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Big Data Visualization

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Big Data Visualization

Overview of this book

Gain valuable insight into big data analytics with this book. Covering the tools you need to analyse data, together with IBM certified expert James Miller?s insight, this book is the key to data visualization success. ? Learn the tools & techniques to process big data for efficient data visualization ? Packed with insightful real-world use cases ? Addresses the difficulties faced by professionals in the field of big data analytics
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Big Data Visualization
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About Tableau

A little background around Tableau. Tableau is not free although there are versions free to use (there is a difference) and there is a free use period, after which you must pay for the software.

Tableau offers five main products:

  • Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau Server

  • Tableau Online

  • Tableau Reader

  • Tableau Public

Tableau Public and Tableau Reader are free to use, while both Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop come with a 14-day fully functional free trial period.

Tableau is also not considered to be open source (as R and D3 are, for example), but Tableau is designed to support how you think, utilizing drag and drop to create visualizations of your data and leverage your natural ability to spot visual patterns quickly.

The foundation of Tableau combines a Structured Query Language (SQL) for databases with a descriptive language for rendering graphics, to invent a database visualization language called Visual Query Language (VizQL), making Tableau a unique tool for creating data visualizations...