9.0 Beta Released

Code named 'mariner' Tableau's new version 9.0 has been released into beta testing. If you'd like to get access to the beta download please contact info@theinformationlab.co.uk


New features coming soon in Tableau 9.0 are:


Visual Analysis

  • Ad-hoc calculations
  • Drag & drop analytics
  • Instant analytics
  • New calculation editor
  • Enhancements to web authoring
  • Level of Detail calculations
  • New selection tools (lasso and radial selection)
  • Enhanced mapping including geographic search, improved map selection, pan & zoom, new map data

Data Preparation

  • Data interpreter
  • Pivot
  • Data split (both automatic & custom)
  • Metadata grid

Connecting to Data

  • Kerberos support
  • Data Extract API for Mac OS
  • New Tableau Server connection experience
  • New and improved connectors including a new local statistical file connector for SAS, SPSS and R
User Experience
  • Redesigned start and connect experience
  • Enhanced story points formatting
  • Responsive marks
  • Improved tooltips
  • Custom shapes rendered in the web browser
  • Thumbnail previews in Tableau Desktop
Tableau Mobile
  • Redesigned app experience
  • Offline snapshots
  • Mobile analytics
Tableau Server
  • Infinite scrolling of dashboards
  • New keyword search
  • Improved permission management
  • Updated user interface
  • tabcmd improvements
  • Redesigned server administrative views
  • Improved high availability & scalability
  • REST API enhancements

Performance Enhancements

  • Parallel query
  • Data engine vectorization
  • Parallel aggregation
  • Temp table support in data server
  • External query caching
  • Query fusion
  • Shadow extracts