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.

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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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I am sooo not worthy…

[Sarah Battersby has on previous occasions shown how outrageously smart she is, but she has blown my mind today. I am sooo not worthy…] I’ve been asked on occasion if we can show point data from one data source (containing … Continue reading

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Tableau Data Day Out – Recorded Sessions

As a follow-up to my last post, we now have all the presentation recordings from our Data Day Out event in Melbourne available for viewing. TITLE LENGTH Ideas that Should Die 32┬áMIN Scribbles and Lines 20┬áMIN Playing it Safe: Freedom … Continue reading

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More than Dots on a Map

At the recent Tableau Data Day Out in Melbourne, I presented a session entitled “More than Dots on a Map”. The idea was to show how Tableau could allow users to do spatial analysis of their data – irrespective of … Continue reading

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More on spatial file rendering

Following from my post yesterday I had a colleague ask me: “So what happens when you force client-side rendering at the detailed level? Does it blow up with too much data?” Interesting question. Let’s find out. (For those of you … Continue reading

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Spatial files and client/server rendering

In the pre-10.3 world, if we wanted to show custom regions on a map we had to use custom polygons. This approach was less than optimal for a number of reasons (probably the most painful of which was changing the … Continue reading

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