Pretty charts aren't enough. True data visualization software means seeing a problem from a new perspective, not looking at the same old report or graph. It means trying out a hunch instead of waiting on a change request. It means getting up and running in minutes without a soul-crushing implementation and training cycle.
byWilliam J. Gwen, July 21, 2010
Tableau, in actual, is a traditional business intelligence software modified with modern concepts of Data Visualization and browser-based analysis. Tableau enables you to access any data, from any source, in a browser based environment which makes this hard job as easy as Googling!