Tableau Launches “Tableau Online” Business Intelligence in the Cloud

Tableau Software has announced the general availability of Tableau Online, a SaaS or hosted version of Tableau Server with the goal of making analytics easier. With Tableau Online, users can share, author and edit dashboards and reports with their company, customers and partners without requiring IT support or specially trained programmers.

"Tableau Online will allow people to get their analytics up and running in minutes and add users in a few clicks," said Chris Stolte, chief development officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. "It's completely scalable and secure and requires no infrastructure. It's the fastest way to get everyone in your company using powerful analytics to make better decisions today."

Tableau Online has no minimum number of users and can scale as a company grows. At any point, a company can migrate to Tableau Server to manage it in-house.  In addition to connecting live to partner cloud solutions such as, Google Analytics, Google BigQuery and Amazon Redshift, Tableau Online already integrates with several other Tableau partners.

According to Tableau, Alteryx for Visual Analytics delivers a single platform that business analysts can use to blend any source, perform predictive analytics and deliver data natively to Tableau Online. SnapLogic's elastic integration platform-as-a-service, Snap for Tableau, enables customers to easily integrate data from more than 150 sources, both on-premise and the cloud, into Tableau Online to facilitate high performance analysis of business relevant data.

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