I started working with Tableau in my previous job and really liked what I could do with it. And recently in SAP I worked with Business Object. Here just I’ve looked at the market of these two products briefly without any bias.
Tableau is a BI-focused software company that produces a wide range of interactive visualization tools that help businesses analyze large quantities of data in a quick, intuitive, and user-friendly way. Tableau customers are Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, CharlesSchwab, Citigroup, Coca-ColaCompany, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae,Ferrari, French Red Cross, GoldmanSachs, Google, the Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy’s, Merck, the New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, the US Army, the US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
Tableau Desktop- : – A drag-and-drop desktop program that allows users to quickly analyze, sort, and visualize big data in record time. (Pricing: Professional edition – $1,999 per user, first year; $399 per year thereafter. Personal edition – $999 per user, first year; $199 per year thereafter)
Tableau Server: – Browser-based analytics with an interactive dashboard. Sharable, usable BI available for desktop and mobile use. Tableau Online: – The hosted version of Tableau Server, enabling users to share live, interactive dashboards within the company as well as with partners and customers. (Pricing: $500-$1,000 per user, per year)
Tableau Reader: – A free PC app that enables sharing of data visualization created with Tableau Desktop. (Pricing: Free)
Tableau Public: – Website enhancement with interactive data storytelling. No programming necessary to create, publish, or share visualizations. (Pricing: Free)
Business Objects is SAP’s Business Intelligence solution, which is comprised of a number of different solution modules. Business Objects puts reliable, real-time and relevant business information at your fingertips, enabling you to have clearer insight into your business and helping you make informed and quick business decisions. Business Objects is deployed simply and cost-effectively, making optimal use of existing IT resources and infrastructure. Customers are SRAM, Kennametal, Fairfax Water, British American Tobacco, Velux, and FedEx