Technical Specifications - Tableau Server

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Web Browsers

  • Android Browser (Android 3.2 or later)
  • Apple Safari 3.x or later, including Safari on the iPad (iOS 5.1.1 or later)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.x or later (not supported on mobile devices)
  • Google Chrome, including on Android devices
  • Tableau Mobile iPad and Android Apps, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, respectively

Data Sources

  • All the same data sources as Tableau Desktop. See list here.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2003 R2 sp2 or higher; Windows® 8 or 7 on x86 or x64 chipsets (see Note 1)
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows (see Note 2)
  • Minimum of a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor (see Note 3)
  • 32-bit color depth recommended
  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and 6 (IPv6)

Hardware Guidelines

  • Very small deployments (i.e. proof-of-concepts or initial evaluations, 1-2 concurrent users)
    • 4 cores, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
      • 32-bit version: Dual-core, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
    • 8 gigabytes minimum system memory
      • 32-bit version: 4 gigabytes minimum system memory
    • 1.5 gigabytes minimum free disk space
  • Small deployments (i.e. less than 25 concurrent users)
    • 4 cores, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
    • 8 gigabytes minimum system memory
    • 5 gigabytes minimum free disk space
  • Medium deployments (i.e. less than 100 concurrent users)
    • 8 cores, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
    • 32 gigabytes minimum system memory
    • 50 gigabytes minimum free disk space
  • Enterprise deployments
    • Contact Tableau for sizing and technical guidance
  • Machine configurations are minimum recommended guidelines. Actual hardware configurations required will vary depending on user load, data volumes, visual complexity, and other factors.
  • User Authentication and Security

    • Supports Microsoft Active Directory, in addition to the built-in Tableau user system, for user authentication and group membership definitions.

    Virtual Environments

    • Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, VMware and Amazon EC2
    • All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.


    • 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 of Tableau Server are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.

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    1. Before installing Tableau Server on your Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Windows®8 desktop, Tableau recommends that you consult any applicable license agreements that may restrict or otherwise limit your ability to install server applications on your desktop operating system. Tableau Server is not supported on Windows 7 Home editions.
    2. 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
    3. 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.