Profile: Tableau Software Inc (DATA.N)

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Tableau Software, Inc. (Tableau), incorporated on July 19, 2004, offers software products. The Company's products are used by people of skill levels across all kinds of organizations. Its technologies include visual query language (VizQL), which translates drag-and-drop actions into data queries and then expresses that information visually, and Hybrid Data Architecture, which combines the power of Live Query and In-Memory Data Engines. VizQL unifies the formerly disparate tasks of query and visualization and allows users to transform questions into pictures without the need for software scripts, chart wizards or dialogue boxes. Live Query Engine allows users to connect to volumes of data in its existing format and location. In-Memory Data Engine enables users to import amounts of data into its own in-memory database.

As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 54,000 customer accounts across an array of company sizes and industries. Its products serves a range of use cases, from answering questions with small spreadsheets to completing enterprise business intelligence projects, involving volumes of data. The Company's products include Tableau Desktop, a self-service product for anyone with data; Tableau Server, a business intelligence platform for organizations; Tableau Online, a hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of Tableau Server; Tableau Public, a cloud-based platform for analyzing and sharing public data, and Vizable, an application used to analyze data on a tablet.

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop helps knowledge workers make sense of the many kinds of data they encounter every day. Its capabilities include Visual analytics, Analytical depth, Data access, Live query, In-memory query, Data integration, and Sharing and presentation. Tableau Desktop allows people to ask questions by composing drag-and-drop pictures of their data. Its interface is built on VizQL, which is capable of describing thousands of understood visual presentations of data, including tables, maps, time series, dashboards and tables of graphs. It lets people access and query a number of common data sources, from database systems. It translates users' interactions into live queries. As people use the drag-and-drop interface to examine information, they are automatically generating queries against their database. Tableau Desktop can generate queries in a range of query languages including Structured Query Language (SQL), Multidimensional Expressions (MDX), and Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL). Tableau Desktop contains an In-Memory Data Engine that can be used for analysis. It provides a number of ways for people to combine data without requiring a data loading and transformation project. It allows users to author and distribute visualizations and dashboards. Content created in Tableau Desktop can be embedded in documents and presentations, or the workbooks can be distributed for viewing by people having Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader, a product to view and interact with visualizations built in Tableau Desktop.

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is a business intelligence platform with enterprise-class data management and scalability. Its capabilities include Shared content, Shared data, Universal access, Integration, Scalability, Security and Administration. Tableau Server provides a repository of shared visualizations and dashboards within an organization. After users of Tableau Desktop create and publish their work to Tableau Server, any other user with appropriate credentials can view and interact with it using a Web browser or mobile device. These viewers can also edit the work and republish it back to the server. Organizations can use Tableau Server to centrally manage enterprise data sources and metadata enabling knowledge sharing, efficiency, governance and data consistency. Tableau Server offers application program interfaces (APIs) that help developers, customers and partners embed and control its software from portals, Websites and other enterprise applications. Its distributed multi-tier architecture allows it to scale to tens of thousands of users, across desktop, Web and mobile clients, meeting the needs of organizations globally. It provides a security model that encompasses authentication, data and network security. Tableau Server is also built on a multi-tenant architecture that allows administrators to logically partition a single system across user populations, providing for separation of content.

Tableau Online

Tableau Online, a hosted SaaS version of Tableau Server, is built on the Tableau Server platform. Tableau Online runs in a secure data center and can be accessed by clients remotely using Tableau Desktop, a browser or a mobile device. In addition to offering the same capabilities as Tableau Server, Tableau Online's capabilities include Hybrid data connectivity, On-premises data sync, Always up-to-date, and Reliable, scalable and secure. Tableau Online supports both live connectivity and in-memory extracts of cloud databases including Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery and Microsoft SQL Azure. Tableau Online provides synching of on-premises data such as Microsoft Excel and Oracle to the cloud.

Tableau Public

Tableau Public is a cloud-based offering that is available for anyone to use with public data. This offering allows users of various backgrounds, from bloggers and journalists to researchers to government workers, to visualize public data on their Websites. Using Tableau Public, data can be transformed into interactive graphs, dashboards and maps for the world to see on the Web. Tableau Public offers capabilities, including Web scale, Social reach, Embedding and Users. Tableau Public meets the performance requirements of serving content on Websites, including media channels, social media and other consumer Internet services. Tableau Public views can be embedded in Web pages and blogs.


Vizable is a Tableau application that turns data into interactive graphs that can be shared directly from an iPad or iPhone. It is an offering that enables users to explore data on the go without requiring a server or any cloud-based services. It queries data, aggregates, and generates a visualization on the tablet within seconds. With Vizable, people can interact with their data anywhere by using hand gestures, such as pinching, swiping, and dragging to receive feedback.

The Company competes with Amazon.com, Inc., Google Inc., IBM, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Salesforce, SAP SE, Qlik, MicroStrategy, TIBCO Software Inc.

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Tableau Software Inc

1621 N 34Th St
SEATTLE   WA   98103
P: +1206.6333400
F: +1206.6333004

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