations

Tallyfy, Trifacta, DataRobot, Dremio, and AtScale are some of the popular tools that integrate with Tableau. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Tableau.

Why developers like Tableau?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Tableau
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Tableau Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Tableau in their tech stack.

Mark Swedberg
Mark Swedberg
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Tableau
Tableau

We've been able to develop great reports in QuickBooks, HubSpot, and other software. The problem is it's always a very limited view of the company, and we have hundreds of dashboards and reports scattered across dozens of different types of software.

We use Tableau to grab data through APIs and tie it altogether in a more intuitive and useful way.

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Tableau
Tableau

I use Tableau because it has a good drag and drop interface for data viz. I usually connect it to databases and warehouses for real-time querying.

I love the dynamic tool tip charting that's pretty easy to create.

However, it's pretty expensive for large organizations, and Tableau server runs pretty slow after awhile. I recommend this for users who don't want to code up data viz.

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Tableau's Features

  • Connect to data on prem or in the cloud—whether it’s big data, a SQL database, a spreadsheet, or cloud apps like Google Analytics and Salesforce. Access and combine disparate data without writing code. Power users can pivot, split, and manage metadata to optimize data sources. Analysis begins with data. Get more from yours with Tableau.
  • Exceptional analytics demand more than a pretty dashboard. Quickly build powerful calculations from existing data, drag and drop reference lines and forecasts, and review statistical summaries. Make your point with trend analyses, regressions, and correlations for tried and true statistical understanding. Ask new questions, spot trends, identify opportunities, and make data-driven decisions with confidence.
  • Answer the “where” as well as the “why.” Create interactive maps automatically. Built-in postal codes mean lightning-fast mapping for more than 50 countries worldwide. Use custom geocodes and territories for personalized regions, like sales areas. We designed Tableau maps specifically to help your data stand out.
  • Ditch the static slides for live stories that others can explore. Create a compelling narrative that empowers everyone you work with to ask their own questions, analyzing interactive visualizations with fresh data. Be part of a culture of data collaboration, extending the impact of your insights.

Tableau Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Tableau?
DOMO
Domo: business intelligence, data visualization, dashboards and reporting all together. Simplify your big data and improve your business with Domo's agile and mobile-ready platform.
Splunk
Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
Looker
We've built a unique data modeling language, connections to today's fastest analytical databases, and a service that you can deploy on any infrastructure, and explore on any device. Plus, we'll help you every step of the way.
QlikView
It is a business discovery platform that provides self-service BI for all business users in organizations. With this tool, you can analyze data and use your data discoveries to support decision making.
Qlik Sense
It helps uncover insights that query-based BI tools simply miss. Our one-of-a-kind Associative Engine brings together all your data so users can freely search and explore to find new connections. AI and cognitive capabilities offer insight suggestions, automation and conversational interaction.
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Tableau's Followers
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