Visual Analytics

What good is data if you can’t see it, can’t identify patterns, trends, outliers and changes over time?

Enhance and maximize your data analysis capabilities by using visual analytics, powered by Exasol.

In today’s Information Age, data is gathered at an increasingly faster rate and can, at times, overwhelm our ability to analyze it. Visual analytics makes data visible. Exploring your data in a visual way through charts helps you identify patterns, trends and outliers more easily than looking at a large table of numbers.

While traditional approaches to data analysis relied heavily on spreadsheets, macros and static charts, modern analytical tools enable users to explore their data interactively and with advanced visualization capabilities. Organizations of all sizes and from all industries are embracing this new approach to data analysis in an effort to become truly data-driven.

Exasol’s visual analytics hub gives you, ideas, and examples, interactive live demos, access to hosted data sets, and extensive written, video and audio content to help you with your data analysis challenges. Whether you want to address storage issues or performance problems, educate your users or inspire them to break out of their comfort zone, you will find resources here to help you make the most of your data as well as the talent and skill in your organization.


Public hosted data sets for analysis in Exasol and visualizations created by our experts and the community.

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Exasol for you

Solution brochures and use cases to understand how Exasol can transform analytics in your organisation.

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Makeover Monday

The popular social data project that helps you improve your analysis and visualization skills.

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Meet us at an event near you! Upcoming conferences, user groups and meetups across the world.

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Whitepapers, webinars, blogs, and best practices when using Exasol to support visual analytics.

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Join the conversation on our social channels or contact us if you have any questions.

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DataViz is your home for large, public data sets, hosted by Exasol. Hundreds of millions of records from Chicago Taxis to Ozone Data to the Zillow Home Value Index: there are insights and stories just waiting to be uncovered.

We host the data and you can use it to work with massive data sets powered by our database so nothing gets in the way and you can focus on the emerging stories.

Makeover Monday

Improving the way we visualize and analyze data – one chart at a time

#MakeoverMonday offers inspiration and a giant dose of perspective for those who communicate data. Originally a small project in the data visualization community, #MakeoverMonday features a weekly chart or graph and a dataset that community members reimagine in order to make it more effective.

The results have been astounding; hundreds of people have contributed thousands of makeovers, perfectly illustrating the highly variable nature of data visualization. Different takes on the same data show a wide variation of theme, focus, content, and design, with side-by-side comparisons throwing more- and less-effective techniques into sharp relief.

Makeover Monday, the social data project, is run by Exasol’s Head of BI and Tableau Zen Master, Eva Murray, and the Data School’s Head Coach and Tableau Zen Master, Andy Kriebel.  Exasol with its hosted public data sets has featured a number of times as a data source, to give participants the opportunity to  work with very large datasets and a live connection in the visualization tool of their choice.

Andy Kriebel

Eva Murray

If you are interested in improving your analysis and visualization skills with fresh weekly data sets and want to learn from an enthusiastic community of data people, you can find all the information at

If you want to join the other participants and build visualizations on top of Exasol, it’s easy to get started with our public hosted data sets.

Exasol For You

Gain a better understanding of how Exasol can transform and enhance your organization’s analytical capabilities with our library of resources ranging from customer success stories to technical content and best practice recommendations.

Case Studies

Explore the stories of customers who successfully transformed the way their data analytics with Exasol to achieve tangible results that improved their business.

Piedmont Healthcare

Fast data analytics that fights infections – using Exasol to analyze, visualize and make sense of 555bn data points fast.

Saving lives and curbing illness rates – Piedmont Healthcare, health provider and manager of 8 hospitals in the Atlanta metro area, analyzes its own data as well as information from some 30 public data sources in order to localize and minimize infection rates.

Atheon Analytics:

Unlocking the full potential of data for CPGs and retailers
Atheon Analytics has billions of rows of data under management and provides both a consulting arm for CPGs and a SaaS flow-of-goods tracker. The company chose Exasol and Tableau to power its offering.

Kreditech: A technology platform that enables banking based on algorithms and big data scoring

Kreditech offers tailor-made financial products and services to consumers who do not have a credit score. To enable a fast decision-making process based on an applicant’s behavior online, Kreditech has built its innovative solution using Exasol and Tableau Software.

