Yes, you can connect Tableau to SparkSQL (Spark 1.1)

As a data scientist and engineer, I appreciate that Apache Spark  has many components to make it easy to analyze, gain insight, and to generate recommendations from my data.  However, as noted within my previous presentation , one of the things missing is an easy way for analysts to visualize their data. The good news is there is an easy way to gain visuals of your data by connecting Tableau to SparkSQL!  As noted in my Tableau Data14 presentation (slides are embedded below), there is an unofficial method to connect Tableau to SparkSQL. For more information, please read on at An Absolutely…

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How Concur uses Big Data to get you to Tableau Conference On Time

Last week, I was excited to meet old SQL BI community friends in the same venue (Washington State Convention Center) but for the Tableau Conference Data14 (as opposed to SQLPASS). It was a lot of fun and I really appreciated the opportunity to speak about Tableau, BI, and Big Data … just like old times! A big shout out to Cloudera for sponsoring Concur and myself for Tableau Conference – thanks! The session abstract was: Many of you attending the Tableau Customer Conference probably used Concur to book your flights. Did you know that at the heart of Concur is…

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