Meet our new book — Tableau Cookbook 2019.x

Feb 22, 2019 · 3 min read

Rock Your Data is an Alliance Partner of Tableau in Canada and helps customers to adopt Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Apart from consulting work, Rock Your Data is enjoying to share knowledge. For example, it is working with the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and a number of local non-profit organization and help them to learn important skills about data analytics.

Recently, RYD team wrote and published new Tableau Book with Packt PublishingTableau Cookbook 2019.x

Tableau Cookbook 2019.x cover

This is the first book about Tableau that is going beyond Tableau itself. It has many new topics such as Tableau Server on Linux, Tableau API, Tableau Prep, Tableau for BigData and Best Practices for ETL.

What will you learn from the book?

This book is enriched with features such as Tableau extracts, Tableau advanced calculations, geospatial analysis, and building dashboards. It will guide you with exciting data manipulation, storytelling, advanced filtering, expert visualization, and forecasting techniques using real-world examples. From basic functionalities of Tableau to complex deployment on Linux, you will cover it all. Moreover, you will learn advanced features of Tableau using R, Python, and various APIs. You will learn how to prepare data for analysis using the latest Tableau Prep. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how Tableau fits the modern world of analytics and works with modern data platforms such as Snowflake and Redshift. In addition, you will learn about the best practices of integrating Tableau with ETL using Matillion ETL.

By the end of the book, you will be ready to tackle business intelligence challenges using Tableau’s features.

What you will learn

  • Understand the basic and advanced skills of Tableau Desktop
  • Implement best practices of visualization, dashboard, and storytelling
  • Learn advanced analytics with the use of build in statistics
  • Deploy the multi-node server on Linux and Windows
  • Use Tableau with big data sources such as Hadoop, Athena, and Spectrum
  • Cover Tableau built-in functions for forecasting using R packages
  • Combine, shape, and clean data for analysis using Tableau Prep
  • Extend Tableau’s functionalities with REST API and R/Python

Who this book is for

Tableau 2019.x Cookbook is for data analysts, data engineers, BI developers, and users who are looking for quick solutions to common and not-so-common problems faced while using Tableau products. Put each recipe into practice by bringing the latest offerings of Tableau 2019.x to solve real-world analytics and business intelligence challenges. Some understanding of BI concepts and Tableau is required.

Why this book has Data Warehouse and ETL?

In most of the cases, Tableau is the top of the iceberg of a typical analytics solution.

Usually, organizations build Data Warehouse using one of the modern platforms such as Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, Azure SQL Data Warehouse or Google Big Query. In addition, they are using Matillion ETL is a core orchestration tool that will simplify and accelerate data integration process. And finally, they will deploy the best self-service BI tool — Tableau.

As a result, it is crucial to understand the core principles of building modern Analytics Solution.

Modern Architecture.

PS Special thank for co-authors who help us to deliver and write this wonderful book.

About Rock Your Data

Rock Your Data is a consulting and technology company based in Vancouver, BC with a focus on secure and scalable cloud analytic solutions using top-tier cloud vendors.

Our mission is to provide high-quality analytic solutions for Canadian companies and help them drive business with informed decisions by leveraging powerful and modern cloud capabilities.

All consultants are passionate about analytics and built solutions across the globe accumulating 10+ years of BI/DW/ETL experience.

About Matillion

Matillion ETL is a powerful cloud ELT platform that can handle any size project and dramatically increase the speed of development. It was built for the cloud and works with Amazon Redshift, Snowflake and Google BigQuery.

About Snowflake

Snowflake is a new generation Data Warehouse Platform and it is true Data Warehouse as a Service (DaaS).

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