Tableau 2020.2 Introduces New Data Capabilities

Tableau Software has announced the general availability of Tableau 2020.2, which comes with a new data model that simplifies the analysis of complex data with no coding or scripting skills.

The new feature makes it easier for users to answer complex business questions that span multiple database tables at different levels of detail. The latest release also introduces Metrics, a new mobile-first way for customers to instantly monitor key performance indicators (KPIs).

New data modeling capabilities

Tableau’s new data modeling capabilities make it easier to analyze data across multiple tables at different levels of detail. Relationships between tables can be automatically created with a simple and visual drag-and-drop experience. This eliminates complex coding and reduces the risk of inaccuracies encountered with traditional database joins.

An organization can hence plan for expected product return rates in a certain region by relating a table of sales orders with a table of historical returns, through a common postal code field. Relationships also make queries more efficient and performant and data sources easier to maintain.

Moreover, Tableau’s new modern data model will automatically aggregate at the appropriate level of detail for the customer’s analysis. This makes it easier for anyone to get started analyzing their data.

“Now more than ever, organizations need a combination of speed, agility, and empowerment to ensure everyone is able to make data-driven decisions quickly,” said Francois Ajenstat, the chief product officer at Tableau Software.

“With new data modeling capabilities, Tableau 2020.2 reduces the effort needed to analyze even the most complex datasets and simplifies analysis for anyone, regardless of expertise. In addition, Metrics enables everyone to instantly access the most vital data at their fingertips so they can make better decisions about their business from anywhere.”

Customers can instantly access these features, as well as brand new connectors for geospatial data, by upgrading to Tableau 2020.2. More details about the new features can be found here.

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