Tableau extends cloud-based analytics offer to Tokyo, Sydney

Tableau Software has expanded into Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) the footprint for the fully hosted SaaS offering, Tableau Online, with its launch in Tokyo and Sydney.

These new regions will provide customers with enhanced performance and new choices in data locality.  These are Tableau’s first regions in APJ and fifth worldwide including the United States and Europe, serving cloud-based analytics to new and existing Tableau Online customers across APJ.

“Given the current climate, which is changing how we work and how businesses operate, many organisations are accelerating their shift to the cloud,” said JY Pook, SVP of APJ at Tableau. “We have a large base of Tableau Online customers in APJ, and a growing call for local regions.”

The launch of the new regions in APJ helps reduce the distance between a customer’s data and their analytics service. The strategic placement in APJ reduces latency, with shorter load times and faster extract refreshes for customers. The regions make it easier for customers to comply with regional data residency regulations.

“Tableau Online—our analytics platform fully hosted in the cloud—is a fast-growing area of our business and we continue to expand our capabilities to meet our customers’ needs,” said Tom Walker, Tableau’s EVP for cloud. “Our investment in these two new regions in APJ will allow more and more customers to migrate their analytics to the cloud and help with their business transformations.”

One such customer is Airtasker, whose data lead Dan Gooden said they rapidly deployed Tableau Online in a cost-effective way, with little internal engineering support, “highlighting the ideal pace and seamlessness our suppliers need to model to propel us forward.”

Gooden said Tableau’s flexibility and ease of data exploration have enabled Airtasker to make sense of their data in a way that was previously not possible. “We make more data-informed decisions as a result.”

Tableau recently announced the general availability of 2020.2 which delivers new data modeling capabilities that simplifies the analysis of complex data with no coding or scripting skills required.

The release also introduced Metrics, a new mobile-first way for customers to instantly monitor key performance indicators, providing a custom, at-a-glance view of the most critical data, streamlined in one location.