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November 7, 2014

Tableau and Infosys to unlock power of Big Data

Partnership which will see Infosys mine Tableau for its data analytics talent.

By Ben Sullivan

Infosys and Tableau are set to join forces, as both firms look to capitalise on big data.

Tableau’s analytics technology will be given the platform of Infosys’ client reach, helping clients ‘unlock the power’ of big data in the enterprise.

Tableau CEO, Christian Chabot, said that the partnership is an exciting step forward for his firm in helping customers understand their data.

He said: "Infosys’ deep expertise delivering enterprise technology solutions and its global presence will help bring Tableau to more businesses and people who want to make data-driven decisions."

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, turned to the economic benefits of the Tableau partnership, saying that Infosys has seen substantial interest from its clients in Tableau’s offerings.

"We will bring our scale and expertise in mission critical enterprise software solutions, big data and in education and training, together with the power of Tableau analytics and visualization to help enterprises rethink business intelligence."

However, Tableau is one of the analytics firms recently criticised by software firm Tibco. Brian Gentile, SVP Tibco Analytics told CBR that Tableau’s business intelligence portfolio lacks breadth.

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"While Tableau is good at a certain set of analysis and visualisation tasks, there is a lack of breadth," Gentile said.

Gentile also criticised Qlik and Oracle, but Bradley Shimmin, an analyst with Current Analysis, refuted Tibco’s accusations.

He said: "The numbers you see from Qlik and Tableau would seem to indicate otherwise.

"My perception in talking to all of these vendors is that there is still plenty of room for specialisation in the marketplace."

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