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Tableau is a powerful and fastest growing data visualization tool used in the Business Intelligence Industry. It helps in simplifying raw data into the very easily understandable format. Data analysis is very fast with Tableau and the visualizations created are in the form of dashboards and worksheets.
The best feature Tableau are
- Data Blending
- Real time analysis
- Collaboration of data
Table of Content
- Data Analytics in Tableau
- How tableau work
- About Tableau
- Product of Tableau
- Google Trend Analysis of Tableau vs Power BI
- Learning resources & Certification Information
- Sample Dashboard
Data Analytics in Tableau
For clear understanding, data analytics in tableau can be classified into two section
- Developer Tools: The Tableau tools that are used for development such as the creation of dashboards, charts, report generation, visualization fall into this category. The Tableau products, under this category, are the Tableau Desktop and the Tableau Public.
- Sharing Tools: As the name suggests, the purpose of the tool is sharing the visualizations, reports, dashboards that were created using the developer tools. Products that fall into this category are Tableau Online, Server, and Reader.
How does Tableau work?
Tableau connects and extracts the data stored in various places. It can pull data from any platform imaginable. A simple database such as an excel, pdf, to a complex database like Oracle, a database in the cloud such as Amazon webs services, Microsoft Azure SQL database, Google Cloud SQL and various other data sources can be extracted by Tableau.
When Tableau is launched, ready data connectors are available which allows you to connect to any database. Depending on the version of Tableau that you have purchased the number of data connectors supported by Tableau will vary.
The pulled data can be either connected live or extracted to the Tableau’s data engine, Tableau Desktop. This is where the Data analyst, data engineer work with the data that was pulled up and develop visualizations. The created dashboards are shared with the users as a static file. The users who receive the dashboards views the file using Tableau Reader.
The data from the Tableau Desktop can be published to the Tableau server. This is an enterprise platform where collaboration, distribution, governance, security model, automation features are supported. With the Tableau server, the end users have a better experience in accessing the files from all locations be it a desktop, mobile or email.
Tableau Software is an American interactive data visualization software company founded in January 2003 by Christian Chabot, Pat Hanrahan and Chris Stolte, in Mountain View, California. The company is currently headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States focused on business intelligence.
Products of Tableau
Google Trend Analysis of Tableau vs Power BI
Learning Resources & Certification Information
Tableau Desktop Exams
Desktop Certified Associate
Desktop Certified Professional
Tableau Server Exams
Server Certified Associate
Server Certified Professional
Certification Detail link
Free Tableau Certification Exam Practice Test link:
Try tableau for Free: https://www.tableau.com/products/trial