Endings and Beginnings

Well it was a bittersweet day on Friday. After 6+ years at Tableau I have decided that it’s time for a new challenge. Tomorrow I start my first day at Snowflake Computing, a company that is revolutionising the cloud analytic database market.


I’m going to continue to blog here and given I still have a deep love for Tableau, some (many) of my posts will continue to be about it and data visualisation in general. However, I’ll also be posting about Snowflake and interesting things I’m learning as I settle in to my new role. Given that a primary use case for Snowflake is BI and analytics, the two topics should be quite complementary.

Thanks for your support and questions over the past few years and I hope you continue to find my ramblings informative.

About Alan Eldridge

Hi. I'm Alan. By day I manage the APAC sales engineering team for Snowflake Computing. By night, I'm a caped crusader. Or sleeping. Most often it's sleeping.
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8 Responses to Endings and Beginnings

  1. Jane Crofts says:

    Thank you, Alan, for the energy, expertise and humour you brought to Tableau in Australia. I wish you every success in your new venture and hope to cross paths again someday soon.

  2. Sad to hear that Tableau are going to use such a valuable member of the team. As the first hire in Australia, to where Tableau are now, you have been pivotal in their local( and regional, and international) growth. See ya at SnowFlake.

  3. Peter Fakan says:

    Thanks for inspiring me on countless occasions Alan.

  4. Michael W Cristiani says:

    You have secured a brilliant legacy, Alan, so thank you! Best wishes as you venture on!

  5. Jag says:

    Hi Alan,

    Congrats on the new role at Snowflake and thank you for helping me with my Tableau queries. Its a coincidence that I’m exploring for a data warehouse solution and shortlisted Microsoft and Snowflake. We use Alteryx Designer, Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server and if you can share some insight on how Snowflake might be a better option? We are soon migrating our core application to Microsoft Azure and database to Azure SQL Server.


  6. Marnie Morales says:

    Congratulations, Alan, on your new adventure! Best wishes!

  7. Jim B. says:

    Best of luck mate! I’ll expect nothing less then great success as you’ve done in the past.

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