Tableau is an amazing, powerful and one of the fastest growing data visualisation tool that is used in the Business Intelligence Industry today. Its prime job is to simplify and represent the raw data into the very easily understandable format.
Data analysis is very fast and smooth with this fab tool Tableau . The visualisations created are in the form of various representations like dashboards and worksheets. The data that is created using Tableau can be understood and used by professionals at any level in an organisation. It even allows a non-technical user to create a customised dashboard that can be really fruitful.
The main features that Tableau offers includes :-
- Data Blending
- Real time analysis
- Collaboration of data
The best thing about this software is that it doesn't require any technical knowledge or any kind of programming skills to operate. The tool has developed interest among the people from all sectors such as business, researchers, different industries, etc.
The Tableau Product Suite consists of following features :-
- Tableau Desktop
- Tableau Online
- Tableau Server
- Tableau Reader
- Tableau Public
- Tableau Prep
How does Tableau software work ?
Tableau connects and fetches the data stored in the various places. It can get the data from different platforms be it be a simple database such as pdf , excel or a complex database like Oracle, a database in the cloud such as AWS, Microsoft Azure SQL database, Google Cloud SQL and various other data sources . When the Tableau is launched, connectors that are data ready are available which allows you to connect to any database and fetch the data from there and then analyse it. The number of data connectors supported by the software will vary depending on the version of Tableau that you have purchased and are using.
The data pulled from the mentioned connectors can be either be connected live or extracted to the Tableau's data engine, Tableau Desktop. This is where the Data analyst or the data engineer work with the data that was pulled up and develop visualisations on. The created dashboards are shared with the users as a static file and the users who receive the dashboards views the file using the Tableau Reader.
From the Tableau Desktop the data can be published to the Tableau server. This is an enterprise platform where distribution, collaboration, security model, automation and governance features are supported. The Tableau server’s end users have a better experience in accessing the files from all locations be it a desktop, mobile or email and this is its biggest perk.