Tableau Software, maker of the popular Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server data visualization tools, released its latest offering this morning – Tableau Online. The SaaS application runs entirely on Tableau’s servers and can be set up in just minutes, according to the product’s website.
This is Tableau’s first new product since the company’s May IPO.
Tableau Online not only brings enterprise-grade data exploration and visualization to the cloud, but it also addresses a largely untapped market – Mac users. While Mac users could previously access Tableau content online through Tableau Public and Tableau Server, they were unable to author and publish work. There is still no desktop version for OS X, but Tableau Online is compatible across the Apple ecosystem, including the iPad.
While Tableau shies away from explicitly mentioning Apple products, they make a not-so-subtle nod to their new userbase on the product website. For screenshots of... keep reading