I just got the message from on high that all new development will be in Tableau. We are not far from Tableau's corporate offices so you can imagine how many of their sales reps are swarming around. They are even on our Board.
I probably won't go to Summit because I won't be able to implement all the cool new stuff I learn there.
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Posts: 116 | Location: Seattle, WA | Registered: April 07, 2015
So far, what we're doing is creating synonyms from the Tableau SQL. We're using their output, chart and reports as mock-ups to rebuild them in WebFOCUS. So far, so good. Which is to say that everything we've done is better (No surprise there, right?).
Posts: 2967 | Location: Middle Tennessee [8204M Gen48 in Test&Prod] | Registered: February 23, 2005
hmmm..why better? We are on the old lowly wf8001 hoping to upgrade BUT...we also have tableau and to be honest it kicks WH 8001 a$$ in so far a graphing. FYI we stage data for each. The power for us in WF is in the portal and custom reporting done using FML...ideally there is room for both tools....
My experience is that if there is room for both tools, there is room for other tools, and you will end up with a disparate collection of products that all partially cover part of any requirements, increasing costs in supporting and maintaining the infrastructure.
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Posts: 6053 | Location: Land of the Darug people, Terra Australis Incognita | Registered: October 31, 2006
Ugh, similar stuff hasbeen happening here as of late. PowerBI Desktop got a foot in and now we are jumping through hoops to work around its rather limited connectivity options.
PowerBI claims to support all kinds of databases, but in reality only a few support "Direct Query" - in all other cases it downloads the entire dataset to your desktop. And yet they have the nerve to call it "PowerBI"...
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