Tableau Beta Preview: Tableau Achieves Self Awareness, Changes Name to Alonso


Tableau Beta Preview: Tableau Achieves Self Awareness, Changes Name to Alonso

The latest version of Tableau Desktop is in beta, which means we’ve been able to jump into the tool to explore all of the latest goodies from Tableau. There are a host of new and exciting features. The biggest one, which came as quite a surprise to the software developers themselves, is that Tableau Server has achieved self-awareness.

And it immediately changed its name from Tableau to … Alonso.

Calculated Fields

Another massive change in Tableau Desktop … er … I mean, another massive change in Alonso is apparently how calculated fields are handled. New functions have been added.

See below:

Profit Margin Alonso

Machine Learning

Another feature of Alonso’s artificial intelligence is his/her/its ability to offer real-time assistance for Desktop users.

Real-time assistance Alonso

As well as:

Alonso Pie

What’s Next?

Tableau Software is cautious but excited about the new break through. They do offer a small warning to government clients about holding off on connecting certain national defense data sources for now. You know … just in case.

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