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Over 6 years ago
There's a lot of info on the web on this but the most succinct is probably Tableau's own release docs: http://www.tableausoftware.com/new-features/8.0 http://www.tableausoftware.com/new-features/server-enhancements
Almost 7 years ago
I see where you are coming from and agree with it for some use cases, not for others. Tableau, and other data discovery tools, have a metadata layer and calculation functionality that enable quite a lot of transformation, joining, summarising and in Tableau's case…
Almost 7 years ago
Couple of corrections if I may: 1) Tableau Desktop doesn't come in personal and enterprise versions. You can get a free trial version of the full product for 21 days but to use it for longer you'll have to buy it. 2) Tableau Reader is a free desktop viewing client, not…

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10 years business experience in life insurance industry, followed by 15 years experience as an analyst developer in a wide range of technologies, including:
COBOL, PL1, CICS, Mantis on IBM mainframe
C++, Java, VB(6)

Currently working as a lead analyst and developer in Business Intelligence, delivering data warehousing and reporting using Oracle, PLSQL, Application Express, Discoverer (OLAP and OLTP), Tableau, SQL Server 2008R2 and SSIS.