Many businesses use data visualization and analysis applications to transform large amounts of generated raw data into useful and actionable information nuggets for decision makers. One of the more popular applications in this genre is produced by Tableau Software.
Tableau is a business intelligence and data analytics platform that is used by some of the largest companies in the world, including Verizon, Netflix, and Southwest Airlines. Unlike a lot of other business analytics products that focus primarily on cloud hosting, Tableau has locally installable versions as well as hosted applications. Versions of Tableau exist for desktops, local (and cloud) servers, and hosted environments.
Tableau’s toolset isn’t restricted only to data analytics--it has other software that it claims makes data preparation accessible to non-data scientists as well.
In short, Tableau is set up to be a one-stop data prep, processing, and intelligence shop. You don’t need to be a data scientist to benefit from Tableau. This ebook from TechRepublic shows you how to create a simple story using basic tools found in Tableau, as well as other tips and news about this top BI/BA tool.
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