What is Tableau?
Well-known as the industry standard for creating all kinds of charts, Tableau is a fully featured software that allows you to create complex data visualizations: from maps, charts, graphs, and other colorful representations of data that are informative and aesthetically pleasing. Tableau is a powerful tool, giving you full control of the look and feel of your visualizations, and compile your charts in the form of stories and dashboards.
Tableau Public is a powerful software offering a great set of tools to analyze, manipulate, sort and even filter your data, allowing you to create a wide variety of visualization. All these tools will allow you to fully explore your data and create visuals and dashboards that make it easy to see the story that is missed by lengthy spreadsheets and reports.
Although complex in the possibilities Tableau offers, Tableau Public doesn’t require special skills or training in data analysis. However, familiarity with data and the ability to understand how a dataset is constructed is recommended to make full use of the software.
Tableau is not industry-specific and has over 50,000 customers around the world in a variety of industries including finance, education, and healthcare. It is well suited for teams working on financial data, as well as government and non-government related data.
What is Data Visualization?
Data visualization is the art and science of creating illustrations, infographics, charts, tables, and maps with data. Although Data Visualization has been around for centuries, the complexity of data these days and need to continuously understand the data we gather has led to the development of many tools, with Tableau leading the way. While Google Analytics, for instance, is specifically used for web traffic data, Tableau is not industry-specific, it’s abilities to manipulate data to create Data Visualizations are quite powerful and meet the needs of most users.