Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tableau Reveals New Platform Innovations - Extensions API, Hyper Data Engine Technology, and Project Maestro

Tableau Software, the world’s leading analytics platform, recently welcomed customers, partners, and data rockstars from around the globe for its 10th annual conference in Las Vegas. More than 14,000 passionate attendees were on hand as Tableau showcased upcoming innovations to its analytics platform including: Hyper, a new in-memory data engine technology; a new data preparation product codenamed Project Maestro, and a new Extensions API that gives developers more opportunities to enrich Tableau dashboards with 3rd party applications.

The week-long event featured more than 300 breakout sessions, 100 hands-on training programs, inspiring keynotes and more than 100 Tableau customer presentations from global leaders like Honeywell, AirBnB and Visa.

Tableau’s 10th conference began with a keynote showcasing new and upcoming capabilities of the Tableau platform that will help supercharge people everywhere with the power of data to drive better business results.

·         Hyper - Tableau’s new technology for faster extracts now in public beta: Tableau will demonstrate Hyper’s ability to slice and dice half a billion rows of data in sub-seconds. With improved extract creation and query performance, customers can dive into the freshest data, without waiting. Hyper also gives organizations the ability to scale their extracts and their deployments to more users without impacting performance. Customers can experience the power of Hyper today by joining the Tableau 10.5 beta.

·         Extensions API: With the new Extensions API, developers can create dashboard extensions that enable customers to integrate and interact with other applications directly in Tableau. This allows customers to access the full functionality of 3rd party applications without ever leaving their dashboard. Wayfair, a Tableau customer along with Partners, Alation, Automated Insights, and Frontline Systems will showcase their extensions on stage during the opening keynote. The API is available today as a developer-preview.

·         Tableau on Linux: Also coming in Tableau 10.5, Tableau Server on Linux operating system will combine the benefits of Tableau with the flexibility of an open source operating system (OS).  With this new offering, organizations using a Linux OS can seamlessly optimize and integrate Tableau into their current processes and workflows, and get the most out of their existing IT infrastructure. Tableau Server customers will be able to leverage the stability, security, and flexibility for which Linux is known.

·         Project Maestro: Tableau also demonstrated its innovative data prep product, codename Project Maestro which will be available in public beta this quarter. Project Maestro will help more people quickly and confidently transform their data for analysis in a visual and direct way. Customers can combine and clean their data, operationalize their data flow, and share their work across their organization with the Tableau platform.

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