Tableau Website: http://www.tableau.com/
Tableau was founded by Christian Chabot, Chris Stolte and Pat Hanrahan. These three Stanford grads set out to “help people see and understand their data”, which is exactly what they’ve done.
For the past twelve years, the company has been “transforming the way people use data to solve problems”. Tableau has grown to 39,000 customers in 150 countries, and is considered one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world.
Tableau is an analytics platform, designed for organizations. It helps businesses visualize their data through colors and patterns.
It is a user-friendly solution that allows you to drag and drop various filters to manipulate and visualize your data. You can connect to all your data, whether via spreadsheet, SQL database, Hadoop, the cloud, or other. By connecting to your data, the software helps you see new trends, identify opportunities, and even tell informational stories through interactive presentations.
It offers desktop, server, online (cloud), mobile app, public, and reader versions of their software. While the desktop version allows you to control your own data, the server version allows you to share data models with your whole team. The online hosted version functions similarly, allowing you to share data models with anyone – colleagues, partners or customers. The mobile app allows you to access your data on the go, while the reader version allows you to share data models without granting users the power to edit.
Tableau’s desktop software is priced for personal or professional use, while the server and online versions are priced on a per user basis. It is ideal for agencies and organizations that want to visualize their metrics and bring their data to life.