Data Analytics using Tableau

Though we discussed extensively about SAP Business Objects w.r.t business intelligence tools, I could not get a chance to write about Tableau visualizations till now. Not a great thing considering that my experiments with Tableau started way back in 2012 with Tableau version 7.0 (it wasn’t as popular as today, but it was clearly emerging as a leader). Tableau is one of the best visualizations tool that I have experienced and you can’t stop admiring its performance (thanks to in-memory processing of data), interactivity and analytics options (trends and forecasts).

Starting with a few visualizations from my PC. We will explore specific features and steps in later blogs.

Lets analyze data of a company (data source: Local SQL Server database). As you see the sales and profits are declining. I have added a trend line for its sales. This shows a consistent fall and its time for the company to do something serious to revive the business, isn’t it?

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Sometimes a different visualization is what the need of the hour to convey the same data. How about a packed bubble visualization with the sizes corresponding to Yearly sales. Note that the data is categorized further by Divisions (company locations)

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And my favorite Geo Maps

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We will dig into its analytic features and Tableau Online in the upcoming posts.

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  1. Pingback: Data Analytics using Tableau – Trends & Trend Lines | MSBLOGS | Biju Paulose

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