Tableau opens new Dublin data centre

12 Jan 2016

Data visualisation company Tableau Software has continued its Irish investment with the opening of a new data centre in Dublin, its first in Europe.

Part of Tableau’s September announcement of a tripling of its workforce in Ireland, the new data centre will help the company satisfy a growing number of clients outside its US home.

The news helps the company bring its workforce towards its 120-strong goal – just 40 were employed prior to last September.

“With the opening of our European data centre, we are responding to a desire from customers to choose where they host their data,” said James Eiloart, VP of Tableau’s European operations.

“We take our mission to help people see and understand their data very seriously – and it’s a global mission. We will continue to invest more into both our capabilities and infrastructure to put analytics into the hands of anyone with data questions.”

The big data wave is something Ireland has benefited from significantly in recent months and, according to many major recruiters in the industry, it’s something that will continue to grow throughout the country.

Major employers like AOL and Aon have been pushing towards this for a while now but, with the likes of Tableau following suit, it makes for a diverse group of companies seeking out talent to fill highly-skilled roles.

“Ensuring flexibility has always been central to Tableau’s mission,” said Eiloart. “From data solutions and deployment options, to data discovery paths, we are now enabling customers to choose where they want their cloud analytics data stored.

“We’ve always been committed to empowering people in their data analytics journey and this is an important milestone in that journey.”

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic