Tableau Conference 2022 Day 1: The Buzz from the Desert

“Today, nearly 70% of new Tableau customers start their analytics journey in the cloud for the scale, speed, customization, and connectivity the cloud offers.” – TC22

The lyrics of the classic tune “A Horse with No Name” contain references to buzz, heat, and “air full of sound.” In this week, there has been a lot of buzz in the desert, but it’s coming from partners and attendees at the 2022 Tableau Conference. The biggest story might be that the Tableau Online has been relaunched at Tableau Cloud, and described as “the fastest way for customers to get the full value of Tableau at enterprise scale.” The list of new features is extensive, with the details already available on their site, but some of the highlights of the Tableau Cloud announcement include:

  • The availability of over 100 Tableau Accelerators (ready-to-use, fully customizable templates)
  • The ability to publicly share dashboards with non-licenses Tableau users
  • Tableau Advanced Management, which enables administrators to leverage these highly configurable capabilities to boost security, simplify management, and scale analytics across the enterprise

Our SpringML experts are also weighing in on some of the sounds coming from the halls at Mandalay Bay. An afternoon session was led by Dr. Hannah Fry, a mathematician and BBC television host who has written extensively on patterns of human behavior. Ian Hagerman, a SpringML analytics practice manager who also spoke at the conference, had his takeaways:

  • If you have the right data, it doesn’t take much data to make accurate conclusions
  • If you have the wrong data, it doesn’t matter how much data you have, you won’t make accurate conclusions
  • The difference between data-informed and data-driven is that when you’re data-informed, you understand you can neither know nor measure every important thing about a decision

Additionally, SpringML’s senior consultant Jessica Reason identified the value of some key product feature updates:

“This morning’s keynote mentioned two areas that stood out for me:

  1. Business science, specifically the continued development with Einstein
  2. Improvements to the Web Connector capabilities. Data access continues to be a challenge for many teams, and this improvement could significantly reduce the time/resources to deliver insights in the future

After utilizing Tableau for more than10 years, I continue to raise my bar of expectations with Tableau’s feature enhancements each year. With a growing field of BI options, not to mention improved capabilities within most reporting platforms, it is interesting to see where Tableau is doubling down on product improvements (and the continued integration with Salesforce products).

Data accessibility and continued improvements on predictive insights are two areas that I am thrilled to see Tableau continue to invest in.”

We’re ready for day two!

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