Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 8.2, an update that brings Tableau to Mac users around the world and adds a feature to help people tell stories with their data. With Tableau 8.2, Mac users will have a fully-featured analytics application that lets them ask questions of their data. Story Points will allow everyone to create interactive, data-driven stories that they can share with their organizations, networks and the world.
Freddie Mac created an intriguing visualization on its inaugural Multi-Indicator Market Index. Below is a sample visualization using Tableau. To use the interactive visualization, click HERE. Use the maps to select a state and explore the data on a national, state and metro level. Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.
MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache Hadoop, today launched at Hadoop Summit the industry’s first Hadoop application gallery. Launching with solutions from a wide range of Hadoop ecosystem partners, the MapR App Gallery is designed to help customers derive greater business value from big data as they scale-out their enterprise data architectures.
Alteryx, Inc., a leader in data blending and advanced analytics, and DataSift, a leading enterprise social data platform, has announced a global partnership to provide an intuitive way for the millions of analysts in departments such as marketing, merchandising and supply chain to blend social data with other data sources for advanced analytics that deliver deeper business insights.
At year end 2013, a probing article appeared in CMS Wire, “The End of Data Scientists and Other Predictions.” I remember reading it at the time and thinking to myself, “Oh well, I better fire up a screenplay template in Word like everyone else here in LA and start typing because I’ll be out of work soon.”
“Tableau Desktop is based on breakthrough technology from Stanford University that lets you drag & drop to analyze data. You can connect to data in a few clicks, then visualize and create interactive dashboards with a few more. We’ve done years of research to build a system that supports people’s natural ability to think visually. Shift fluidly between views, following your natural train of thought. You’re not stuck in wizards or bogged down writing scripts. You just create beautiful, rich data visualizations.”