Books: 7

Tableau

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KEY FEATURES * This book will enable and empower you to break free of the shackles of spreadsheets * Learn to make informed decisions using the data at hand with this highly practical, comprehensive guide * This book includes real-world use cases that teach you how analytics can be put to work to more » optimize your business * Using a fictional transactional dataset in raw form, you'll work your way up to ultimately creating a fully-functional warehouse and a fleshed-out BI platform BOOK DESCRIPTION Business Intelligence (BI) is at the crux of revolutionizing enterprise. Everyone wants to minimize losses and maximize profits. Thanks to Big Data and improved methodologies to analyze data, Data Analysts and Data Scientists are increasingly using data to make informed decisions. Just knowing how to analyze data is not enough, you need to start thinking how to use data as a business asset and then perform the right analysis to build an insightful BI solution. Efficient BI strives to achieve the automation of data for ease of reporting and analysis. Through this book, you will develop the ability to think along the right lines and use more than one tool to perform analysis depending on the needs of your business. We start off by preparing you for data analytics. We then move on to teach you a range of techniques to fetch important information from various databases, which can be used to optimize your business. The book aims to provide a full end-to-end solution for an environment setup that can help you make informed business decisions and deliver efficient and automated BI solutions to any company. It is a complete guide for implementing Business intelligence with the help of the most powerful tools like D3.js, R, Tableau, Qlikview and Python that are available on the market. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Create a BI environment that enables self-service reporting * Understand SQL and the aggregation of data * Develop a data model suitable for analytical reporting * Connect a data warehouse to the analytic reporting tools * Understand the specific benefits behind visualizations with D3.js, R, Tableau, QlikView, and Python * Get to know the best practices to develop various reports and applications when using BI tools * Explore the field of data analysis with all the data we will use for reporting « less
2017
A Step-by-Step Guide
Leverage the power of visualization in business intelligence and data science to make quicker and better decisions. Use statistics and data mining to make compelling and interactive dashboards. This book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to being a visualization expert. Pro more » Tableau demonstrates the power of visual analytics and teaches you how to: * Connect to various data sources such as spreadsheets, text files, relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, etc.), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), R data files, etc. * Write your own custom SQL, etc. * Perform statistical analysis in Tableau using R * Use a multitude of charts (pie, bar, stacked bar, line, scatter plots, dual axis, histograms, heat maps, tree maps, highlight tables, box and whisker, etc.) What you’ll learn * Connect to various data sources such as relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), write your own custom SQL, join and blend data sources, etc. * Leverage table calculations (moving average, year over year growth, LOD (Level of Detail), etc. * Integrate Tableau with R * Tell a compelling story with data by creating highly interactive dashboards Who this book is for All levels of IT professionals, from executives responsible for determining IT strategies to systems administrators, to data analysts, to decision makers responsible for driving strategic initiatives, etc. The book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to a visualization expert. « less
2017
KEY FEATURES * Arm yourself with an arsenal of advanced chart types and geocoding to efficiently and engagingly present information * Map a grid over a network node diagram and use that grid to demonstrate loads, processing time, and more in Tableau * Integrate R with Tableau by utilizing R functions, more » libraries, and saved models BOOK DESCRIPTION Tableau has emerged as one of the most popular Business Intelligence solutions in recent times, thanks to its powerful and interactive data visualization capabilities. This book will empower you to become a master in Tableau by exploiting the many new features introduced in Tableau 10.0. You will embark on this exciting journey by getting to know the valuable methods of utilizing advanced calculations to solve complex problems. These techniques include creative use of different types of calculations such as row-level, aggregate-level, and more. You will discover how almost any data visualization challenge can be met in Tableau by getting a proper understanding of the tool's inner workings and creatively exploring possibilities. You'll be armed with an arsenal of advanced chart types and techniques to enable you to efficiently and engagingly present information to a variety of audiences through the use of clear, efficient, and engaging dashboards. Explanations and examples of efficient and inefficient visualization techniques, well-designed and poorly designed dashboards, and compromise options when Tableau consumers will not embrace data visualization will build on your understanding of Tableau and how to use it efficiently. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with all the information you need to create effective dashboards and data visualization solutions using Tableau. