Tableau + Datameer – simplifying Big Data Analytics

big data visualisationAttendees at the recent Big Data and Analytics in Banking agree that the lack of Hadoop skills remains one of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of big data analytics in South Africa.

While developing big data and analytics skills is important, companies investigating big data can reduce the impact of the skills shortage by taking advantage of modern platforms that simplify the complexity. Register for the joint Datameer / Tableau webinar to learn how to bring Your Big Data Analytics to Life without depending on scarce skills.

Visualisation tools, such as Tableau, have changed how Business Intelligence (BI) is delivered for many companies. Where, historically, business was dependent on IT to deliver dashboards, tools like Tableau provide a simpler, less technical interface that allows less technical users to create their own views of analytics.

This same ease of use makes Tableau a popular choice for companies investigating Big Data.

Yet, visualisation is the final step in a complex process.

In the traditional BI space, Tableau users are typically dependent on predefined data warehouse or Operational Data Store views of data – the complexities of preparing, integrating and aggregating raw data into a format that is useful to reporting are commonly still left to more technical, IT users.

Using standard Hadoop these complexities remain a significant challenge – one that is not dealt with by visualisation tools such as Tableau.

Instead, developers must typically write code – JAVA, Python, R – to add each data source, to investigate and measure data quality, to aggregate and join data sources, and to ask basic questions.

Research shows that 60% to 80% of the effort of big data analytics is taken up with this data preparation process.

A simpler, faster approach is necessary to truly unleash the power of big data analytics. [Tweet this]


Datameer’s big data management platform provides a simple, visual interface to cut this data preparation process short.  The Datameer platform runs natively against Hadoop and provides a host of features to improve data management within Hadoop, while reducing complexity.

Learn more – watch the Datameer tableau overview video

Using Datameer, analysts and IT staff can quickly and easily:

  • Manage access to data from over 60 predefined data sources – including relational databases; web sources like social media; and machine interfaces such as web logs
  • Visually investigate, join and aggregate data sets
  • Perform complex analytics and discover new insights
  • Deliver a Tableau friendly data lake within Hadoop.

The combination of Datameer and Tableau truly democratises big data analytics, while ensuring controls such as the protection of sensitive data from unauthorised users.

Most importantly, Datameer substantially shortens the time taken to prepare big data for visualisation and does not compromise on the many benefits inherent in the Hadoop platform.

To learn more, register for the webinar  Registered users that cannot make the live webinar will be able to access a recording,

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