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  • The insight behind Tableau’s interactive data visualization software may be simple, but the technology is far from it.”

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    Big-Data Success Stories: Tableau Software

    Tableau Software was born out of the simple idea that databases should generate pictures instead of a bunch of numbers. "Every instance of people turning raw data into something useful includes turning it into a picture," said Christian Chabot, its chief executive and co-founder.

    The insight behind Tableau's interactive data visualization software may be simple, but the technology is far from it. VizQL, the visualization query language that powers the software, was developed at Stanford University by Chris Stolte and Pat Hanrahan, a founding employee at Pixar and the chief architect of that company's RenderMan visualization and 3D rendering software an effort that won him two Oscars...

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  • It’s taking business analytics mainstream.”

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    Bloomberg Businessweek

    Applying The Pixar Magic To Spreadsheets

    If you were to draw a Venn diagram with "data scientist" in one circle and "Academy Award Winner" in the other, there's probably only one person who fits in the overlapping area: Stanford University professor Pat Hanrahan.

    The computer scientist is a graphics expert and former Pixar engineer who has spent much of his career designing software to make movie special effects and animations more realistic. These days he's spending less time with Sharon Stone and Jennifer Garner (the actresses who presented his two Oscars) and more with business analysts at Zynga, Wal-Mart Stores, and Ebay. Those are just a few of the companies that have fallen for Tableau Software, created by the Seattle startup of the same name co-founded in 2003 by Hanrahan. It's kind of a high-powered, highly visual Excel..."

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  • Great people, great product, great
    customers.”

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    Great place to work!"

    Pros

    Great people, great product, great customers. Engineers are all very smart. Marketing, sales, engineering all work together. Management is smart and cares about the company and the people. It is a pleasure to work on something that people love to use.

    Cons

    It is a second stage startup. This isn't the place to go if you want to start in a garage. But there is plenty of growth potential also.

    –Tableau Senior Software Engineer, posted to Glassdoor.com
  • The engineering staff is top notch – you get to work with really bright people without egos getting in the way.”

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    Satisfying place to work!"

    Pros

    The products are excellent and the roadmap for future improvements is genuinely exciting. The engineering staff is top notch - you get to work with really bright people without egos getting in the way. The (rapidly growing) customer base is almost fanatical in their love of the product. Work/life balance is achievable here compared to most places. What you do here actually matters - people are going to use and depend on what you build.

    Cons

    Late stage startup so if you are looking for a garage startup where there is no technical baggage or a huge company where you can just hide and slack, this isn't it.

    Advice to Senior Management

    Keep up the good communication and the solid, inclusive planning.

    –Anonymous, posted to Glassdoor.com
  • Tableau marries data computation with beautiful graphics...”

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    Business Tools Get Animated

    Former Pixar engineer Pat Hanrahan has found a new calling—organizing and analyzing business data, and bringing the information to life.

    How many enterprise software executives can brag that they have been feted by Hollywood? At least one: Pat Hanrahan, a Stanford University professor and co-founder of Seattle-based Tableau Software, earned a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for visual-effects technology he designed while working at Steve Jobs' Pixar, where he was an early employee..."

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  • The products are excellent and the roadmap for future improvements is genuinely exciting”

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    Satisfying place to work!"

    Pros

    The products are excellent and the roadmap for future improvements is genuinely exciting. The engineering staff is top notch - you get to work with really bright people without egos getting in the way. The (rapidly growing) customer base is almost fanatical in their love of the product. Work/life balance is achievable here compared to most places. What you do here actually matters - people are going to use and depend on what you build.

    Cons

    Late stage startup so if you are looking for a garage startup where there is no technical baggage or a huge company where you can just hide and slack, this isn't it.

    Advice to Senior Management

    Keep up the good communication and the solid, inclusive planning.

    –Anonymous, posted to Glassdoor.com
  • Great breadth and depth of technologies”

    —Software Engineer
    via Glassdoor.com

    Software Engineer, Glassdoor

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  • Tableau has created a new way for companies to store and visualize data... Used by more than 5,000 clients from Apple to The Dallas Cowboys to Zynga.”

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    Tech Flash

    Tableau Software CEO Christian Chabot is looking to double the size of the 136-person company in the next 18 months, an ambitious goal but one that the former venture capitalist says is needed on its quest to become the state's next billion-dollar software business.

    "We've pretty much come like a coiled spring out of the difficult 2009 year and are growing gangbusters, both in terms of customer wins and sales growth," says Chabot. "We are a hungry research-intensive technology company with big growth dreams, so when our revenue starts to explode it immediately turns into job openings..."

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