Tableau Desktop is a comprehensive business intelligence and analytics tool built from the ground up to provide efficient and reliable visualization, analysis, and sharing of large amounts of data. With its visually stunning and interactive interface, Tableau manages to combine the power of robust data discovery algorithms with high-quality images that can enable anyone to quickly gain valuable insights on the go. The developers of this application have worked hard to discover this ability and make users take full advantage of their natural ability to detect visual patterns in a quick and revealing way.
When it comes to data management, Tableau sees no obstacles in any dataset. It can connect to data on your local or network storage, or even extract large amounts of data collected on your favorite cloud platforms and services (like Salesforce or Google Analytics). The application can combine multiple data sets, manage multiple information discovery algorithms, and optimize data sources without the need to write a single line of code.
Once you’ve collected the data, Tableau’s analysis tools will make your results presentable and ready for further manipulation. Users can set their own calculations, drag and drop baselines, review statistical summaries, perform advanced forecasts, spot new trends, identify opportunities, and use the power of Tableau to make data-driven decisions. The application can also handle interactive maps and quick geocoding maps to regions of 50 countries and territories. Your data visualizations can be shared with your coworkers, partners, or organizations with ease, with powerful security options provided by Tableau Server or the Tableau Online service.
In addition to Tableau Desktop, you can also get additional value from several other Tableau applications that extend its capabilities (Tableau Prep, Tableau Creator, and others).
While Tableau Desktop can be purchased with a variety of licenses (for individuals, teams, and organizations), you can also take advantage of the FREE 14-DAY TRIAL.
Installation and use
Tableau Desktop weighs about half a gigabyte, allowing advanced users, students, and analytics enthusiasts to download and install it on their PC quickly and easily. The developers recommend that Tableau Desktop be deployed on PCs with Windows 7 or newer operating system, and have at least a single-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and at least 1.5GB of free storage space. For a comfortable working environment, the developers recommend any of the modern PC configurations (desktop or laptop) that can run Windows 10 comfortably. The application is also available on macOS and can be run from virtualized environments.
In addition to the default English language support, the Tableau Desktop user interface and documentation is also available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.
Features and highlights
- One-stop for business intelligence and accurate analytics.
- Visual exploration of your data insights.
- Real-time quarrying and analysis requiring only drag and drop of formula items.
- Maximize the potential of your data and find information with integrated collaboration and sharing tools.
- Optimize your analytics for a modern mobile-powered world.
- Support for local, network and cloud big data.
- Optimized for Windows 7 and newer.
- Modest hardware requirements.
- Available as a FREE 14-day trial.