- Category: January 2018 - Trends and Predictions
Tableau Software, the leader in visual analytics, announced the roll out of Hyper, the new data engine technology included within Tableau 10.5. With Hyper's ability to slice and dice massive volumes of data in seconds, customers will see up to 5X faster query speed and up to 3X faster extract creation speed, providing faster insights for even larger data sets and giving organizations the ability to scale their analysis to more people.
"With Hyper data engine technology powering the entire Tableau platform, customers will take their analytics performance to the next level. Hyper's state of the art in-memory technology makes fast, easy visual analytics a reality for all customers," said Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer at Tableau. "We're incredibly proud of the work the Tableau team has done to deliver this game-changing data engine technology, embed it into the heart of Tableau's product, and most importantly, make it a seamless upgrade for our customers. Hyper brings increased performance and scalability to analysis, making data more useful at all levels in more organizations than ever before."
Hyper is Tableau's new in-memory data engine technology, designed for fast data ingest and analytical query processing on large or complex data sets. With enhanced extract creation and refresh performance, and support for even larger datasets, customers can choose to extract their data based on the needs of the business, without concern for scheduling limitations. Furthermore, to keep customers in the flow of their analysis, Hyper can complete queries on large data sets in seconds. With fast query performance, complex dashboards open faster, filters are snappier, and adding new fields to visualizations is almost instantaneous. Originally incubated at the renowned Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, Tableau acquired the commercial spin off and integrated the technology into the product in fewer than 18 months.
Hyper also helps customers scale their extracts for broad usage by leveraging the latest multi-core processor advancements and employing novel workload parallelization techniques. Hyper's patent-pending technology is a fast in-memory system designed for transactional and analytical workloads without compromising performance. By leveraging cutting edge query optimization techniques and a single columnar storage state for all workloads, Hyper will help bring customers closer to their data.
"In our business, fast paced questions need even faster answers. From our beta testing thus far, it's clear that on complex data sets, Hyper can take our data-driven decision making to the next level," said Rory Abbazio, Director, IT Data Analytics at National Grid. "To that end, Hyper has the potential to be a strategic game changer for us. In addition to substantially improving the performance of our visualizations, we see an opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs by leveraging the Tableau Data Engine exclusively."
Hyper has gone through extensive customer and internal validation including a seven-month pre-release program and nightly performance testing with 62,000 workbooks. Upgrading to Hyper is seamless; customers can simply upgrade to Tableau 10.5 and no data migration is needed.
With Hyper, Tableau continues to give customers choice and flexibility in their data analysis, as they can choose how they want to connect to their data. Customers can leverage Tableau's hybrid architecture with live and extract options, as well as its portfolio of more than 65 connectors to more than 75 data sources.
Also included in the release is Tableau Server on Linux and the ability to embed multiple visualizations in a single view with Viz in Tooltip. Hyper, along with the rest of Tableau 10.5 capabilities, including drag-and-drop power trend lines, a new Box connector, and Tableau Mobile updates, will be available to all customers in all products this week. Tableau 10.5 also includes nested projects, giving customers more fine-tuned control over content organization and permissions. This makes it easier to organize workbooks, so everyone in an organization can find what they are looking for. Folder permissions can also be customized at each project level, or with a top down permissioning structure. A free trial is available at www.tableau.com/trial.