Tableau 2019.3 Spotlight: Tableau Catalog

Data

Tableau 2019.3 Spotlight: Tableau Catalog

In my earlier article highlighting the new features of Tableau 2019.3, I touched very briefly on Tableau Catalog. I’ll spend a bit more time in a deep dive on it.

Tableau Catalog

The Tableau Catalog is part of the Data Management Add-on (bundled with Tableau Prep Conductor). This add-on is an incremental 5.50 USD per server user (or a fixed cost for capacity-based pricing). Keep in mind that the Server Management Add-on is a different suite of tools and has its own separate pricing.

The Tableau Catalog is designed to offer automated documentation around your data lineage and how your users are using it inside of your Tableau environment. InterWorks built something similar in use case with our Power Tools for Tableau Desktop Datasource Audit tool, though the functionality and method between the two tools are completely different.

Let’s take a look at the actual functionality in the form of a free demo environment available on Tableau.com:

As you can see, there are a lot of very useful features, including the ability to create and manage metadata around your data sources and fields. Much of Tableau’s focus is on the automation of foundational components of your Tableau environment. Building your data dictionary and data lineage is now easy, meaning that proper governance across your Tableau user community does not require nearly as much effort.

Massive win for all clients, commercial up to enterprise.

InterWorks Can Help

For all of your data and analytics needs, InterWorks can help. No matter where you are on the globe, we’ve got a team of consultants near you. Let us know how we can help you on your data journey!

More About the Author

Robert Curtis

Analytics Consultant | ANZ Practice Lead
Pimp My Viz: Volcano Edition This is the first of a new series of blog articles called Pimp My Viz. It combines my passion for visual analytics and a desire the ...
Tableau 2019.3 Spotlight: Tableau Catalog In my earlier article highlighting the new features of Tableau 2019.3, I touched very briefly on Tableau Catalog. I’ll spend a bit more ...

See more from this author →

Subscribe to our newsletter

  • I understand that InterWorks will use the data provided for the purpose of communication and the administration my request. InterWorks will never disclose or sell any personal data except where required to do so by law. Finally, I understand that future communications related topics and events may be sent from InterWorks, but I can opt-out at any time.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

InterWorks uses cookies to allow us to better understand how the site is used. By continuing to use this site, you consent to this policy. Review Policy OK

×

Interworks GmbH
Ratinger Straße 9
40213 Düsseldorf
Germany
Geschäftsführer: Mel Stephenson

Kontaktaufnahme: markus@interworks.eu
Telefon: +49 (0)211 5408 5301

Amtsgericht Düsseldorf HRB 79752
UstldNr: DE 313 353 072