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Cisco Reinvents its Approach to Data with Tableau Software
Oct 29 14
Tableau Software announced that Cisco has deployed Tableau across multiple business divisions in EMEA, in order to drive efficiency and better inform every part of the business, from senior business planning to in-field sales. Recognising the potential for this data visualisation tool, and with the vision of making data available and understandable to everyone, the EMEA Business Insights team secured senior buy-in to expand the solution and began to implement it more widely. To ensure the data democratisation message was spread throughout the company, a virtual team of analysts and subject matter experts were assembled, covering market, competitive, partner, customer, and business intelligence. Specific areas that were in need of greater insight into business data were the sales and channel organisations. Having established Tableau as a vital source of easily-understood business insight, the Business Insights team launched a mobile BI platform, accessed via mobile devices.
Turner & Townsend Powers Success in Huge Infrastructure Projects Using Tableau Software
Oct 21 14
Tableau Software announced that Turner & Townsend, is powering success in huge infrastructure projects using Tableau. Turner & Townsend is a knowledge business. As a result they need to manage a huge amount of client information that is typically numbers-heavy. As a consultancy the quality of its output is key. Aiming to become analytics pioneers, Chris Gage, Director at Turner & Townsend, investigated the tools available and picked Tableau to take the business to an even higher level. Gage found that Tableau helped him uncover insights through Tableau's analysis that wouldn't have been possible using other techniques, assisting the company in creating timely and easily consumed information. Like in other industries, specialist software is used for operational activities such as the day to day management of a programme. Spreadsheets often act as the glue that binds different operational systems together, particularly when it comes to management reporting. With ballooning data volumes and a new generation of smartphone wielding clients that have come to expect attractive, interactive information on demand, spreadsheets look increasingly anachronistic. Turner & Townsend operate in the capital programmes space and regardless of whether its property, infrastructure or natural resources, everything its clients are delivering has a location. Tableau's mapping function is of particular importance as it enables the company to quickly visualise cost, schedule, risk and other data types geographically. This helps their clients make sense with data much quicker.
Tableau Expands Support for Hadoop Technologies with New Partners
Oct 15 14
Tableau Software announced new direct connection capabilities with IBM's InfoSphere BigInsights. In addition, Tableau also announced that it has beta released a direct connector for both Amazon Elastic MapReduce from Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as Spark SQL and that it has qualified for Databricks ‘Certified on Spark’ program. These developments, combined with Tableau's recent release of a direct connection to MarkLogic's Enterprise NoSQL database platform, continue to strengthen Tableau's leadership in the big data landscape. Tableau Software's work to build direct connectors to Amazon Elastic MapReduce and IBM's InfoSphere BigInsights add to its previous integrations with MapR, Cloudera, Hortonworks (R), and Pivotal as it seeks to provide a wide array of options for customers to unlock the power of their Hadoop deployments: Tableau has released a beta version of a Spark SQL connector, which allows queries to run in-memory on Hadoop clusters up to 100x faster than Hadoop MapReduce; Tableau released a beta of a connector for Amazon Elastic MapReduce service. Users will be able work directly with their AWS hosted and managed Hadoop environments; and Tableau now connects to IBM's InfoSphere BigInsights through the BigSQL technology, giving users the power to do drag-and-drop analytics on IBM's Hadoop offering. In addition, Tableau's direct connector to MarkLogic's Enterprise NoSQL database platform helps those organizations that have chosen to augment their Hadoop deployments with MarkLogic(R) by providing a direct path to the highly indexed un-structured data.
Tableau Software Announces Tableau Drive
Oct 8 14
Tableau Software announced Tableau Drive, a new methodology to support broader adoption of self-service and collaborative analytics. Drive was developed by drawing on best practices of organizations that have seen high rates of self-service analytics adoption. Drive smooths the transition to self-service analytics through a series of programmatic and operational initiatives orchestrated for IT and business in partnership. IT teams focus on foundational enablement including security, data governance and provisioning. Business champions support product training, helpdesk, enrichment, collaboration and a variety of culture-change activities. In such environments, end-users have the tools, training, context, support and confidence they need to create analytics -- independently or in small teams. VMWare's successful deployment was one of the many that informed the development of Drive.
Keyrus Enters into Partnership with Tableau Software
Sep 30 14
Keyrus has announced that it is entering into a partnership with Tableau Software. Tableau Desktop is based on breakthrough technology that lets users drag & drop to analyze data. Users can connect to data in a few clicks, then visualize and create interactive dashboards with a few more.