The structure and location of data is typically complex, making it difficult to use for many. Pulling together related and relevant data from multiple sources – spreadsheets, relational databases, non-relational databases and data warehouses – that reside on premises and in the cloud is often challenging.
Tableau simplifies organizing, managing, visualizing and understanding data – even for non-technical users. It is an industry leader with a reputation for letting you easily access and consolidate data from multiple data sources into a single view. Use views to perform more comprehensive analysis and create visualizations to glean meaningful insights.
- Tableau has three offerings. Desktop and web-based versions are delivered through NCDIT-managed servers. A mobile version offers data analysis and visualization while on the go.
- Up-to-date dashboards provide interactive visualizations of data in multiple layouts that you can easily share.
- Drag-and-drop integration lets you create visuals in minutes as well as create custom data fields.
- Filters and nested sorting let you see insights on segments of a data set.
- Natural language queries allow you to run searches and receive relevant answers, both in text and graphics.
- On-demand and advanced capabilities for search, analysis, charting and reporting include:
- Extensive charting: bar, pie, Gantt, bullet, motion, histogram, treemap, box plot and trend lines
- Mapping capabilities: geographic maps, heat maps, flow, Choropleth and point distribution
- Advanced integration capabilities include:
- Email, Active Directory and external service integrations
- Extensive APIs to extend functionality and support for many data connectors, including SQL Server, MemSQL, Hadoop, Amazon Athena, Cloudera, Presto, Salesforce, Google Sheets and Dropbox
- Support for extract, transform and load (ETL) processes and refreshes as well as access controls through governance and monitoring
- Make informed, data-driven business decisions faster.
- Generate reports quickly to provide leadership with information necessary for prompt decision-making.
- Join multiple data sets, analyze data and create visualizations easily. No coding knowledge is required, and non-technical users can quickly learn Tableau.
- The simple drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for you to visualize data with numerous visualization options that provide an enjoyable user experience.
- IT departments and analysts realize increased operational efficiency by spending less time responding to data requests and more easily managing governance.
- Access large volumes of data and conduct analysis without impeding the performance of your organization’s server or network.
To request this service, or for more information, submit a ticket using the NCDIT Service Portal.
- Service requests that incur a cost to the agency will typically require approval from the requesting agency’s CIO, financial officer or manager, depending upon your agency's requirements.
- Any staff with access to the NCDIT Service Portal may engage the team for support or information.
Requirements & Customer Responsibility
|Required NCDIT Services||None|
|Other Technical Requirements & Prerequisites||
|Acknowledgment Time||The service team should acknowledge a service request within about 2-3 business days.|
|Suggested For||Any state or local government agency as well as educational institutions|
|Service Support Hours||Support for Tableau is available 24/7.|
|Service Availability||Tableau is available 24/7, excluding planned outages and maintenance windows.|
|Standard Maintenance Windows||
|Service Level Agreements||Tableau Service Level Agreement|
- There is currently not a cost for Tableau. It is anticipated that starting July 2024, there will be a cost for using this service.
- Potential costs could include:
- Tableau agency administrator(s) technical staff
- End user training