Tableau Software Unveils Tableau 4.0

Published: 22 July, 2008
Today at its first ever Customer Conference, Tableau Software, the global leader in fast analytics and visualization software, announced the upcoming availability of Tableau 4.0. The release includes updates to both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server, which together combine powerful visual analysis capabilities with the ability to easily share data findings throughout an organization. Tableau 4.0 includes one-click analytical map creation, usability enhancements and capabilities to embed and share live Tableau views with other applications such as Web applications, intranets and documents. Tableau 4.0 will be available as a free trial download from Tableau's Web site on August 7.

During Tableau's sold-out first-ever Customer Conference at Seattle's Edgewater Hotel on July 20-22, nearly 200 of Tableau's customers will preview and interact with Tableau 4.0. Tableau's award-winning visual analysis software connects directly to a wide assortment of data sources, allowing people to express data relationships through easy-to-understand visualizations.

In keeping with Tableau's tradition of making business intelligence software accessible to anyone who needs to make decisions with data, this release focuses on making data discovery even easier with the following enhancements.

Mapping: Tableau 4.0 takes visualization a step further by marrying data and maps in a new, easy-to-use way, allowing people to answer "where?" questions easily and directly.

Usability: Tableau Software 4.0 makes the data discovery and exploration process even easier and more intuitive for users.

Sharing/Embedding: Tableau 4.0 puts data where people most need it and are most likely to use it. It also allows users to share information in the way that makes the most sense for them. Visualizations can be embedded in Web applications, portals and Web sites, and conversely, Web applications can also be embedded into Tableau.

"With our sold-out Customer Conference and the release of Tableau 4.0, it's a very exciting time for us," said Christian Chabot, CEO of Tableau Software. "We are continuously innovating to meet the data visualization needs of our customers, and this latest release reflects not only our hard work but their insights and input. It's really gratifying to celebrate our latest release together with so many of our loyal customers."