Tableau Software, the global leader in visual analytics, has announced the general availability of Tableau 10.3. This release helps organisations achieve data-driven insights more quickly.
want to do more with the vast data they have at their disposal,” said
Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at Tableau. “It’s not just
simple analysis our customers are looking seeking, it’s the power to
unlock all of their data with ease and efficiency. With smart
recommendations, customers can get to the right data faster than ever -
without having to spend time finding the right tables and joins. And
with proactive monitoring of key metrics through features like data
driven alerts, they can take action immediately and be more agile.”
The upgraded software offers automated table and join* recommendations powered by
machine learning algorithms. Tableau Server analyses aggregate data source usage
to recommend popular tables and correlated data across the
organisation. With recommendations, customers can save time by quickly
identifying database tables that are relevant to their analysis and
leveraging join recommendations to enrich their data.
It also includes data-driven alerts for proactive
monitoring of key metrics. Version 10.3 unlocks six new data sources for
analysis, including a new connector for extracting data from
PDF documents. Additionally, Tableau Online customers are able to try
Tableau Bridge in beta, which enables a direct connection to data stored
on premises directly in the cloud.
all, customers can now connect to more than 75 data sources via 66
connectors, without any programming. That includes a new PDF connector, which
allows people to directly import PDF tables into Tableau with a click. Additionally,
Tableau now comes with new connectors to popular data sources such as
Amazon Athena, ServiceNow, MongoDB, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive.
Online customers can now leverage data stored on premises directly in
the cloud with the new Tableau Bridge. Available to all Tableau Online
customers to try, this will allow a secure, live connection to on
premises data, meaning it’s no longer necessary to move data to perform a
live query from Tableau Online. Many organisations have data on
premises and in the cloud, and Tableau Bridge allows these customers to
easily connect live to all of their data no matter where it is.
*A join refers to combining related data from different parts of a database. An example would be a database of customer names and other details, which could be joined with a database of orders for products so that a business can tell who orders what.