Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Upcoming SlideShare
Power bi vs tableau
Download to read offline and view in fullscreen.



Tableau and Microsoft - Best of both worlds!

Download to read offline

Self-Service BI synergies, Tableau Software supplements versus replaces the Microsoft BI Stack. Fast rapid analytics and visualizations, ease of use, any data...

Presented @ DevTeach Conference in Vancouver, BC December 4, 2013

Related Books

Free with a 30 day trial from Scribd

See all

Related Audiobooks

Free with a 30 day trial from Scribd

See all

Tableau and Microsoft - Best of both worlds!

  1. 1. Tableau and Microsoft Best of both worlds! Stéphane Fréchette Wednesday December 4, 2013
  2. 2. Who am I? My name is Stéphane Fréchette I’m a Database & Business Intelligence Professional and Founder | CEO of and also a SQL Server MVP. I have a passion for architecting, designing and building solutions that matter. Self proclaimed Open Data Hacker/Advocate I founded Gatineau Ouverte a citizen led initiative which aims to promote open access to civic data of the city of Gatineau. Twitter: @sfrechette Blog: Email:
  3. 3. Session Outline • Microsoft Business Intelligence (The Stack) • Self-Service Business Intelligence in Excel – Power BI • Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View, Power Map – Power BI Office 365 • Tableau Software • • • • • Versions Core Technologies Microsoft Data Sources Business Integration SharePoint, PowerPoint • Demos • Summary • Resources
  4. 4. Microsoft Business Intelligence SharePoint Dashboards & Scorecards SharePoint Collaboration Analysis Services Excel Workbooks Power Pivot Applications Reporting Services Data Quality Services Integration Master Data Services Services Hadoop Big Data Line of Business Applications OData Feeds
  5. 5. Self-Service BI in Excel 2013 • Excel delivers powerful, intuitive capabilities for self-service BI  Power Query (codename Data Explorer)  Power Pivot (previously PowerPivot)  Power View  Power Map (codename GeoFlow) (That’s A Lot of Power!)
  6. 6. Power Query Power Query Preview for Excel is an add-in that enhances the self-service Business Intelligence experience in Excel by simplifying data discovery and access. Enable self-service data discovery, query, transformation and mashup experiences for Information Workers, via Excel and Power Pivot • Discovery and connectivity to a wide range of data sources, spanning volume as well as variety of data. • Highly interactive and intuitive experience for rapidly and iteratively building queries over any data source, any size. • Consistency of experience, and parity of query capabilities over all data sources. • Joins across different data sources; ability to create custom views over data that can then be shared with team/department.
  7. 7. Power Pivot Access and mashup data from virtually any source to create powerful reports 7
  8. 8. Power Pivot • Power Pivot enriches Excel by compressing storage and provide fast querying and reporting from tabular data • xVelocity in-memory analytics engine (formerly VertiPaq) • Highlights; • • • • Load data from a variety of sources Extremely large volumes can be stored Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Can be enriched with Hierarchies, KPIs, Perspectives and Reporting metadata • First introduced as an add-in with SQL Server 2008 R2
  9. 9. Power View Visually discover and share insight across all levels of the organization 9
  10. 10. Power View • Power View provides an interactive data exploration, visualization and presentation experience • Strong visual design experience (WYSIWYG) • Rich meta-driven interactions • First introduced with SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services in SharePoint Mode (BI and Enterprise editions) • Now part of Excel 2013 (need to enable add-in) • Power View sheets can be added to Workbook • Can be based on a Workbook Data Model, or SSAS Tabular Data Model, *SSAS Multidimensional Model (SQL Server 2012 SP1 CTP3) • Requires Silverlight 5 to be installed
  11. 11. Power View – Key New Features • Power View sheets can connect to different data models in one workbook • Modify the internal Data Model without leaving the Power View sheet • Power View in Excel Services, Excel Web App and Office 365 • SharePoint Server • • • • • • Pie charts Maps Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Hierarchies Drill up and drill down Hyperlinks
  12. 12. Power Map Power Map Preview for Excel 2013 allows you to plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data in 3D, and create interactive tours to share with others. *Requires Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office 365 ProPlus.
  13. 13. Tableau Desktop • Explore and visualize data • Self-service analytics for everyone • Ease of use to ease your mind • 10-100x Faster • Perform mashups • Smart, fit and beautiful dashboards (Personal and Professional Editions)
  14. 14. Tableau Server • Interactive dashboards in any browser • Mobile Business Intelligence • Blazing speed against massive data • Blend disparate data with a click • Secure information management • Enterprise scalability
  15. 15. Tableau Online • The power of Tableau, in the cloud • Share dashboards • Edit your data anywhere • Centralize your data • Update automatically • Stay secure, by design and by default
  16. 16. Tableau Public • Platform for stories on the web • Embed live visualizations, no programming needed • Go Mobile • Drive traffic via sharing • Publish updates in seconds (Public Premium – Suppress underlying data)
  17. 17. Core Technologies • VizQL – Natively visual-and therefore faster • Allowing simple drag and drop functions to create sophisticated visualizations • In-memory Data Engine • Breakthrough in-memory data engine • Column storage, architecture aware • Fast performance with massive data • Live Query Engine • Attaches directly to corporate data stores • Compatible with data of all formats and sizes
  18. 18. Data Sources - Microsoft • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Access • Microsoft PowerPivot • SharePoint published and local file • Microsoft SQL Server • Microsoft Analysis Services • Multidimensional and Tabular • SharePoint Lists • Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket • OData, ODBC
  19. 19. Business Integration • JavaScript API • Subscriptions • Data Extract API • Administrator Views • Data Source Filters • SharePoint Web Part • Custom User Interfaces • Web Site Integration • PowerPoint Live Views Info:
  20. 20. SharePoint Web Part • How to insert Tableau Views in SharePoint Pages (Web Part) • Embed View into SharePoint (Microsoft SSPI) • Embed Views into SharePoint (Local Authentication)
  21. 21. PowerPoint Live Views • Embedding Live Tableau Server Views into PowerPoint LiveWeb required -
  22. 22. Demos
  23. 23. Summary Microsoft • Self-service BI in Excel, Power BI provides the tools you need to find data, shape and filter it how you want, model it, and visualize it. • All users can transform data into insight… with the tools they already know Tableau • • • • True Best of Class Visual Analytics and Dashboards Mobile BI for a wide variety of mobile device types Strong Application Integration, APIs and SharePoint Web Part Supplements, complements instead of replacing Microsoft… Try them yourself today!
  24. 24. Resources • Examples – Connecting to Data Sources • Custom SQL and Parameters • Tableau Dashboard Actions • Embedding Tableau Views • Training & Tutorials
  25. 25. What Questions Do You Have?
  26. 26. Thank You For attending this session
  • BrettSpradlin

    Nov. 7, 2015
  • CarlosEduardoDiazMen

    Nov. 6, 2015
  • WaheedMuhammad

    Dec. 2, 2014
  • MikeReid4

    Sep. 27, 2014
  • kazukikutsuzawa

    Sep. 13, 2014

Self-Service BI synergies, Tableau Software supplements versus replaces the Microsoft BI Stack. Fast rapid analytics and visualizations, ease of use, any data... Presented @ DevTeach Conference in Vancouver, BC December 4, 2013


Total views


On Slideshare


From embeds


Number of embeds