Flexible data architecture
Tableau Server leverages fast databases through live data connections, or can extract and refresh your data in–memory with its blazing fast data engine. Your choice, and you can change your mind any time.
Refresh local data on schedules, at set intervals, or incremental levels. Or just refresh it all. Get alerts when data connections fail. Set up subscriptions so you get your data when you want it, as often as you want it.
Tableau Server makes it easy to integrate data into your business. Embed dashboards within your organization’s existing workflow. Whether you need native database connectors, APIs or a suite of authentication methods, it’s in the bag.
Whether you’re building a platform for a team or an entire organization, Tableau Server is ready to grow with you. It scales with both hardware and memory, and comes with many features to ensure it is a reliable backbone of your enterprise. We use it ourselves to run two of the largest data platforms in the world, Tableau Online and Tableau Public.
Tableau Server gives you security permissions at any level you need. Multi-tenancy provides sites to separate both users and content. Individual permissions can be set for projects, dashboards, or even users. Even ensure that your data is secure with data connection permissions and row-level filtering.
Author a dashboard once; view it anywhere, on any device. All dashboards are automatically optimized for mobile tablets without any programming. Use familiar tablet gestures to view and interact with dashboards in mobile web browsers or using native iPad and Android apps.
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|Data Sources||All the same data sources as Tableau Desktop. See full list.|
The following guidelines are minimum recommended hardware configurations. Actual hardware configurations required will vary depending on user load, data volumes, visual complexity, and other factors.Very small deployments
(i.e. proof-of-concepts or initial evaluations, 1-2 concurrent users)
(i.e. less than 25 concurrent users)
(i.e. less than 100 concurrent users)
NOTE: 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.|
|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 of Tableau Server are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.|
- 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.
- 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 will use 64-bit data source drivers where possible.
- 64-bit Required
- Microsoft SSAS
- Oracle Essbase
- SAP BW
- Teradata BIO
- If 64-bit drivers are not found or are not compatible with the connection type, Tableau will use 32-bit drivers.
- 64-bit Required
- These are the first processors which include the SSE2 instruction set which Tableau requires.
- Actian Vectorwise 2.0 or later (Windows only)
- Amazon Redshift
- Cloudera Hadoop Hive and Impala; Hive CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later; Impala 1.0 or later
- DataStax Enterprise Edition 2.2 or later (Windows only)
- EXASOL 4.2 or later (Windows only)
- Firebird 2.1.4 or later
- Google Analytics
- Google BigQuery
- Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
- HP Vertica 6.x or later
- IBM DB2 (Windows only)
- IBM Netezza 4.6 or later (Windows only)
- MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop 2.x or later (Windows only)
- Microsoft Access 2003 or later (Windows only)
- Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
- Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 or later (Windows only)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later
- Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 or later, multi-dimensional mode only (Windows only)
- Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
- MySQL 5.0 or later
- Oracle Database 10.x or later
- Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.1 or later (Windows only)
- ParAccel Analytics Database 3 or later (Windows only)
- Pivotal Greenplum 4.x or later
- PostgreSQL 8.3 or later
- Progress OpenEdge 10.2B patch 4 or later (Windows only)
- Salesforce.com, including Force.com and Database.com
- SAP HANA 1.0035 or later (Windows only)
- SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.00 with SP20+ recommended; also requires SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 or later client (Windows only)
- SAP Sybase ASE 15.5 or later (Windows only)
- SAP Sybase IQ 15 or later (Windows only)
- Splunk Enterprise 6 or later
- Tableau Data Extract
- Teradata V2 R6.2 or later
- Teradata Aster Data nCluster 5.0 or later
- Teradata OLAP Connector 14.10 or later (Windows only)
- Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
- Additional databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant
Tableau is a trusted partner
Thousands of companies use Tableau for business analytics. Tableau is a business partner with IBM, Oracle and Microsoft.
Find out why Gartner said Tableau “gained overwhelmingly positive customer survey feedback across the board for functionality, product quality, support, customer relationship, success and view of the vendor's future.”
Solves business users’ needs
Want to be a hero to your business users? Take a look at Tableau. Business users can answer their own questions and build their own dashboards. They can share their insights using Tableau Server. As their needs change, they can change their own reports. Business users get self-service dashboards and reports, and you can get out of the report-writing business.
Easy to install and maintain
Few IT resources are required to implement and support Tableau. Most customers don’t need regular IT support at all: Tableau Server installs via web and is operational in about 20 minutes. It integrates with Active Directory, so setup is simple and familiar. Tableau Desktop users can dig deep into their data then publish results to Tableau Server. Executives and others can interact via their web browser without any downloads or plug-ins.
Fits your data architecture
Got a slow database? Tableau can make your data blazing fast. Got a fast database? Tableau can leverage its speed. Got big data in files? That works too. You can choose whether your users connect directly to databases or work with a local Data Engine, to take load off of critical systems. The Data Engine uses ad-hoc data modeling to adapt to your data architecture and lets you get answers fast, without creating data silos.
Provides shared yet flexible metadata
Tableau’s Data Server allows you to centrally manage metadata, including data types, names and definitions. This means all users can be working with the same understanding of your data, and changes flow out to all users at once. So you can manage your metadata but stay nimble and flexible.
Respects your security protocols
Tableau Server enforces Active Directory user authentication and security. Tableau also supports the row-level security of databases. Or, if you don’t have any data security at all, Tableau gives you user- and workbook-level security so you can keep your private data private.
Simply by deploying Tableau you’re able to better manage data security. Users share ad-hoc reports securely via Tableau Server, so there's no more emailing spreadsheets with sensitive data. Your data stays where it belongs and stays secure.
Free online training and great end-user support
Tableau takes the load off IT by offering on-demand and live training for free. And with your annual maintenance, your users get excellent customer support. This means end users must turn to IT less often, which frees up your time and budget for other things.