Tableau 9.3 Brings Faster Data Analysis, Ramps up Cloud Connectivity, Sharing and Collaboration

Tableau 9.3 Brings Faster Data Analysis, Ramps up Cloud Connectivity, Sharing and Collaboration
Newest version includes “always connected” Tableau Desktop, connector for Snowflake Computing, faster ways to prep data, more governance and easier administration


Tableau Software today announced the general availability of Tableau 9.3 with new ways to analyze data and share findings faster. Powerful features include the new ‘always connected’ Tableau Desktop, direct connectivity to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, improved global map coverage, faster ways to prepare data for analysis, more governance features and easier administration.
“With the all-new Tableau 9.3, people will immediately notice how sharing and collaboration have become such central features in the application,” said JY Pook, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Tableau.
“The ‘always connected’ feature means it’s easier to share while staying in the flow of your analysis – this is crucial for our region that is becoming more digitized and ‘smarter’ across the board. We’ve also addressed customer requests to advance our global map coverage and to make data prep easier, as well as made improvements across Tableau that create a more delightful experience for everyone, overall sticking to our philosophy of enabling everyone to easily see and understand their data,” he added. 
Tableau builds connectors to some of the newest and most innovative data products. With Tableau 9.3, people can connect directly to the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, a cloud data warehouse that provides a flexible, inexpensive way to store and manage data. Tableau is one of the first data analytics providers with a direct connection to Snowflake.  Snowflake and Tableau mutual customers have been testing the Tableau 9.3 beta and have found that it gives their analysts a fast, easy solution for exploring data at any scale.
“Giving our Tableau users native connectivity to Snowflake means that they can perform both simple and complex exploration and analysis as fast as they can think of new questions to ask,” said Raphy Mathias, Director of Business Intelligence at Research Now. “Not needing to think about configuring, tuning, and managing a data warehouse means they can focus on using data.”
Global map coverage is significantly improved in Tableau 9.3. New data is being added to Tableau 9.3 Geocoding Database and Tableau Map Service. More than 250,000 new data points include:
·         Post code additions for 39 European countries, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and more
·         India districts
·         USA demographic data layers for 2016
·         USA ZIP Code updates for 2016
·         Post code updates to UK, France and Germany

Other new features and enhancements in Tableau 9.3 include:
·         Ensure Tableau Server availability and optimize performance with new Server monitoring and configuration features
·         Union: For Excel and text-based data sources, people can now easily combine tables of data by appending values (rows) from one table to another
·         Find the right content more quickly now that content analytics and enhanced search capabilities are available in Tableau Server and Tableau Online
·         Use version control to restore previous versions of a published workbook
Dr. Koh Noi Sian, Lecturer at the School of Information Technology at Nanyang Polytechnic, commented: “Increasingly, our students are getting more confident and skilled in data analytics, and this is mostly because Tableau Desktop has been so easy for them to use! With these new features and enhancements, such as the new ‘always connected’ Tableau Desktop and improved global map coverage, I believe that data analytics will be even faster and more fun for our students as we bring analytics into our classrooms.”
Learn more about Tableau 9.3 at http://www.tableau.com/new-features/9.3

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