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Tableau Launches Hyper – New Data Engine Technology Delivering Unprecedented Analytical Performance
SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Tableau 10.5 with Hyper will provide customers up to 5X faster query speed 
and 3X faster extract creation speed, in addition to Tableau Server on Linux, 
embedded tooltip visualizations, and additional governance control

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the leader in visual analytics, today announced 
the roll out of Hyper, the new data engine technology included within Tableau 
10.5. With Hyper's ability to slice and dice massive volumes of data in 
seconds, customers will see up to 5X faster query speed and up to 3X faster 
extract creation speed* This will allow faster insights for even larger data 
sets, giving organizations the ability to scale their analysis to more people. 
Also included in the release is Tableau Server on Linux and the ability to 
embed multiple visualizations in a single view with Viz in Tooltip. Hyper, 
along with the rest of Tableau 10.5 capabilities, including drag-and-drop power 
trend lines, a new Box connector, and Tableau Mobile updates, will be available 
to all customers in all products this week.  To learn more, visit 
www.tableau.com/new-features.

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"With Hyper data engine technology powering the entire Tableau platform, 
customers will take their analytics performance to the next level. Hyper's 
state of the art in-memory technology makes fast, easy visual analytics a 
reality for all customers," said Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at 
Tableau. "We're incredibly proud of the work the Tableau team has done to 
deliver this game-changing data engine technology, embed it into the heart of 
Tableau's product, and most importantly, make it a seamless upgrade for our 
customers. Hyper brings increased performance and scalability to analysis, 
making data more useful at all levels in more organizations than ever before."

Hyper
Hyper is Tableau's new in-memory data engine technology, designed for fast data 
ingest and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets. With 
enhanced extract creation and refresh performance, and support for even larger 
datasets, customers can choose to extract their data based on the needs of the 
business, without concern for scheduling limitations. Furthermore, to keep 
customers in the flow of their analysis, Hyper can complete queries on large 
data sets in seconds.  With fast query performance, complex dashboards open 
faster, filters are snappier, and adding new fields to visualizations is almost 
instantaneous. Originally incubated at the renowned Technical University of 
Munich (TUM) in Germany, Tableau acquired the commercial spin off and 
integrated the technology into the product in fewer than 18 months.

Hyper also helps customers scale their extracts for broad usage by leveraging 
the latest multi-core processor advancements and employing novel workload 
parallelization techniques. Hyper's patent-pending technology is a fast 
in-memory system designed for transactional and analytical workloads without 
compromising performance. By leveraging cutting edge query optimization 
techniques and a single columnar storage state for all workloads, Hyper will 
help bring customers closer to their data. 

"In our business, fast paced questions need even faster answers.  From our beta 
testing thus far, it's clear that on complex data sets, Hyper can take our 
data-driven decision making to the next level," said Rory Abbazio, Director, IT 
Data Analytics at National Grid. "To that end, Hyper has the potential to be a 
strategic game changer for us. In addition to substantially improving the 
performance of our visualizations we see an opportunity to reduce 
infrastructure costs by leveraging the Tableau Data Engine exclusively."

Hyper has gone through extensive customer and internal validation including a 
seven-month pre-release program and nightly performance testing with 62,000 
workbooks.  Upgrading to Hyper is seamless; customers can simply upgrade to 
Tableau 10.5 and no data migration is needed.

With Hyper, Tableau continues to give customers choice and flexibility in their 
data analysis, as they can choose how they want to connect to their data. 
Customers can leverage Tableau's hybrid architecture with live and extract 
options, as well as its portfolio of more than 65 connectors to more than 75 
data sources.

Tableau Server on Linux
Tableau 10.5 also introduces Tableau Server on Linux, enabling customers to 
combine Tableau's analytics platform with Linux's enterprise capabilities. With 
identical end user functionality to Tableau on Windows, customers already using 
Linux in their IT environments can quickly and seamlessly integrate Tableau 
Server into their processes and workflows. With this new deployment option, 
customers who prefer Linux no longer need to maintain both Windows and Linux 
environments to support Tableau. Additionally, for customers who wish to run 
Tableau in the public cloud, Tableau Server on Linux is a compelling solution. 
While the cost of Tableau Server is the same on either platform, deploying to 
the public cloud on a Linux server is an extremely cost-effective deployment 
option.

Tableau Server on Linux has been built from the ground up for easy deployment 
and management and includes support for CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise 
Linux, and Oracle Linux distributions. IT teams can also control user 
authentication through LDAP, Active Directory, or local authentication. Making 
the migration to Tableau Server on Linux is simple via a backup and restore.

Senior Consultant at Teknion Data Solutions, Bridget Cogley, recently shared 
her enthusiasm for Tableau Server on Linux: "I'm excited about the availability 
of Tableau Server on Linux for a couple of reasons.  First, you're lowering the 
overall cost of ownership. Second, it creates openings for a developer 
population that often seeks greater control and security and truly makes 
Tableau Server platform agnostic."

Viz in Tooltip
Tableau continues to invest in new ways to visualize and interact with data. 
With Viz in Tooltip, customers can engage with their data at a deeper level and 
maximize dashboard real estate by embedding contextual visualizations inside 
the tooltip, without writing a single line of code - an industry first. With 
this approach, a customer can hover over a mark to display details-on-demand 
while staying in context of the original view.

This new addition also allows Tableau customers to streamline their dashboards 
and stories, seeing new insights within context, while also saving space and 
keeping designs clean by adding supplemental data into the tooltip. People will 
be able to tell two stories at once, with a tooltip enriching the dashboard 
with supporting data. Making Tableau dashboards even more interactive, new 
tooltips encourage curiosity and exploration from viewers, inviting people to 
learn more about the data in an engaged manner.

"Viz in Tooltips is a gamer changer for on-the-fly analytics," said Andy 
Kriebel, Head Coach at The Information Lab Data School.  "Instead of having to 
switch between views, the insights will be just a hover away. Bringing the 
insights into the flow of analysis will make decision making even faster!" 

Expanded governance and content control
Tableau 10.5 also includes nested projects, giving customers more fine-tuned 
control over content organization and permissions. This makes it easier to 
organize workbooks, so everyone in an organization can find what they are 
looking for. Folder permissions can also be customized at each project level, 
or with a top down permissioning structure.

Learn more about Tableau 10.5 by visiting www.tableau.com/new-features.

*Performance compared between Hyper and Tableau Data Engine using a mix of 
scenarios designed to reflect common customer uses cases. Customer results will 
vary.

About Tableau Software
Tableau (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data and explore with 
limitless visual analytics. Customers can build dashboards and perform ad hoc 
analyses in just a few clicks. They can share their work with anyone and make 
an impact on their business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups 
and small businesses, more than 65,000 customer accounts around the world use 
Tableau to turn data into actionable insights, and more than 300,000 people use 
Tableau Public to share public data in their blogs and websites. See how 
Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableau.com/trial.

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