Tableau Conference 2014 – A Field Report

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I just returned from the annual Tableau Conference 2014 (affectionately referred to as TC14) and I’m data overload! The big event took place Sept. 8-11 in beautiful Seattle and I must confess that the experience really energized me.

Tableau Conference 2014

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FIELD REPORT The 2014 edition of the Tableau Software’s annual conference (TC14) is taking place in Seattle this week, from September 8-12 and insideBIGDATA will be on hand for all the tech festivities. The big event is at the Washington State Convention Center with a sold-out crowd of over 5,500 customers and partners from around the […]

Visualization of the Week: San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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This visualization is especially meaningful to our Southern California readers who may have taken time off of their big data challenges to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. Our friend Kuang Keng Kuek Ser utilized Tableau software to visualize the attendance of this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Click HERE to experiment with the live […]

Tableau 8.2 Brings Data to the Mac and Data Storytelling to Everyone

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.

Visualization of the Week: Measuring the Housing Market

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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 Launches Industry’s First Apache Hadoop Application Gallery

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 and DataSift Partnership Unifies Social and Enterprise Data

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.

Visualization of the Week: MLS 2014 Players Salary

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Here is an intriguing sports visualization from our friend Steven Fenn over at the Stat Hunting blog for the 2014 MLS salaries by player and team.

Data Scientists Losing their Sex Appeal?

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 in the Cloud Continues to Grow

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Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced that more than 1,000 customer accounts are using its cloud-based product, Tableau Online. The milestone comes just nine months after the company announced the hosted version of Tableau Server, making it Tableau’s fastest-growing product.