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Tableau 2020.4 Features New Browser-Based Data Preparation

Tableau 2020.4 Features New Browser-Based Data Preparation
Tableau 2020.4 Features New Browser-Based Data Preparation

Source: Tableau Software

Tableau Software recently announced the release and availability of Tableau 2020.4, the latest version of its flagship data analytics and business intelligence platform. The release is highlighted by simplified enterprise-wide data preparation and analysis. Tableau does this by bringing the full suite of Tableau Prep capabilities to the browser on Tableau Server and Tableau Online. Users can now build and edit their data flows directly on their web browser. The update also gives users the ability to add unlimited spatial layers to maps, a Resource Monitoring Tool now available on Linux, and additional native data connectors.

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One of four major players in enterprise BI and analytics, Tableau offers an expansive visual platform. Its analytic software portfolio is available through three main channels: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, and Tableau Online. Tableau connects to hundreds of data sources and is available on-prem or in the cloud. The vendor also offers embedded analytics capabilities, and users can visualize and share data with Tableau Public.

Tableau 2020.4 lets users add unlimited marks layers in a single data source to their visualizations, combining multiple spatial layers and context for a deeper understanding and analysis. Tableau can now also connect directly to spatial data tables in Amazon Redshift, prepare spatial data in Tableau Prep, and create maps while offline with Tableau Server. The release features predictive modeling improvements as well via the addition of regularized linear regression and Gaussian process regression. Finally, Tableau has updated the Salesforce Connector API and added one for Datorama.

In a media statement about the release, Tableau Chief Product Officer Francois Ajenstat said “Tableau Prep has taken the tedious task of data preparation and made it accessible to anyone by making it easy, visual, and direct. Now anyone can access, build, and edit their data flows directly in the browser from anywhere, putting full data preparation capabilities in the hands of anyone in the organization.”

Learn more about all the new features in Tableau 2020.4.

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