The new DataSelf Analytics 9
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Check out the Tableau Releases Notes for version 9.0
Related article: DataSelf Analytics 9.2 – New DataSelf Analytics interface – powered by Tableau 9.2


Analytics Pane

The DataSelf Analytics 9 interface lets you experiment at will — as the tool fades to the background. Drag reference lines, forecasts, trend lines, box plots, and other analytics right onto your view.



Instant Analytics

Select a subset of marks to see how its average, trend, or distribution compares to the whole.



Fast Marks & Tooltips

Where your mouse goes, your data follows with tooltips. You see what mark represent what data.



Smart Calculations Editor

Make or modify calculations that take effect right in front of your eyes. Enter field names and functions, let autocomplete help, and preview your changes.

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Level of Detail Expressions

Get the level of detail you need. The new Level of Detail Expressions let you specify the exact level of detail right in a calculation without adding fields to your view.


New Level of Detail Expressions help you answer tough questions easily. Specify the exact level of detail right in a calculation without adding fields to your view. Learn more.


Answer the “where” questions more easily. Search in the map or lasso data points, because geographic borders don’t follow straight lines. Also, see geographical context with up-to-date data from the United States Census.

Geographic Search

Search by name and DataSelf Analytics will find and zoom in to continents, countries, states, provinces, counties, cities, and postcodes around the world. geo-search


Fast Navigation & Selection

Moving around maps is faster and more intuitive. Click to pan and double click to zoom. Geographic borders don’t follow straight lines and now you don’t have to either. Choose groups of marks anywhere on the map using the new lasso and radial select tools.


U.S. Census Data

Updated United States Census layers provide context for your mapped data.


Expanded Global Data

Newly updated locations on every continent provide more detailed and accurate maps. Countries and territories with new data include Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, South Africa, and many others.



Exploring and presenting your data is easier, faster, and more beautiful than ever before.

New Start Experience

A new start experience for a new generation of data exploration. Access training and see great work from the community right from the start screen.



Rich Story Points Formatting

Great stories guide and captivate viewers. New formatting for DataSelf Analytics Story Points helps you tell your story your way.



Preview Thumbnails

Quickly preview your sheets before using them for dashboards and stories.



Pivot & Split

Pivot cross-tab data back into normalized columns with a few clicks. Break up compound data in a single column into multiple fields. Use more of your data, faster.


Data Interpreter

DataSelf Analytics detects your data range and removes extraneous titles, text, and images. Tame messy data sets with just a click of the mouse.



Metadata Grid

View just the metadata for your connections. Quickly rename fields, hide columns, and adjust data types. Initiate splits, pivots, and merges right from the view.



Statistical File Connector

Directly open your SAS, SPSS, and R data files in Tableau using the new Statistical File connector. Join and blend these data connections like other file-based data sources.



 Cloud & Big Data Connections

Amazon Elastic MapReduce Connector

Connect directly to your Amazon EMR-hosted Hadoop clusters and put the massively-scaled computing power of Amazon EMR into the hands of business users.

Improved Amazon Redshift Connector

The new Amazon Redshift driver delivers even faster query speeds for people using Amazon’s fully-hosted, petabyte-scalable data warehouse service.

Spark SQL Connector

Take advantage of open-source query innovation inside your Hadoop framework with Tableau’s new connector for Spark SQL.

Faster Salesforce Connector

Load dashboards up to 10x faster with our new connector. More flexible join options and new preferences help you refine data extracts.


Intuitive Interface

A new welcome screen greets you. From here you can view all workbooks on a single page, search across all content, and see breadcrumbs as you navigate.


Visual User Permissions

See and adjust permissions for groups and individual users with the new visual permissions page. visualuser


Enterprise Grade

Brand New at the Core

DataSelf Analytics has been completely rewritten and now feature the latest improvements in Java and Apache Solr. New admin views give deeper insights into users and performance.

Secure Connections

DataSelf Analytics Desktop and DataSelf Analytics  Server now support SSL encryption for MySQL, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.

High Availability

New processes enable true high availability for DataSelf Analytics Web Server and greatly improve scalability. An automated Cluster Controller and a new File Store process handle reliable data replication. A streamlined configuration workflow rounds out the package.


Individual performance improvements in DataSelf Analytics 9 combine to provide unprecedented overall speed increases across workbooks. Caching and consolidation completely eliminate some queries. Other queries run faster on extracts, or process in parallel for quicker load times.

Consolidated Queries

Big improvements in the DataSelf Analytics Data Engine lead to significantly faster query results of extracts. Data Engine Vectorization and Parallel Aggregation fully leverage today’s multi-core and multi-threaded CPUs.

Parallel Queries

All independent views have their queries sent to the database simultaneously. These Parallel Queries return data to DataSelf Analytics faster, meaning your dashboards load faster.

Query Fusion

Query Fusion runs a single combined query, replacing multiple individual queries for views that have the same level of detail. This reduces the workload on your database and improves load times.

Reused Queries

Instantly load workbooks and views with cached data from previously returned queries. DataSelf Analytics Desktop and DataSelf Analytics Web Server now avoid re-running the same queries, resulting in near-instant load times.


DataSelf Analytics is powered by Tableau, MS SQL Server, DataSelf ETL and 5,000+ reports, dashboards & KPIs. DataSelf provides Tableau OEM and/or Regular licenses depending on the client’s specific needs. Please contact DataSelf Corp to learn more.


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New DSA 9


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