Tableau Desktop 2020.4


Tableau Desktop is a part of Tableau Creator and lets you:

Get actionable insights fast

Leave chart builders behind. Live visual analytics fuel unlimited data exploration. Interactive dashboards help you uncover hidden insights on the fly. Tableau harnesses people’s natural ability to spot visual patterns quickly, revealing everyday opportunities and eureka moments alike.

Versions 2020.4 and 2020.4.1 block installation of Tableau products on Macs with M1 processors due to issues found in testing pre-release versions of Apple Silicon. These issues are no longer observed with the released M1 processors so we are removing the installation block on 2020.4.2 and later. If the license end date for Tableau Desktop or Tableau Prep Builder has been extended prior to a silent refresh attempt, the updated license term is updated automatically and downloaded into the trusted storage of the computer where Tableau Desktop or Tableau Prep Builder is running.

Connect to more data

Download Tableau Desktop

Connect to data on prem or in the cloud-whether it’s big data, a SQL database, a spreadsheet, or cloud apps like Google Analytics and Salesforce. Access and combine disparate data without writing code. Power users can pivot, split, and manage metadata to optimize data sources. Analysis begins with data. Get more from yours with Tableau.

Answer deeper questions

Exceptional analytics demand more than a pretty dashboard. Quickly build powerful calculations from existing data, drag and drop reference lines and forecasts, and review statistical summaries. Make your point with trend analyses, regressions, and correlations for tried and true statistical understanding. Ask new questions, spot trends, identify opportunities, and make as well as the 'why.' Create interactive maps automatically. Built-in postal codes mean lightning-fast mapping for more than 50 countries worldwide. Use custom geocodes and territories for personalized regions, like sales areas. We designed Tableau maps specifically to help your data stand out.

Let everyone in on it

Ditch the static slides for live stories that others can explore. Create a compelling narrative that empowers everyone you work with to ask their own questions, analyzing interactive visualizations with fresh data. Be part of a culture of data collaboration, extending the impact of your insights.

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Tableau Software recently announced the release and availability of Tableau 2020.4, the latest version of its flagship data analytics and business intelligence platform. The release is highlighted by simplified enterprise-wide data preparation and analysis. Tableau does this by bringing the full suite of Tableau Prep capabilities to the browser on Tableau Server and Tableau Online. Users can now build and edit their data flows directly on their web browser. The update also gives users the ability to add unlimited spatial layers to maps, a Resource Monitoring Tool now available on Linux, and additional native data connectors.

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One of four major players in enterprise BI and analytics, Tableau offers an expansive visual platform. Its analytic software portfolio is available through three main channels: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, and Tableau Online. Tableau connects to hundreds of data sources and is available on-prem or in the cloud. The vendor also offers embedded analytics capabilities, and users can visualize and share data with Tableau Public.

Tableau 2020.4 lets users add unlimited marks layers in a single data source to their visualizations, combining multiple spatial layers and context for a deeper understanding and analysis. Tableau can now also connect directly to spatial data tables in Amazon Redshift, prepare spatial data in Tableau Prep, and create maps while offline with Tableau Server. The release features predictive modeling improvements as well via the addition of regularized linear regression and Gaussian process regression. Finally, Tableau has updated the Salesforce Connector API and added one for Datorama.

In a media statement about the release, Tableau Chief Product Officer Francois Ajenstat said “Tableau Prep has taken the tedious task of data preparation and made it accessible to anyone by making it easy, visual, and direct. Now anyone can access, build, and edit their data flows directly in the browser from anywhere, putting full data preparation capabilities in the hands of anyone in the organization.”

Tableau Desktop 2020.4.1

Learn more about all the new features in Tableau 2020.4.

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