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Create a worksheet that can display the current balance for any given period in time * Recreate a star schema from in a data warehouse in Tableau * Combine level of detail calculations with table calculations, sets, and parameters * Create custom polygons to build filled maps for area codes in the USA * Visualize data using a set of analytical and advanced charting techniques * Know when to use Tableau instead of PowerPoint * Build a dashboard and export it to PowerPoint ABOUT THE AUTHOR David Baldwin has provided consulting in the business intelligence sector for 17 years. His experience includes Tableau training and consulting, developing BI solutions, project management, technical writing, and the web and graphic design. His vertical experience includes financial, healthcare, human resource, aerospace, energy, education, government, and entertainment industries. As a Tableau trainer and consultant, David enjoys serving a variety of clients throughout the USA. Tableau provides David a platform that collates his broad experience into a skill set that can service a diverse client base. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Getting Up to Speed – a Review of the Basics 2. All about Data – Getting Your Data Ready 3. All about Data – Joins, Blends, and Data Structures 4. All about Data – Data Densification, Cubes, and Big Data 5. Table Calculations 6. Level of Detail Calculations 7. Beyond the Basic Chart Types 8. Mapping 9. Tableau for Presentations 10. Visualization Best Practices and Dashboard Design 11. Improving Performance 12. Interacting with Tableau Server 13. R Integration « less
2016
KEY FEATURES * Cook your favorite Tableau 10 business intelligence recipe with the help of this easy-to-follow book * Build beautiful, interactive dashboards and visualizations in Tableau 10 that help you make informed decisions * This rich collection of independent recipes cover everything needed more » to become an advanced Tableau user and get an edge over other Tableau users BOOK DESCRIPTION Tableau is a software tool that can speed up data analysis through its rich visualization capabilities, and help uncover insights for better and smarter decision making. This book is for the business, technology, data and analytics professionals who use and analyze data and data-driven approaches to support business operations and strategic initiatives in their organizations. This book provides easy-to-follow recipes to get the reader up and running with Tableau 10, and covers basic to advanced use cases and scenarios. The book starts with building basic charts in Tableau and moves on to building more complex charts by incorporating different Tableau features and interactivity components. There is an entire chapter dedicated to dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Become familiar with the Tableau interface * Build basic to more advanced charts with step-by-step recipes * Use filters, calculated fields, parameters, and actions to add interactivity to charts and dashboards * Prepare and transform data for analysis using Tableau’s built-in tools and functions * Create effective and compelling dashboards and story points * Leverage Tableau’s mapping capabilities to visualize location and shape data * Integrate analytics and forecasting to enhance data analysis * Get to know tips and tricks to work more quickly and effectively in Tableau * Increase your confidence and competence in creating rich, interactive visualizations in Tableau ABOUT THE AUTHOR Donabel Santos is a self-confessed data geek. She loves working with data, writing queries and developing reports on her SQL Server databases, and exploring and visualizing data with Tableau. She is the principal and senior Business Intelligence Architect at QueryWorks Solutions, a Tableau Learning and Alliance partner in Vancouver, BC, Canada providing consulting and training services. She has spent years in consulting and has developed a variety of solutions for clients in different verticals—finance, manufacturing, healthcare, legal, higher education, and local government. Donabel is a multi-year Microsoft Data Platform MVP (previously known as SQL Server MVP) and has extensive experience in SQL Server in different areas, such as development, administration, data warehouse, reporting (SSRS), tuning, troubleshooting, XML, CLR, integration with ERPs and CRMs using PowerShell, C#, SSIS, and Power BI. One of Donabel's passions is teaching and sharing her love for data. She is a Tableau Certified Professional and a Tableau Accredited Trainer, delivering Tableau public and on-site client training. She is also the lead instructor for a number of courses at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), including Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) and Applied Data Analytics (ADA) programs. She teaches SQL Server Administration, Development, Integration (SSIS), Data Warehouse Foundations, and Visual Analytics with Tableau. Donabel has also authored three other books with Packt Publishing: SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell V3 Cookbook, PowerShell for SQL Server Essentials, and SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell V5 Cookbook. She also contributed a chapter in Manning Publications' PowerShell Deep Dives. Her blog is located at www.sqlbelle.com and her Twitter handle is @sqlbelle. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Basic Charts 2. Advanced Charts 3. Interactivity 4. Dashboards and Story Points 5. Maps and Geospatial Visualization 6. Analytics 7. Data Preparation 8. Calculated Fields Primer 9. Resources « less
2016
