Technical Specifications - Tableau Desktop

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Professional Edition

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Opens data from:

  • Actian Vectorwise 1.5 or later
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Cloudera Hadoop Distribution via Hive (CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later, with options for Beeswax server and Kerberos)
  • Cloudera Impala 1.0 or later
  • DataStax Enterprise Edition 2.2 or later
  • EMC Greenplum 4.x or later
  • EXASOL 4.2 or later
  • Firebird 2.0 or later
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 4.x or later
  • IBM DB2 9.1 or later for Linux, UNIX, or Windows
  • IBM Netezza release 4.6 or later
  • MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop
  • Microsoft Access 2003 or later
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 or later
  • Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 (whether or not published in SharePoint) or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2, or 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005, 2008, 2008R2, or 2012 (Multi-dimensional mode only)
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • MySQL 4.0 or later
  • OData
  • Oracle Database 10.x or later
  • Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.1 or later
  • ParAccel Analytic Database (PADB) version 3 or later
  • PostgreSQL 8.3 or later
  • Progress OpenEdge 10.2B patch 4 or later
  • Salesforce.com, Force.com, and Database.com
  • SAP HANA 1.0035 or later
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.00 with SP20+ recommended; also requires SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 Client or later
  • SAP Sybase ASE 15.5 or later
  • SAP Sybase IQ 15 or later
  • Splunk Enterprise 6 or later
  • Teradata V2 R6.2 or later
  • Teradata Aster Data nCluster 4.5 or later
  • Teradata OLAP Connector 14.10 or later
  • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Also, many databases and applications that are ODBC Version 3.0 compliant

File Sharing

  • Connects to Tableau Server for web-based analytics
  • Creates package files for Tableau Reader

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP sp3; or Server 2012, 2008, or 2003 (on x86 or x64 chipsets)
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows**
  • Minimum of an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor***
  • 250 megabytes minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit color depth recommended
  • Note: Internet Explorer 6 is not supported.

Virtual Environments

Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, and VMware*

Internationalization

All of Tableau’s products, with the exception of tabcmd and tabadmin, are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The user interface and supporting documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.

Price: $1,999 per user

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*All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.

Personal Edition

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Opens data from:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Column Separated Value (.csv) text files
  • OData
  • Windows Azure Marketplace Datamarket
  • Tableau Data Extracts

File Sharing

  • Creates package files for Tableau Reader

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP; or Server 2012, 2008, or 2003 (on x86 or x64 chipsets)
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows**
  • Minimum of an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor***
  • 250 megabytes minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit color depth recommended
  • Note: Internet Explorer 6 is not supported.

Virtual Environments

Citrix environments, Microsoft Virtual PC, Parallels, and VMware*

Internationalization

All of Tableau’s products are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The user interface and supporting documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.

Price: $999 per user

Start a free trial

*All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.

**Tableau has been tested and is supported on 64-bit Windows versions.

  • 32-bit versions of Tableau require 32-bit data source drivers
  • 64-bit versions of Tableau bit requirements for data source drivers are as follows:
    • 64-bit Required
      • SAP BW
      • Teradata BIO
      • PowerPivot
      • Google BigQuery
      • Oracle
      • Oracle Essbase
      • Microsoft SSAS
      • Firebird
    • 64-bit Optional
      • Access
      • Excel
      • Text files
      • PostgresSQL
  • All Other Data Sources Require 32-bit drivers

***Tableau products require your computer to have at least a Pentium 4 (released in 2001) or AMD Opteron (released in 2003) processor. These are the first processors which include the SSE2 instruction set which Tableau requires.