Solution Brochures & White Papers

Discover how Exasol’s technology changes the way people interact with data sets, delivers a platform for big data analytics.


See the of Exasol in these webinars featuring live demos presented by partners and customers.

Turning Big Data into insights

Join Andy Kriebel as he provides you with a step-by-step approach to analyzing big data. Andy will interrogate 724 million UK prescriptions in Exasol to identify insights and show you how to focus the analysis to tell a compelling story. Sign up and get answers to your questions during this webinar and learn how you can use publicly hosted data sets for your own analyses.

Visualizing Big Data

Learn about analyzing and visualizing big data in Tableau. Hear tips & tricks, see examples and ask your burning questions during this live webinar. We will give you a live demo on how to connect Tableau to Exasol’s dataviz environment where you can explore large public datasets.

Success Story: Exasol helps Piedmont Healthcare’s Infection Control

Piedmont is a not-for-profit healthcare provider consisting of 8 hospitals and 1674 beds based around the Atlanta Metro area.
In 2016 alone they served over 2 million patients, with plans to increase its footprint further in 2018 with the addition of 3 more hospitals to the network.

Piedmont Healthcare

Presentation of Mark Jackson, Director of BI at Piedmont Healthcare: “Analyzing and visualizing 40 billion data points: How Piedmont Healthcare implemented EXASOL to scale Tableau and deliver granular insights to front-line staff

Articles on Data Visualization

Read more on how data analysis and visualization is crucial for the success of data-driven organizations across industries and locations who want to truly understand their customers, processes, suppliers and product lifecycle.

Making predictive analytics predictively valuable 

As Exasol and Tableau come together at the Tableau Conference Europe, Carsten Weidmann, Technical Alliance Manager at Exasol, looks at why harnessing predictive analytics is pivotal to unlocking the underlying value of modern business. The most successful...

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Taking a deeper dive into your data for better insights

As Exasol heads to the Tableau Conference Europe, Carsten Weidman, Technical Alliance Manager, looks at the importance of granular data analytics Businesses run on data, they always have. Whether it is sales, marketing, accounting or manufacturing – the data all...

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The Easy Way To Make Sense Of Big Data

There is no denying that we’re in the midst of the age of big data. It’s impossible to ignore the fact that data volumes are growing rapidly into volumes many of us struggle to comprehend. Big data has arrived, and it’s only going to get bigger as organizations...

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Let them have ALL the data

Last week Exasol joined forces with the Tableau community as part of the weekly Makeover Monday social data project run by Andy Kriebel, Tableau Zen Master and Head Coach at The Data School and Eva Murray, Exasol’s very own Tableau Evangelist. The project...

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With TC16 everything’s bigger in Texas

But things are getting faster and smarter too! A year has passed since we travelled to Las Vegas to spend a week with 11,000 data rock stars at Tableau’s 2015 customer conference. In the past 12 months we have introduced version 6 of the Exasol analytics...

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Having your cake and EATing it

Normally the English idiomatic proverb is meant to symbolize the complete opposite: when you say that someone cannot have their cake and eat it, you tend to mean that you cannot have it both ways; you cannot have two things that oppose one another at the same time....

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Exasol goes to (The Data) School

Finding talent in the BI market is not an easy task, as many organizations in the industry can confirm. Finding talent in the BI market is not easy – this is especially true if you’re looking for consultants who combine their technical skills with excellent...

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Upcoming events

Don’t miss out on the chance to meet with our visual analytics experts! Have a look at our upcoming conferences, user groups and meetups located across the world.

Dutch Tableau User Group, 20 September, Amsterdam

Eva Murray, Exasol’s head of BI and Tableau Zen Master will be in Amsterdam at the Dutch TUG to present on how to build your personal brand in the Tableau community and how to keep evolving your skills with data and visual analytics.

Tableau Conference: 22-25 October, New Orleans

The Exasol team will be at the Tableau Conference again this year – we wouldn’t miss it! TC18 promises to be bigger and better with an exciting diversity of customers, partners and users attending, as well as an agenda packed with great content and inspiring, thought-provoking keynote speakers. We’re delighted to meet you at the event in New Orleans between 22 to 25 October. Talk to us to find out how Exasol can address your data challenges.

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