Kunal Jain — Published On July 19, 2015 and Last Modified On July 12th, 2020
Beginner Business Intelligence Data Visualization Learning Path Tableau

Let us take a look at Gartner’s Magic quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms:

Gartner, Tableau, Magic Quadrant

If there is one company which stands out even in the leader’s quadrant, it is Tableau! And it is so for a good reason. Here is what Gartner says about Tableau:

Tableau’s intuitive, visual-based data discovery capabilities have transformed business users’ expectations about what they can discover in data and share without extensive skills or training with a BI platform.

It further says:

Tableau has a strong position on the Ability to Execute axis of the Leaders quadrant, because of the company’s successful “land and expand” strategy that has driven much of its growth momentum. Many of Gartner’s BI and analytics clients are seeing Tableau usage expand in their organizations and have had to adapt their strategy.

Achieving this feat in a short period of existence (slightly more than 10 years) is nothing short of exemplary. It almost feels magical feat to achieve in a capital intensive industry. But Tableau has achieved it and you understand why the minute you start using it.

The software is simple to use even for a person who does not have a technical background. It takes away a lot of burden from the end user and performs those task itself. For example, if you are working on a geo-spatial data, most of the tools will require you to map the data with latitude and longitude outside of the system. Not Tableau! It just asks you to input the name of the location and does all the hard work of mapping latitude and longitude itself.

Given its increasing presence, it was only matter of time before we got a good learning path for Tableau on Analytics Vidhya. And today, we are happy to announce the same. Again, the philosophy of the learning path is same – free resources collated in a structure, which is easy to follow along with practice sets and exercises.

So, if you want to learn Tableau, just follow this awesome path created by Analytics Vidhya.

About the Author

Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain

Kunal is a post graduate from IIT Bombay in Aerospace Engineering. He has spent more than 10 years in field of Data Science. His work experience ranges from mature markets like UK to a developing market like India. During this period he has lead teams of various sizes and has worked on various tools like SAS, SPSS, Qlikview, R, Python and Matlab.

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3 thoughts on "Learning path for Tableau – visualization tool with awesome execution capabilities!"

Varun Rajasekaran
Varun Rajasekaran says: July 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm
Hi Kunal, Thanks for posting this informative article on Tableau.....Just one request, could you please mention the difference between Tableau, Excel and Qlikview, specifically the advantages of Tableau over Excel and Qlikview and overview of costs involved (license cost,cost of Tableau server,etc.)? Reply
Sandeep says: July 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm
How is Micro-Strategy in terms of capabilities as compared with Tableau and Qlikview Reply
Aditya says: August 06, 2015 at 10:03 am
What are you views on TIBCO Spotfire compared to Tableau or Qlikview.? Reply

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