What’s new in Tableau 2020.4

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Tableau 2020.4 version is here with new features and valuable improvements. Tableau offers us every year 4 great updates of its products that meet users’ needs and their requirements. The main features of all Tableau versions can be consulted here. As always, the latest version of this year does not disappoint us, and the new features promise to make our work easier in terms of building and scaling our analyzes.

But let’s see what’s new in Tableau 2020.4:

New features in Tableau 2020.4 – Analytics made for your workflow

1. Tableau Prep Builder in the Browser

Starting with 2020.4 version, Tableau Prep users will be able to prepare their data from any desktop or laptop and from any browser, all in one integrated platform on the web. From now on, the only condition for using Tableau Prep will be the internet connection, without limiting users to certain devices on which Tableau apps are installed. This only makes us happy, especially in today’s context, when mobility is so necessary. Moreover, it seems that Tableau builds a very close and solid connection between his desktop products and cloud services. With this new feature, IT administrators will only have to upgrade their server so that all users benefit from the latest version of Prep.

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2. Spatial Analytics Enhancements

→ Geospatial visualizations in Tableau 2020.4 come with several major improvements. The most important is that now we can add several marks layers on a single map. Basically, starting with the latest version from 2020, we are now able to add unlimited spatial layers on a map. This new feature also makes us happy because it helps us to add a more specific context to our analyzes, so that in the end we can understand them more easily.

→ Another important feature related to geospatial analysis is given by a new connector to tables in Redshift that contain spatial data. With this new connector, users expand their analysis possibilities based on spatial data and can instantly visualize the data provided by Redshift.

→ Additionally, starting with Tableau 2020.4, Tableau Prep imports, recognizes, and exports spatial data. This new feature makes it easier for users to include the spatial data needed for their analysis, in the data preparation workflow.

→ Another important feature that improves geospatial analysis is the ability to build offline spatial analysis in Tableau Server. Thus, users in organizations with strict internet access requirements will be able to access and build analytics with spatial and offline data in Tableau Server.

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3. Resource Monitoring Tool for Tableau Server on Linux

Resource Monitoring Tool as part of the Server Management Add-on, is now available for Linux deployments. With Tableau 2020.4 release, Tableau Server users using Linux will be able to monitor server status. They will have a greater visibility on the hardware and software performance of the environments developed on Tableau Server.

4. Predictive modeling functions improvements

Predictive modeling functions are extended by two more. In Tableau 2020.4 users have the option to select two additional models in predictive modeling functions, the regularized linear regression and Gaussian process regression. These two complement the default model of linear regression. Moreover, users get immediate visual feedback when they change the model from the calculation.

Tableau 2020.4 brings us many new features to help us capitalize on our data. With each new release, we can enjoy new methods of scaling and improving our analytics. In the end, we can only say that data analytics with Tableau is more and more intuitive, helping us to ask the questions that matter, in the key moments of our organizations.

Find out more about all Tableau features released this year and download the latest version for free. For support in your data analytics process or for other additional information, feel free to contact us.

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