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Tableau is a family of interactive data visualization and business intelligence software that lets you explore, visualize, and share data securely.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Note: Affiliates cannot download Tableau software, but may access tableau.mit.edu (valid MIT certificates and/or a Touchstone account required).

Benefits and key features

  • Analyze your data and get quick answers to questions through visualizations, interactive dashboards, and data tables.
  • Connect directly to data in the Data Warehouse, Excel spreadsheets, and other data sources.
  • Publish the views you’ve created and share them. Users can view those dashboards through Tableau Server’s web interface, embed them on websites, or share a link via email. All this can be done securely, with visual permission settings to manage data access.
  • With Tableau Server you can filter data, drill down or drill up on the data, highlight related data in multiple views, or add new data to enhance your analysis.
  • Create your own views using the same data with Tableau Server’s web authoring capabilities.

Getting started