Latest Tableau Online upgrade accelerates cloud analytics

Tableau has updated its cloud analytics solution, Tableau Online, to version 9.0, with upgrades making the platform run up to 10 times faster.

The 9.0 version also provides new support with connections to databases such as MySQL, Postgres and SQL Server on cloud-hosted platforms such as Amazon RDS and Windows Azure. This builds on existing support for Amazon Redshift and Google BigQuery, Google Analytics, and

This release also provides a feature called Tableau Online Sync which keeps on-premise data up-to-date in the cloud, and support for embedding of Tableau dashboards in Salesforce via Canvas.

As an enterprise-grade, cloud business intelligence solution, Tableau Online is the company’s fastest growing product, with more than 2000 customers using it around the world.

“More and more organisations are moving to the cloud and bringing their data with them,” said Dan Jewett, vice president, product management, Tableau.

“Tableau Online 9.0 not only is faster than ever, but makes it easier for customers to keep their dashboards in the cloud up-to-date, and supports even simpler embedding in popular cloud platforms like Salesforce. This is a fantastic update for our cloud customers.”

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