Posted by Camille Penrod on November 11, 2015 in Big Data, Technical Management

At Ancestry we quickly analyze billions of rows of data to deliver insights from our massive database to internal and external audiences. To do this we need tools that have the right capabilities and can be easily adopted by our tech team. In a recent Q&A video Bill Yetman, VP of Commerce, Data and Analytics explains how Ancestry, the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, utilizes Tableau tools to support its data-driven culture.

Yetman said in his interview with Tableau that “having access and pulling it up is one thing, but being able to take a look at it and see what the trends are, get an understanding so that we can make a strategic decision for the company—that’s key.”

To see the full Q&A and video on the Tableau site click here.


Camille Penrod

Camille Penrod has been at Ancestry since June 2015 focusing her efforts on supporting the communications team. She graduated from Brigham Young University cum laude and with honors earning a B.A in Communications and minors in Business Management and Ballroom Dance. When Camille is not at work she enjoys teaching dance and playing games with family and friends from her home town. She is proud to be the granddaughter of an FBI agent and the great-great-granddaughter of a farmer who grew some of the largest apples in Utah.


  1. rob thomas

    your test arent very reliable as i can prove how off you people are and i would like my money back or a real accurate test done

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