Tableau Software Puts Art into Analytics

Caleb Garling writes that Tableau Software is a new startup that takes a visual approach to enterprise analytics.

Tableau offers analytics tools designed to provide financial and other data to the non-techie types within the enterprise. And on Wednesday, in another echo of Tidemark, the company released a new analytics tool built atop Hadoop, the open source number-crunching platform.

Pat Hanrahan, the company’s chief technology officer once worked under Steve Jobs, and he says that working with the late visionary instilled an appreciation for the elegant — and its importance to software design.

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