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Dynamic workload driven data integration in tableau

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Dynamic workload driven data integration in tableau
Tableau is a commercial business intelligence (BI) software tool that supports interactive, visual analysis of data. Armed with a visual interface to data and a focus on usability, Tableau enables a wide audience of end-users to gain insight into their datasets. The user experience is a fluid process of interaction in which exploring and visualizing data takes just a few simple drag-and-drop operations (no programming or DB experience necessary). In this context of exploratory, ad-hoc visual analysis, we describe a novel approach to integrating large, heterogeneous data sources. We present a new feature in Tableau called data blending, which gives users the ability to create data visualization mashups from structured, heterogeneous data sources dynamically without any upfront integration effort. Users can author visualizations that automatically integrate data from a variety of sources, including data warehouses, data marts, text files, spreadsheets, and data cubes. Because our dat...
Kristi Morton, Ross Bunker, Jock D. Mackinlay, Rob
Added 27 Sep 2012
Updated 27 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where SIGMOD
Authors Kristi Morton, Ross Bunker, Jock D. Mackinlay, Robert Morton, Chris Stolte
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