KEY FEATURES * Quickly learn tips, tricks, and best practices about Tableau from Tableau masters * Whether it is data blending or complex calculations, you can solve your problem with ease and confidence; no more searching for a help doc or waiting for support * If you want to quickly master Tableau, more » then this book is for you BOOK DESCRIPTION Tableau has emerged as an industry leader in the field of data discovery and business analytic software solutions. While there is a lot of information on how to use the tool, most Tableau users are faced with the challenge on how it can be effectively used to derive meaningful business insights from the uncharted territory of data. This book will give you useful tips from Tableau masters learned from years of experience working with Tableau. You'll start by getting your data into Tableau, move on to generating progressively complex visualizations, and end with finishing touches and packaging your work for distribution. Inside you will learn the exact steps required to solve complex real-life problems. Whether it is data blending or complex calculations, you can solve your problem with ease and confidence; no more searching for Help doc or waiting for support. This book will help you make the most of Tableau and become a Tableau expert. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Connect to variety of data (cloud and local) and blend it in an efficient way for fast analytics * Advanced calculations such as LOD calculations and Table calculations * See advanced use cases of Parameter, Sorting, and Filters * Get practical tips on how to format dashboards following the Zen of dashboard design * See examples of a variety of visualizations such as cohort analysis, Jitters chart, and multiple small charts * See the new features in Tableau 10—cross data source filter, worksheet as tooltip, cluster, and custom territory ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jenny Zhang is a technology professional with 6+ years' experience of data and analytics and currently working at JW Plater as Business Analytics Manager. She is a data strategist and technologist, Tableau and Alteryx community advocate, blogger. She had a series of blog posts about Tableau best practices at http://jennyxiaozhang.com/tag/tableau/. Jenny is also passion about Big data. She had a series of blog posts about Big Data, NoSQL, Spark, Hadoop, and Yarn at http://jennyxiaozhang.com/category/big-data/. Personal Site: www.jennyxiaozhang.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jennyxiaozhang TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Data Extraction 2. Data Blending 3. Calculation/Parameter 4. Sort and Filter 5. Formatting 6. Visualization 7. Dashboard 8. Performance 9. Permission 10. New features in Tableau 10 « less
2016
The Original Guide for the Accidental Analyst
Tired of boring spreadsheets and data overload from confusing graphs? Master the art of visualization with Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8! Tableau insiders Stephen and Eileen McDaniel expertly provide a hands-on case study approach and more than 225 illustrations that will teach you how to quickly explore more » and understand your data to make informed decisions in a wide variety of real-world situations. Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8 includes best practices of visual analytics for ideas on how to communicate your findings with audience-friendly graphs, tables and maps."A picture is worth a thousand words" is a common saying that is more relevant today than ever as data volumes grow and the need for easy access to answers becomes more critical. This book covers the core of Tableau capabilities in easy-to-follow examples, updated and expanded for Version 8. Learn how to be successful with Tableau from the team that started the original training program as the founding Tableau Education Partner! "A must read for anyone interested in Tableau. Clear explanations, practical advice and beautiful examples!" Elissa Fink – Chief Marketing Officer, Tableau Software « less
2013
Over 70 recipes for creating visual stories with your data using Tableau
Over 70 recipes for creating visual stories with your data using Tableau Overview * Quickly create impressive and effective graphics which would usually take hours in other tools * Lots of illustrations to keep you on track * Includes examples that apply to a general audience In Detail You more » know the feeling when you are asked to change or add a certain data point in your graph at the last minute. Usually, you have to scramble to complete the project and risk accuracy; this is not so with Tableau, however. Tableau is a revolutionary toolkit that lets you simply and effectively create high quality data visualizations. "Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook" will show you the exact steps required to generate simple to complex graphics. Whether they are pie charts or box plots, you can create such graphics with ease and confidence; no more searching for scripts or laborious Excel hacks. This book will help you make the most of Tableau and show you how to finish your projects quicker using this toolkit. In this book you’ll start with getting your data into Tableau, move onto generating progressively complex graphics, and end with the finishing touches and packaging your work for distribution. This book is filled with practical recipes to help you create filled maps, use custom markers, add slider selectors, and create dashboards. You will learn how to manipulate data in various ways by applying various filters, logic, and calculating various aggregate measures. Then, we will create animated graphs and provide search box and drop-down selectors to users. This book will help you to create stunning graphics in very short amount of time. If you want to effortlessly create beautiful visualizations of data then "Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook" is for you! What you will learn from this book * Forecast with trend lines * Manipulate and transform data * Import data from various sources * Create filled maps and use any shape file * Share your work easily * Create dashboards and scorecards * Format and finish the graphic * Observe statistical distributions Approach This Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for Tableau users to create effective graphics. The book is designed in such a way that you can refer to it chapter by chapter; you can look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order. Who this book is written for You’ll gain the most from this book if you have basic understanding of various chart types and of their importance. Knowing when to employ a certain graphic will be equally useful. This book will get you up to speed if you just started using Tableau. You’ll find this book useful if you spend a lot of time conducting data analysis and creating reports. « less
2013