Christian Chabot: “Every instance of people turning raw data into something useful includes turning it into a picture”
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.
Unlike many emerging data technologies, Tableau was built for structured data—whatever fits nicely into rows and columns […]
As a final note, Tableau is able to draw some of the most beautiful graphics I’ve seen. They are much nicer even than Horace Dediu’s graphics.
Original title and link: Tableau Software: The Good, the Tech, and the Bad ( ©myNoSQL)