Tableau Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Customer Conference with 14,000 Data Enthusiasts

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Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a leading analytics platform, is coming together this week with customers, partners, and data rockstars from around the globe for its 10th annual conference in Las Vegas. More than 14,000 passionate attendees will be on hand as Tableau showcases upcoming innovations to its analytics platform including: Hyper, a new in-memory data engine technology; a new data preparation product codenamed Project Maestro, and a new Extensions API that gives developers more opportunities to enrich Tableau dashboards with 3rd party applications.

It has been incredible to experience the growth of this conference over the past decade, seeing our community come together in the name of data and innovation year after year. In fact, we saw extraordinary things out of our community last week, when they rallied together and created #Data17Donates to help those affected by the recent events in Las Vegas,” said Elissa Fink, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau. “We look forward to finding strength in our engaged and mission-driven community this week.”

Throughout the week, DATA17 will feature more than 300 breakout sessions, 100 hands-on training sessions and inspiring keynotes from Tableau CEO, Adam Selipsky; Co-authors of Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; Co-host and Executive Producer of MythBusters, Adam Savage; and Big Data Expert and Professor, Talithia Williams. The popular Tableau “Devs on Stage” will also return this year, along with Data + Women events and the popular “Tableau Doctor” appointments with Tableau experts. Thousands of attendees will experience the excitement of IronViz, the ultimate battle of Tableau skills, and more than 100 Tableau customers, including Honeywell, AirBnB, Zillow, and more, will share their success stories and analytics wins with attendees.

Heidi Haupt, a Lead Software Developer at Experian, who has been to every Tableau Conference to date says, “It’s hard to believe it was a decade ago that I attended the first Tableau conference; jump forward to today and I’m still hooked. Every year I’ve been excited to see what Tableau would come up with next, and I’ve never been disappointed. Between hands-on sessions, client case studies, Tableau Doctor sessions and even the Iron Viz competitions, everything at the conference helps me become better at Tableau. Just as important, it helps me to more easily teach those back home the skills they need to be successful.”

Tableau will kick off its 10th conference with a keynote showcasing new and upcoming capabilities of the Tableau platform that will help supercharge people everywhere with the power of data to drive better business results.

  • Hyper – Tableau’s new technology for faster extracts now in public beta: Tableau will demonstrate Hyper’s ability to slice and dice half a billion rows of data in sub-seconds. With improved extract creation and query performance, customers can dive into the freshest data, without waiting. Hyper also gives organizations the ability to scale their extracts and their deployments to more users without impacting performance. Customers can experience the power of Hyper today by joining the Tableau 10.5
  • Extensions API: With the new Extensions API, developers can create dashboard extensions that enable customers to integrate and interact with other applications directly in Tableau. This allows customers to access the full functionality of 3rd party applications without ever leaving their dashboard. Wayfair, a Tableau customer along with Partners, Alation, Automated Insights, and Frontline Systems will showcase their extensions on stage during the opening keynote. The API is available as a developer-preview here
  • Tableau on Linux: Also coming in Tableau 10.5, Tableau Server on Linux operating system will combine the benefits of Tableau with the flexibility of an open source operating system (OS).  With this new offering, organizations using a Linux OS can seamlessly optimize and integrate Tableau into their current processes and workflows, and get the most out of their existing IT infrastructure. Tableau Server customers will be able to leverage the stability, security, and flexibility for which Linux is known.
  • Project Maestro: Tableau will demonstrate its innovative data prep product, codename Project Maestro which will be available in public beta this quarter. Project Maestro will help more people quickly and confidently transform their data for analysis in a visual and direct way. Customers can combine and clean their data, operationalize their data flow, and share their work across their organization with the Tableau platform.

During “Devs on Stage”, customers will also see highlights from the recently released Tableau 10.4, which enables self-service analytics at scale by providing customers with a balance of empowerment and governance, while at the same time creating a community where people can work together seamlessly to answer questions of their data. With today’s Tableau 10.5 beta release, Tableau’s pace of innovation continues to provide customers with the most cutting-edge data analytics technology. To stay up-to-date on what’s coming next from Tableau, check out the “Coming Soon” website.

Tableau will dedicate the conference to the victims and their families, first responders, and the heroes that worked tirelessly in the aftermath of the shootings.  During the conference, Tableau will be raising funds for the National Compassion Fund to support the victims and their families.

Tableau invites everyone to participate in its conference via live-streaming by signing up at In addition to live-streaming, people can follow the conference proceedings by following the Twitter hashtag #data17.


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