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Exasol and Tableau – maximizing outcomes for data power users

Exasol and Tableau – maximizing outcomes for data power users

We’re confident Exasol is the ultimate BI accelerator, so we’re asking power users to take the 1,2,10x challenge. Get one free year of Exasol if your results don’t measure up. 

At Exasol, we relish the chance to work alongside partners and organizations who care as much as we do about democratizing data and improving access to analytics and BI. Tableau, with its ability to organize and visualize large datasets via interactive dashboards, is one such platform. 

Tableau gives users intuitive access to valuable data insights with its easy-to-use functionality, multiple data source connections and mobile friendly format. As a result, it’s become hugely popular with businesses wanting to unravel large, complex data sets, leading to rapid adoption rates which continue to rise.  

In short, it’s put reams of actionable data into the hands of millions and thousands of organizations who previously didn’t have access to such insights. 

Fixing the plumbing 

Because of its rapid adoption, the Tableau platform now processes truly vast volumes of data. And while the product continues to deliver, the surrounding analytics infrastructure many of its users have in place isn’t always able to keep up with demand.  

Tableau’s power users – businesses with high-volume, highly varied datasets and those with multiple, concurrent users accessing hundreds of dashboards – frequently flag specific performance issues related to the pure amount and nature of the data at play. These include: 

  • Data extract speeds 
    Some organizations’ systems struggle with the volume of data available, slowing down each interaction for users 
  • Data warehouse capacity 
    Many data warehouses are unable to handle the large volumes and speed of ad-hoc analytics, causing further interruptions to the analytics process 

If left unaddressed, such issues not only risk a negative user experience, but every delay or hiccup means that the business will wait longer to receive precious insights and analysis. Tableau’s popularity is due, in part, to users being able to make rapid decisions based on data. So, addressing this is a top priority for many.

With a live connection from Exasol, you’ll run queries at least 10x faster – even on your slowest Tableau dashboard. We’re so confident we can 10x the speed of your database in two weeks or less, that we’ll give you one free year of Exasol if your results don’t measure up.

Take the challenge now!

How Exasol maximizes the Tableau experience  

This is where Exasol can help. Our Loading...Loading...in-memory database can be used in three different ways to improve the power-user experience, helping organizations to benefit from more users, metrics and efficiency in their Tableau usage. 

  • Exasol as an acceleration layer 
    This is the fastest and easiest way to address performance issues, by adding a single node or small cluster of Exasol as an acceleration layer for your existing architecture 
  • Exasol as a high-speed data mart 
    Replacing your own data marts with Exasol enables you to put Loading...data governance at the heart of your architecture as well as achieving faster and smoother performance levels 
  • Exasol as a centralized Data Warehouse 
    When ready, you can migrate all your legacy warehouse systems to the Exasol platform, to access the full range of advanced capabilities, while saving money and reducing complexity 

By layering Exasol’s expertise and capabilities into any of the processes above, we can ease the current infrastructure pressures facing power users and present a faster, more efficient alternative to your existing data capabilities. In fact, we’re willing to bet we can take one of your slowest BI dashboards and in two weeks make it ten times faster. 

We call this the 1,2,10x Challenge. And we’re so confident in making these gains that we’re offering one free year of Exasol’s Loading...in-memory analytics database if we’re unable live up to them. 

So, if faster, more reliable BI that enables business leaders to gain greater access to the insights they need sounds appealing, why not take the challenge?