About

This is my personal, Tableau-centric blog. It won’t be all Tableau, all the time - but that’s where it all starts for me. All words and opinions are my own, and do not reflect the positions of my employer or Tableau. Seriously I’ll do my best to provide citations and references as much as possible, so please feel free to call it out if you see it. All my contact information is at the bottom: email, facebook, twitter and github. Comments are enabled - please be nice.

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Blog

04 Nov 2016 . Speed . The Tableau Drag Race Results Comments

A few months ago, I started testing Tableau on big data. This “drag race” put Tableau on top of some of the fastest and most popular databases on the market today. The challenge was simple: can these systems provide interactive query speeds at scale? I believe that aggregation only causes more work - if you need to drill beyond…

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Timeline

  • March 2104 - April 2016

    Work at Zillow

  • March 2104 - April 2016

    Worked at Slalom

  • July 2010

    Married the woman of my dreams

  • June 2008 - February 2014

    Worked for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • September 2008 - August 2009

    Graduate School at London School of Economics

  • September 2004 - August 2008

    Attended University of Washington

Contact

Need help, have a question, have an idea, or just want to chat Tableau - get in touch anytime.

For non-work things, I’m also on Xbox Live: Sock1tToomey. I play Halo and Destiny, so if you are LFG, I’m up for whatever!