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Score 9 out of 10
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Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.

Tableau Desktop Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
84%
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports (135)
81%
8.1
Customizable dashboards (158)
87%
8.7
Report Formatting Templates (137)
83%
8.3
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
81%
8.1
Drill-down analysis (153)
82%
8.2
Formatting capabilities (155)
83%
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages (115)
74%
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration (150)
85%
8.5
Report Output and Scheduling (5)
83%
8.3
Publish to Web (142)
87%
8.7
Publish to PDF (143)
87%
8.7
Report Versioning (107)
81%
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling (115)
83%
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers (66)
79%
7.9
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
85%
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (146)
89%
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (142)
90%
9.0
Predictive Analytics (119)
78%
7.8
Access Control and Security (4)
85%
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login) (130)
85%
8.5
Role-Based Security Model (111)
83%
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (122)
87%
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO) (70)
85%
8.5
Mobile Capabilities (4)
80%
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (117)
80%
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application (86)
80%
8.0
Dedicated Android Application (76)
81%
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (110)
81%
8.1
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding (6)
81%
8.1
REST API (52)
82%
8.2
Javascript API (46)
81%
8.1
iFrames (46)
82%
8.2
Java API (42)
79%
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI) (47)
81%
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (41)
83%
8.3

What is Tableau Desktop?

Tableau Desktop aims to allow people to make data-driven decisions with confidence, by helping them answer questions more quickly, solve harder problems more easily, and uncover new insights more frequently.

The vendor says that with a couple of clicks, Tableau Desktop connects directly to hundreds of data sources, both on-premises or in the cloud, with the goal of making it easier to start analysis. Interactive dashboards, drag and drop functionality, and natural language queries help users of all skill levels quickly discover actionable insights, all from an intuitive and visual interface. Users can ask deeper questions by quickly building powerful calculations, adding trend lines and seeing statistical summaries, or clustering data to see relationships.

Tableau's goal is to help people and organizations become more data-driven. With an integrated platform that is strives to be easy to start and scale, Tableau aims to support the entire analytics journey, from data preparation, to deep analysis, to the shared insights that drive the business forward.


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Tableau Desktop Pricing

Starting Price: $70

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On-premise Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Tableau Creator$70.00Per User / Per Month

Tableau Desktop Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tableau Desktop?

Tableau Desktop is a data visualization product from Tableau. It connects to a variety of data sources for combining disparate data sources without coding. It provides tools for discovering patterns and insights, data calculations, forecasts, and statistical summaries and visual storytelling.

How much does Tableau Desktop cost?

Tableau Desktop starts at $70.

What is Tableau Desktop's best feature?

Reviewers rate Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Tableau Desktop?

The most common users of Tableau Desktop are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.