Today, Treasure Data partnered with Tableau Software to enhance the ability of its customers to visualize and produce analytics on data stored within its platform. As a result of the partnership, “Tableau technology [will be] directly integrated into the Treasure Data Service,” meaning Treasure Data customers can easily take advantage of Tableau’s renowned data analytics and business intelligence capabilities. Tableau, meanwhile, stands to benefit from contributing to Treasure Data’s cloud-based, managed service for big data acquisition and analysis. Like Amazon Kinesis, Treasure Data is designed to accommodate the collection of data from sensors, internet feeds, machine logs and machine data from the internet of things. Given the managed nature of the offering, Treasure Data handles data management functionality such as the scaling of the database, fail-over, load balancing and replication. Subsequent to loading, customers can analyze and visualize their data in minutes as illustrated below:
As the graphic indicates, the Treasure Data service features two modalities of acquisition: deployment of a code-based “Treasure Agent” designed to collect real-time streaming data, or a bulk import from databases or applications by means of a parallel loading process. Customers have the option of filtering incoming data or storing it raw, within Treasure Data’s “proprietary database technology as well as Hadoop components.” Once data has been successfully loaded, customers can analyze the data using Tableau’s integrated technology, Treasure Viewer, SQL queries. Metric Insights or Excel.
Today’s news of Treasure Data’s partnership with Tableau builds upon a recent announcement regarding the company’s market traction as evinced by a quarterly growth rate of 50% for the addition of new customers, alongside a 90% quarterly growth rate for the amount of data stored within its platform. Treasure Data’s continued success will hinge on its ability to convince customers to opt for its fully managed big data acquisition and analytics platform as opposed to integrating a business intelligence platform on top of a Hadoop deployment. That said, Treasure Data’s technology for facilitating the acquisition of streaming data has few counterparts in the industry, until, of course, competitors emerge and multiply within the big data landscape.