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Create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes, then publish anywhere on the web. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy—and it’s free.

Available for Windows and Mac (OS X)

System Requirements

What’s New in 9.0

Instant Visual Analytics

A new Analytics Pane lets you drag reference lines, forecasts, trend lines, box plots, and other analytics right onto your view. When you select any subset of marks, you immediately see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole. Explore your data with tooltips that smoothly follow your mouse. Create calculations right in the view by typing in field names and functions, and answer tough questions by specifying the exact level of detail right in the calculation.

Rich Story Points Formatting

With Tableau Public Stories, you can create a sequence of Story Points that walk your reader through the narrative arc in your data. Both Sheets and Dashboards can be added as Story Points, and now in 9.0, you can customize the font, color, height and width of the Story Point "tiles" that appear across the top of the workbook to better match the look and feel of your site. Great stories guide and captivate viewers. Tell your story your way.

Smart Maps

Take a look at our Viz of the Day page, and you'll immediately notice how important maps are to our authors. We teamed up with Stamen to redesign our maps in 8.2, and we continued to make big improvements to maps in 9.0. Map Search now allows readers to zoom to the location of their choice, and lasso select options make it easier to focus on data points of interest. Updated U.S. census data layers and newly added locations for every continent mean Tableau maps have never been this smart.

Data Prep Tools

We completely redesigned the data connection experience in 8.2, and now in 9.0 we added the Tableau Data Interpreter, which makes it easier than ever to visualize cross-tab style spreadsheets that include messy headers, footers, and merged cells. You can also pivot multiple columns to reshape them for analysis, and split columns to fix them in Tableau instead of spending time in Excel.

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File Sharing
  • Vizzes can be shared via email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and/or embedded on your site(s).
  • Creates package files for Tableau Reader
  • Creates package files for Tableau Reader
  • Connects to Tableau Server for web-based analytics
Save Files To
  • Your Tableau Public profile
  • Your computer/network
  • Your Tableau Public profile
  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online
  • Your computer/network
  • Your Tableau Public profile
Data Sources
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • OData
  • Text files - comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Microsoft Access 2003 or later1
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 or later1
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • OData
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Text files - comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Actian Vectorwise 2.0 or later1
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Cloudera Hadoop Hive and Impala; Hive CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later; Impala 1.0 or later
  • DataStax Enterprise Edition 2.2 or later1
  • EXASOL 4.2 or later1
  • Firebird 2.1.4 or later
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 6.x or later
  • IBM DB21
  • IBM Netezza 4.6 or later1
  • MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop 2.x or later1
  • Microsoft Access 2003 or later1
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 or later1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 or later, multi-dimensional mode only1
  • Microsoft SQL Server PDW V2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • MySQL 5.0 or later
  • OData
  • Oracle Database 10.x or later
  • Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.1 or later1
  • ParAccel Analytics Database 3 or later1
  • Pivotal Greenplum 4.x or later
  • PostgreSQL 8.3 or later
  • Progress OpenEdge 10.2B patch 4 or later1
  • Salesforce.com, including Force.com and Database.com
  • SAP HANA 1.0035 or later1
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.00 with SP20+ recommended; also requires SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 or later client1
  • SAP Sybase ASE 15.5 or later1
  • SAP Sybase IQ 15 or later1
  • Splunk Enterprise 6 or later
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Teradata V2 R6.2 or later
  • Teradata Aster Data nCluster 5.0 or later
  • Teradata OLAP Connector 14.10 or later1
  • Text files - comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Additional databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant
System Requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows Vista or newer
  • Internet Explorer 8 or newer

Mac

  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • OS X 10.8.1 or newer
Virtual Environments Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, and VMware4
Localization All of Tableau’s products, with the exception of tabcmd and tabadmin, are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The user interface and supporting documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.