Author Archives: Alan Eldridge

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.

Snowflake and Tableau – in action!

A few days ago I was invited to present Snowflake as part of a webinar run with our partner BockCorp. Check out the recording of the session here, which includes an overview of the Snowflake architecture as well as a … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Using Tableau with Snowflake

As announced in my last post, since joining Snowflake I’ve been working on a whitepaper that provides best practice guidance for using Tableau with our built-for-the-cloud data warehouse. Well, I’m pleased to report that it’s done. Or at least, done … Continue reading

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Tableau and Snowflake

Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been a bit quiet of late. Probably to be expected, what with getting my head around all the new stuff here at Snowflake. Also, properly relaxing over Christmas and summer requires a degree of focus … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hexbin Scatterplot in Tableau

An interesting tweet came across my Twitter-stream the other day, showing a hexbin scatterplot chart type for Power BI: Having just presented a session at TC17 on working with dense data where Sarah Battersby and I covered (among other things) … Continue reading

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Loupe Tooltips

Well, it’s been a hectic week in Las Vegas for our customer conference but I have a brief window to put up this post. If you’ve been here, I hope you had a great time and learned heaps! One of … Continue reading

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Letting go of custom SQL

I thought it might be helpful to share with you a recent experience where I was helping a customer who was complaining of slow performing workbooks. When I arrived their Tableau analyst showed me a couple of workbooks that were … Continue reading

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