Thompson says that they designed the new building to function well with centralized conference rooms and individualized work stations.

Sneak peek at Tableau’s new Seattle engineering center, a ‘dev heaven’ in a former gym

The squash court is gone, and so are the treadmills, stationary bikes and weight lifting equipment. But those who look closely at Tableau Software’s soon-to-open engineering center in the former Sound Mind & Body gym in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood may recognize the basketball court. Nope, the company didn’t keep the full court hardwood as an… Read More


Tableau Software continues to grow, tops 1,500 employees

Tableau Software is bursting at the seams at its Fremont headquarters, growing so fast that it even plans to move into the former Sound Mind & Body gym later this month. And the pace of hiring does not appear to be slowing down at the maker of data visualization products. In the company’s second quarter… Read More


Tableau shares up 3% after earnings beat expectations with $90M in revenue

Shares of Tableau Software were up 3 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the company beat analyst expectations in its quarterly earnings report. For Q2 2014, the Seattle-based maker of data visualization tools made $90.7 million in revenue, an increase of 82 percent from this time last year. Analysts expected $79.7 million in revenue. Tableau also posted a… Read More


How the Sounders use wearables to improve soccer player fitness, with help from Tableau

With most sports, a healthy body is essential to success. That’s certainly true in soccer, where players run around the pitch for nearly 10 miles per match and make a series of sprints that require tip-top physical health. To help ensure that its players are performing to the best of their ability, the Seattle Sounders FC uses a unique… Read More


Here’s what Tableau CEO Christian Chabot thinks about competing against Microsoft, MicroStrategy and everyone else

Microsoft is making a big play in big data, with CEO Satya Nadella noting at the company’s “Insights Await” event in San Francisco last month that he planned to invest heavily in business intelligence tools that are designed to help users make more sense out of data. That’s squarely in line with Tableau Software’s mission… Read More

Christian Chabot at the GeekWire Meetup earlier this year.

Tableau for Mac is coming … finally

For years, Tableau Software employees have fielded questions from companies and individuals asking when a Mac version of the data visualization software would be coming. The Seattle company always deflected those questions, too busy focusing on bigger opportunities. But not anymore. On a conference call with analysts Tuesday, CEO Christian Chabot noted that a Mac… Read More


Shares of Tableau Software skyrocket as profits soar

Tableau Software is enjoying life on Wall Street. The Seattle company, a maker of software to visualize data, saw its shares spike more than 15 percent in Tuesday trading after the company posted strong fourth quarter and full year results. The company, which debuted on the New York Stock Exchange last year, saw fourth quarter… Read More


The year in quotes: From Ballmer to Bezos to Bitcoin

Wow, what a year! From Amazon drones to Steve Ballmer’s retirement to spectacularly performing IPOs, the tech industry took some wild twists and turns in 2013. Here’s our look back at the action, with some of our favorite quotes of the year. What are your favorite (or least favorite) moments of the year? December  “I… Read More


Here they are: GeekWire’s 2013 Newsmakers of the Year

It has been a giant year for news at many of the Seattle region’s technology companies — with successful IPOs, historic transitions, surprising technology plans and comeback stories keeping the GeekWire news team busy throughout the year. And with that as the backdrop, we are pleased to present an annual tradition, the unveiling of the… Read More


Tableau looks to help clients mash-up data with new cloud-based Tableau Online

Fresh off its initial public offering, Seattle-based Tableau Software today is unveiling a new cloud-based product called Tableau Online which allows users to easily share business data with customers, employees and partners. The company already offers downloadable business analytics tools, such as Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. With the addition of the new product, Ellie Fields,… Read More


Journalists, look out: Tableau Public projects will soon be even more public

Tableau Software charges for its premium software and technologies to visualize data in interactive charts, with security protections for confidential information. The company’s free Tableau Public service is different. As its name implies, Tableau Public is designed to be used with public data. It’s popular among journalists, bloggers and others. Tableau cautions Tableau Public users that the… Read More


Strong debut: Tableau closes first day of trading up 63%

Champagne corks were popping this morning at Tableau Software offices as the Seattle-based company celebrated the biggest tech IPO so far this year. And I am sure the bars in Fremont — the quirky Seattle neighborhood that Tableau calls home — are crawling with newly-minted paper millionaires tonight. (Tableau execs are under a lock-up, preventing… Read More


Q&A with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot: ‘We’ve been working our whole lives to become an overnight success’

Seven years ago in small office space in the Fremont neighborhood, Tableau Software CEO Christian Chabot boldly told me that his 25-person enterprise software company would be the next billion dollar company from Seattle. “We believe it, like we believe anything,” Chabot said at the time. Today, that belief finally became a reality as Tableau skyrocketed in… Read More