Tableau is, in many ways, the blue print for visual analytics, with an exceptionally easy to use platform for exploring and visualizing large volumes of data from multiple different sources. Tableau's position on the TrustMap reflects end-user reviews and ratings of Desktop and Server. Tableau Desktop is used to visualize and analyze data, create workbooks, visualizations, dashboards and stories, while Tableau Server allows users to publish workbooks so that they are available in a central location for viewing by others.
The product was designed with business users in mind, and has been remarkably successful at serving that audience. This success has led to more and more requests for more enterprise-level features like data governance, and data preparation. Tableau provides robust governance in the Data Server part of Tableau Server and introduced data preparation capabilities in Tableau desktop version 9. In March 2016, the company acquired the German startup HyPer, which is a database system designed to process streaming operational data. This product will be integrated with the Tableau product side and will fill some of these gaps and also provides support for unstructured big data analysis.
Tableau Desktop is Top Rated in all three company size segments. Tableau Server is Top Rated in the mid-sized company and enterprise segments. TrustRadius is working to gather additional reviews of the Online product.
|Most compared to:||QlikView; TIBCO Spotfire; SAP Business Objects|
|Best fit for:||Tableau is an excellent tool for business analysts allowing them to do discovery and visualization on data from a large number of data sources with ease. However, it requires additional products to help prepare the data for analysis. It is also not designed for enterprise reporting. TrustRadius does not have enough reviews for the Online version, but will endeavor to provide better coverage in the future.|
|Tableau Pros||Tableau Cons|
||Not an enterprise reporting tool
|Data source connectivity
||Limited predictive and statistical capabilities
|Intuitive user interface