On November 9, 2021, Ron Miller spoke with Amalgam Insights’ CEO and Chief Analyst, Hyoun Park, for his article in TechCrunch, New integration lets you query Tableau data in Slack by typing a question.
In fact, this capability builds on some functionality the company announced earlier this summer, including Ask Data and Explain Data, says Hyoun Park, CEO and chief analyst at Amalgam Insights. He believes that these capabilities, especially the query feature, could open up data analysis to a group of people who weren’t capable of interacting deeply with data in the past.
“There have been other integrations between Slack and other analytic solutions that use natural language, such as ThoughtSpot. However, the ability to quickly bring Slack and Tableau together and gain access to a breadth of analysis tools via natural language makes this one of the biggest announcements ever to open up analytic access for millions of users who would otherwise lack the data skills to dig deeply into Tableau analytic outputs,” Park told me.
He says that by taking this approach Tableau is not just making this kind of data more widely available, it essentially is making Slack the user interface for the core Tableau product. He points out that it also builds on Einstein Discovery for Tableau, which enables Tableau to take advantage of Salesforce’s AI engine.
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