Tableau is a powerful and fastest-growing data visualization tool. It's a representation of data in a pictorial or graphical format. Its well-designed data graphics are usually the simplest as well as most powerful.
Tableau Products :
Tableau Prep: it prepares data at a faster pace for analysis and helps transform and shape data. It has 2 components -Tableau prep Builder and Tableau Prep Conductor. Tableau prep builder used for design, running, and publishing data flows. Tableau prep conductor used to schedule and automate published data flows.
Tableau Desktop: Tableau Desktop is data visualization software that lets you see and understand data in minutes. It's an authoring and publishing tool that is used to create shared views on Tableau Server.
Features of Tableau Desktop:
Connect to more data.
Answer deeper questions.
Put your data on map.
Share and collaborate securely.
How to connect Tableau Desktop: Open your Tableau Desktop from your machine and connect your data in a drag and drop manner to take the first step. Explore what you need to build to your visualizations and create worksheets.
Tableau Server: The tableau server is a Business analytics platform. where we can publish, store and schedule automatic refreshers on the web.
Tableau Online: It's a secure cloud-based solution for sharing, distributing, and collaborating on content created in Tableau It allows to work with data stored in the cloud and on-premises. securely share and collaborate in the cloud. Connect to any data from anywhere. Web authoring [we can edit and author].Tableau Catalog and Explain data and ask for data.
How to connect Tableau Online: Go to https://online.tableau.com
Click on the sign up link Fill up your details.
Tableau Mobile: Tableau Mobile is a free app available on both Android and IOS environments. You can use it to explore and share views published to Tableau Server or Tableau Online.
Tableau Public: It's a free version of Tableau visualization software. It allows you to use most of the software functions. We can connect to CSV, Text, and Excel documents. It's doesn't support you to save your workbooks locally on your Machine. It has to save public Gallery only and anyone can view and download your workbook. It's not secure.
Tableau Reader: It allows you to read the Tableau file types. It doesn't support features to create /edit stories or graphs. It's just read-only.
What Sources can you connect to?
Tableau Desktop can connect all listed data sources can be connected to using this app.
Tableau public can connect only Excel and Text files using this app.
Tableau reader doesn't need to to a data source.
How much data can you store?
Tableau Desktop can store unlimited rows of data and shared. It's cost per annual $999 personal and professional $1999 per year. Tableau Public and reader it's free of cost.