BACK in 2003, three Stanford engineers were huddled in Christian Chabot's bedroom, working on a data research project funded by the US Department of Defence.
Mr Chabot, Chris Stolte and Pat Hanrahan quickly realised that beyond the project, the business of data would become something big years down the road, when it would matter even to mainstream companies.
The three went on to found Tableau Software, which has been specialising in providing business intelligence and data analytics software from its inception.
"I was a data analyst earlier in my career after graduating. I was a number cruncher and I knew I needed better tools," Mr Chabot, Tableau's CEO, tells BizIT.
Fast forward to today and that...