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Elastic Intelligence and Tableau Partner to Fast Track SaaS Data Into Tableau’s Best-in-Class Visualization Platform

Elastic Intelligence, the developer and marketer of the Connection Cloud, a revolutionary PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) platform, and Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, are partnering to bring Tableau users the industry’s easiest and fastest access to SaaS data.

“It’s a best-of-both-worlds partnership. Tableau has made its mark as the leader in fast data analytics and we hear many of our customers want to access SaaS data directly, rather than having to stage or move it into a data warehouse first. The Connection Cloud answers this need by accessing data in the cloud directly, where it resides, helping us fulfill our customer promise of fast visualization,” said Dan Jewett, Vice President of Product Management at Tableau Software.

“At the Tableau Customer Conference last month we were thrilled at the number of users who had an ‘aha’ moment when they learned about The Connection Cloud’s data connection services,” said Elastic Intelligence CEO Ajay Singh. “Customers saw how easy it was to access their SaaS data and pull it into their Tableau application. They were ready to try it immediately!”

The Connection Cloud solves the pain point of SaaS users needing to access their data for reporting and analysis. With The Connection Cloud, Tableau users can access all of their SaaS data in minutes, from where it resides, in real-time, for an economical, unlimited monthly subscription. It is a compelling alternative to building a data warehouse and implementing data integration tools that take months, and have budgets that easily run into six figures.

How The Connection Cloud helps Tableau Users be Fast and Current:

  • Enter the Cloud: Tableau is differentiated in the marketplace by its simplicity. It takes just minutes, using data residing in on-premise systems such as SAP, Oracle, or existing data warehouses or memory store systems, to create rich visualizations. The Connection Cloud essentially enhances Tableau’s offering by providing real-time access to SaaS data in the cloud. This means Tableau users now have fast, easy access to the ever-increasing amount of data now living in the cloud.
  • Real-Time Access: Tableau users can pull data, in real-time, from Netsuite, Intacct, Zendesk, Zuora, Facebook, and a growing list of other sources. Users can access exactly the data fields they need within just minutes so they can get precisely the report they want. And for an updated view, they just “refresh”.
  • Low Budget-High Value: The Connection Cloud is the most affordable, SaaS connection service available in the marketplace, based on single user or multiple user subscription. For the first time, Tableau users have a low cost yet highly effective solution to pull cloud data into their visualization, fast.

About Connection Cloud

Connection Cloud, developed and marketed by Elastic Intelligence, is the first and only real-time SQL-based Platform-as-a-Service for connecting to SaaS data for reporting, business intelligence (BI) and application development. Using Connection Cloud, business users and application developers can access their data from where it resides, eliminating the need for a data warehousing, or additional IT support. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Menlo Park, California. For more information, visit http://www.connectioncloud.com/

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner and IDC in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 10,000 companies get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial.

Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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