Governed self-service analytics at scale with Tableau Server

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Analytics for everyone, everywhere

Data to the people—responsibly

Extend the value of your data across your entire organization with Tableau Server. Empower your business with the freedom to explore data in a trusted environment—without limiting them to pre-defined questions, wizards, or chart types. Have the peace of mind that both your data and your analytics are governed, secure, and accurate. IT organizations love Tableau for its ease of deployment, robust integration, simplicity of scalability, and excellent reliability. You no longer have to choose between empowering the business or protecting your data - with Tableau you can finally do both.

Governance in Tableau

Ask questions with natural language

Empower your organizations to ask questions from any published data source using natural language. With Ask Data, type a question and get answers in the form of a viz. Under the hood, Ask Data uses powerful algorithms to automatically profile, index, and optimize data sources. Plus with our end-to-end web authoring capabilities, it's easy to add additional data sources or create fully interactive dashboards.

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AI-driven explanations for your data

Leverage the power of AI to explain data points with a single click. Based on advanced statistical models, Explain Data helps you uncover insights you may not have found otherwise.

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All your data

Connect to any data source securely - whether on-premises or in the cloud. Publish and share your data sources as live connections or encrypted extracts for everyone to use. Work with popular enterprise data sources like Cloudera Hadoop, Oracle, AWS Redshift, cubes, Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server, and more. Use our web data connector and APIs to access hundreds more data sources.

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Centrally manage hundreds of data sources.

  • Actian Vector
  • Alibaba AnalyticDB for MySQL
  • Alibaba Data Lake Analytics
  • Alibaba MaxCompute
  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Anaplan
  • Apache Drill
  • Box
  • Cloudera Hadoop
  • Cloudera Impala
  • Databricks
  • DataStax Enterprise
  • Datorama
  • Denodo
  • Dropbox
  • Esri ArcGIS
  • Esri Shapefiles
  • Firebird
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Drive
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive
  • HP Vertica
  • IBM BigInsights
  • IBM DB2
  • Impala
  • JSON files
  • KML files
  • Kognitio
  • Kyvos
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  • MapInfo Interchange Formats
  • MapInfo Tables
  • MapR Hadoop Hive
  • MariaDB
  • Marketo
  • MarkLogic
  • SingleStore (MemSQL)
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Analysis Services
  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake Gen 2
  • Microsoft Azure SQL DB
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Synapse
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft PowerPivot
  • Microsoft SharePoint Lists
  • Microsoft Spark on HDInsight
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server PDW
  • MonetDB
  • MongoDB Bi
  • MySQL
  • OData
  • Oracle
  • Oracle Eloqua
  • Oracle Essbase
  • PDF files
  • Pivotal Greenplum Database
  • PostgreSQL
  • Presto
  • Progress OpenEdge
  • Qubole
  • Quickbooks Online
  • R Files
  •, including and
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
  • SAP Sybase ASE
  • SAP Sybase IQ
  • SAS files
  • ServiceNow ITSM
  • Snowflake
  • Spark SQL
  • Splunk
  • SPSS files
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Teradata
  • Teradata OLAP Connector
  • TIBCO® Data Virtualization
  • Text files—comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant
  • Tons of web data with the Web Data Connector

Governance that empowers the business

Governance without compromise. Centrally manage all of your metadata and security rules. Provide shared and curated data sources for your users. Gain visibility into usage to optimize your environment. Dial into the right combination of user flexibility and control.

Governance in Tableau

Security your way

Whether you use Active Directory, Kerberos, OAuth, or another standard—Tableau seamlessly integrates with your existing security protocols. Manage authentication at the user and group level. Maintain the security of your database with pass-through data connection permissions and row-level filtering. Keep users and content secure with multi-tenancy options and fine-grained permissions control.

Security in Tableau

Flexible deployment

Whether you’re keeping your data on-premises or in the cloud, Tableau Server gives you the flexibility to integrate into your existing data infrastructure. Install Tableau Server on-premises, on either Windows or Linux, for ultimate control behind your firewall. Deploy on Public Cloud with AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform to leverage your existing cloud investment.

Deployment flexibility of Tableau

Empowering organizations with data

Tableau Server enables everyone in an organization to see and understand data, with offerings for every user type. Starting with casual users looking to make data driven decisions from a published dashboard, data enthusiasts who want to use web authoring to ask new questions from published data source, to data geeks who want to create and share their vizzes and data sources with the rest of the organization.

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Powerful monitoring and management

The Tableau platform is easy to deploy, scale, and monitor. Easily track and manage content, users, licenses, and performance. Quickly manage permissions for data sources and content and monitor usage visually. For large deployments, our Server management Add-on brings additional monitoring, manageability and scalability benefits.

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Better manage your data environment

Tableau Data Management helps you better manage the data within your analytics environment, ensuring that trusted and up-to-date data is always used to drive decisions. From data preparation, with Prep Conductor, to cataloging, search and governance, with Tableau Catalog, the Data Management Add-on will build trust in your data, accelerating the adoption of self-service analytics.

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Our job is to give [the business] the freedom to govern themselves, and at the same time, behind the curtain, making sure that there's order and that it’s maintained.

Enterprise-ready and enterprise-proven

Embedded analytics

Empower your business by putting analytics where your employees, customers, partners, and suppliers need them. Embed interactive dashboards into your existing business portals, including applications like Salesforce, SharePoint, and Jive.
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Advanced high availability, robust failover, and fast disaster recovery is why the largest companies in the world choose Tableau for their enterprise analytics. Choose the right amount of redundancy to fulfill your business SLAs.
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Size your analytics for today's needs, then easily scale up or out as your usage expands. Tableau architecture supports seamless scaling with no downtime. Transition to newer hardware easily or add more nodes for increased redundancy and capacity.
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Tableau's software moves as fast as you do. We invest more in R&D than anyone else in the industry—and we are guided by requests from the best user community. Enterprise features have been at the core of the Tableau platform for years, and there’s more to come.
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Tableau Server empowers everyone

Our offerings match Tableau capabilities with the unique needs of different types of users to create, explore, and view trusted content with Tableau’s governed self-service analytics platform.

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Tech specs

Virtual Environments
  • VMWare | Citrix | Hyper-V | Parallels
  • Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying operating system and hardware.

  • Our products are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The interface and documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

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