Build, design and improve advanced business intelligence solutions using Tableau's latest features, including Tableau Prep, Tableau Hyper, and Tableau Server
- Master new features in Tableau 2019.1 to solve real-world analytics challenges
- Perform Geo-Spatial Analytics, Time Series Analysis, and self-service analytics using real-life examples
- Build and publish dashboards and explore storytelling using Python and MATLAB integration support
Tableau is one of the leading business intelligence (BI) tools used to solve BI and analytics challenges. With this book, you will master Tableau's features and offerings in various paradigms of the BI domain.
This book is also the second edition of the popular Mastering Tableau series, with new features, examples, and updated code. The book covers essential Tableau concepts and its advanced functionalities. Using Tableau Hyper and Tableau Prep, you'll be able to handle and prepare data easily. You'll gear up to perform complex joins, spatial joins, union, and data blending tasks using practical examples. Following this, you'll learn how to perform data densification to make displaying granular data easier. Next, you'll explore expert-level examples to help you with advanced calculations, mapping, and visual design using various Tableau extensions. With the help of examples, you'll also learn about improving dashboard performance, connecting Tableau Server, and understanding data visualizations. In the final chapters, you'll cover advanced use cases such as Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics, and learn to connect Tableau to R, Python, and MATLAB.
By the end of this book, you'll have mastered the advanced offerings of Tableau and be able to tackle common and not-so-common challenges faced in the BI domain.
What you will learn
- Get up to speed with various Tableau components
- Master data preparation techniques using Tableau Prep
- Discover how to use Tableau to create a PowerPoint-like presentation
- Understand different Tableau visualization techniques and dashboard designs
- Interact with the Tableau server to understand its architecture and functionalities
- Study advanced visualizations and dashboard creation techniques
- Brush up on powerful Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics
Who this book is for
This book is designed for business analysts, BI professionals and data analysts who want to master Tableau to solve a range of data science and business intelligence problems. The book is ideal if you have a good understanding of Tableau and want to take your skills to the next level.
Table of Contents
- Getting Up to Speed – a Review of the Basics
- All about Data – Getting Your Data Ready
- Tableau Prep
- All about Data – Joins, Blends, and Data Structures
- All about Data – Data Densification, Cubes, and Big Data
- Table Calculations
- Level of Detail Calculations
- Beyond the Basic Chart Types
- Tableau for Presentations
- Visualization Best Practices and Dashboard Design
- Advanced Analytics
- Improving Performance
- Interacting with Tableau Server
- Programming Tool Integration