Tableau Software, a privately held company in Seattle, Washington (US), builds software that delivers fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence to everyday business people. Tableau's products include Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Digital, and the free Tableau Public. People can install Tableau and connect to nearly any data source in minutes, whether it’s an enterprise-wide data warehouse or local files. Once connected, they can analyze data through an easy drag-and-drop interface. Tableau has already attracted over 65,000 licensed users, from one-person businesses to the world’s largest organizations.
Tableau began as an extensive R&D project inside Stanford University’s prestigious Department of Computer Science. Professor Pat Hanrahan and Chris Stolte, a Ph.D. student at the time, together combined a structured query language for databases with the communication power of visual graphics, inventing a new database visualization language called VizQL™ (Visual Query Language). Under the technical leadership of Hanrahan and Stolte and the business acumen of CEO Christian Chabot, the VizQL foundation produces a fundamentally new way of interacting with the same relational databases that are the backbone of the global database and business intelligence markets.
Digital Industrialization for Smarter Societies - Media Lab Approach
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Individuals and businesses alike are embracing the Digital Revolution. Social networks and digital devices are being used to engage industries governments, businesses and civil society, as well as friends and family. People are using mobile, interactive tools to determine who to trust, where to go and what to buy. At the same time, businesses are undertaking their own digital transformations, rethinking what customers value most and creating operating models that take advantage of what’s newly possible for competitive differentiation. The challenge for business is how fast and how far to go on the path to digital transformation. Chief among forces for transformation are the surge in devices for mobile connectivity, such as smart phones and tablets, and the creation of social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Also, the networks and communication media are aligned with the digital transformation as a paradigm shift. All of these developments are creating an exponential explosion in data, which, in turn, requires business analytics to make sense of the information and take full advantage of it.
Current approach paper provides the insights on enabling the Digital Transformation solutions for transdisciplinary verticals based on ICT unified technology research media labs in building the smarter society and better human living experience solutions in the lab for next generation.