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Kinetica Offers Geospatial Visualization Within Tableau at Unlimited Scale

The Kinetica geospatial extension for Tableau lets users view all their data in real time
San Francisco, CAMarch 30, 2021

Today, Kinetica, the streaming data warehouse that combines historical and streaming data analysis with powerful location intelligence and AI, announced a new Tableau extension. Kinetica’s new extension overcomes previous limitations to visualizing billions of geospatial data points within Tableau, helping customers filter data reflected in real time on their map, track objects through time and space, or detect patterns with heat maps.


“Seeing and analyzing location data at massive scale is crucial to modernizing business intelligence,” said Brian Matsubara, RVP of Global Technology Alliances at Tableau. “Combining Tableau’s ease of use and flexibility with Kinetica’s powerful location intelligence and AI will bring next-generation geospatial capabilities and map visualizations using billions of data points directly to our customers’ Tableau dashboards.”


Leveraging the Kinetica extension in Tableau will allow users who are not geospatial experts to incorporate location data into their analysis in the familiar Tableau interface at scale. Previously, geospatial visualizations in business intelligence platforms were constrained by client-side rendering technologies that are limited to displaying only several thousand records at once. Now, Tableau users can tap into Kinetica’s accelerated geospatial visualization capabilities on the server side, to instantly display massive amounts of location data on a map in Tableau. By avoiding the limitations of traditional client-side visualization, like downsampling and simplification prerequisites, Kinetica’s server-side rendering allows Tableau users to interact with and navigate millions or billions of points dynamically.


“Kinetica was built to treat the unique challenges of geospatial analytics as a priority,” said Nima Negahban, CTO at Kinetica. “For Tableau users to tap into our distributed geospatial engine, and visualize a nearly unlimited amount of location data, represents a breakthrough for geospatial analytics as a part of business intelligence.”


The Kinetica extension for Tableau is offered free to all Kinetica and Tableau users and is available both in the cloud and on-premises. It can be easily downloaded from the Tableau extension gallery here, and installed with just a few clicks. A Tableau license is required to use the extension.


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About Kinetica

Kinetica is the creator of the real-time analytical database for time series and spatial workloads with the unrivaled scale, speed and specialized analytics required for harnessing value from sensor and machine data. Many of the world's largest companies across the public sector, financial services, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, retail, automotive and beyond rely on Kinetica to create new location-driven solutions to outperform the competition, including the US Air Force, USPS, Citibank, T-Mobile, and others. Kinetica is a privately-held company, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including AWS, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Intel, Dell, Tableau, and Oracle. For more information and to try Kinetica, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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