Tableau Online 9.0 Cloud Analytics Offering Launches

Tableau announced the release of Tableau Online 9.0, the latest version of the business intelligence company's cloud analytics offering.

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Tableau announced the release of version 9.0 of Tableau Online, the company's cloud analytics solution.

The latest update brings faster performance, additional live database connection support, single sign-on support, and several new features designed to help people achieve more with their data in the cloud.

Tableau Online 9.0 is a complete redesign of Tableau Online to deliver a faster, more scalable, resilient and extensible platform. Capabilities like parallel queries, query fusion, vectorization, and smarter query caches make the solution as much as 10 times faster than the previous version.

In addition, the new release provides additional data connections with new support to enable users to connect directly to popular databases like MySQL, Postgres and SQL Server on cloud-hosted platforms, including Amazon RDS and Windows Azure. This complements existing support for Amazon Redshift and Google BigQuery, Google Analytics, and

Also included in the new release is Tableau Online Sync, a new way for users to keep on-premises data fresh in the cloud. For organizations transitioning their data to the cloud, or for anyone with data stored behind the firewall, this feature will make it easier to keep cloud analytics up-to-date. There also is additional security with single sign-on support via SAML2.0, allowing embedding and Active Directory synchronization through corporate identity providers.

Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting and analytics company that provides transportation market research, uses Tableau Online. The company maintains data on more than $25 billion worth of transportation costs as well as millions of transactions. Tableau Online has changed how Chainalytics shares this data with its customers, giving them a more rapid path to developing procurement strategies and helping find cost-savings opportunities. Tableau Online gives Chainalytics' customers near-instantaneous, self-service access to cloud-based visualizations to help them make decisions about their business.

"More and more organizations are moving to the cloud and bringing their data with them," Dan Jewett, vice president of product management at Tableau, said in a statement. "Tableau Online 9.0 not only is faster than ever, but it makes it easier for customers to keep their dashboards in the cloud up-to-date, and supports even simpler embedding in popular cloud platforms like Salesforce."

Tableau Online, Tableau's fastest-growing product, is an enterprise-grade, cloud business intelligence solution that delivers rapid-fire analytics. More than 2,000 customer accounts around the world use Tableau Online for fast and easy analytics in the cloud, including large and small businesses, nonprofit groups and educational institutions, the company said. For its part, Tableau Online 9.0 provides more ways for users to see their data in the tools they use every day, with support for easy embedding of Tableau dashboards in Salesforce via Canvas.

Private jet charter company Jetsuite is using Tableau Online to analyze data and share insights across its business. Jetsuite wanted to empower people in all kinds of business roles to see and understand data coming from different systems and different databases. With Tableau Online, Jetsuite's team can access data in the cloud, on mobile, and in a way that is secure and fast, even on a JetSuite aircraft at 40,000 feet, the company said.