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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop - Tech Specs

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Data Connections
40+
  • Tableau Server Data Sources
  • Actian Vectorwise 2.0 or later (Windows only)
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Cloudera Hadoop Hive and Impala; Hive CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later; Impala 1.0 or later (incl. Kerberos support for Impala)
  • 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
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 6.x or later
  • IBM BigInsights (Windows only)
  • IBM DB2 9.1 or later for Linux, UNIX, or Windows (available on Tableau Desktop/Server on Windows only)
  • IBM Netezza 4.6 or later (Windows only)
  • MarkLogic (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 (incl. support for Kerberos)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 or later, multi-dimensional mode only (Windows only)(incl. support for Kerberos)
  • Microsoft SQL Server PDW V2 or later
  • Microsoft Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • MySQL 5.0 or later
  • OData
  • 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)
  • Spark SQL requires Apache Spark 1.2.1 or later
  • Splunk Enterprise 6 or later (Windows only)
  • Statistical Files; SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata, *.rda)
  • 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

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
  • PostgreSQL
6+
  • Microsoft Access 2003 or later (Windows only)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • OData
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
File Sharing Create package files for Tableau Reader

Publish to Tableau Server or Tableau Online for web and mobile access
Create package files for Tableau Reader
System Requirements
Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 or newer (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 or newer (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor or newer (SSE2 or newer required)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 750 megabytes minimum free disk space
  • Internet Explorer 8 or newer
Mac
  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • OS X 10.8.1 or newer
Virtual Environments
  • Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, and VMware
  • All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.
Internationalization These products are Unicode-enabled, with the exception of tabcmd and tabadmin, 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.

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Tableau Server

Tableau Server - Tech Specs

Price Contact us at (206) 633–3400 x1 or at sales@tableau.com
Try it Free
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 8 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 full list.
System Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 SP2 with platform update, 2008 R2; Windows® 8.1, 8 or 7 on x86 or x64 chipsets1
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows2
  • Minimum of an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor3
  • 32-bit color depth recommended
  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and 6 (IPv6)
Hardware Guidelines

Minimum Hardware Requirements

The minimum specifications are only suggested for prototyping and testing of Tableau Server. The installer checks for the minimum system requirements and will not proceed on computers with less than these hardware minimums:

  • 64-bit computers
    • 4 cores
    • 8 GB system memory
    • 15 GB minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit computers
    • 2 cores
    • 4 GB system memory
    • 15 GB minimum free disk space

Hardware Guidelines

The minimum configuration recommended for production usage of Tableau Server is based on these hardware specifications:

  • Single computer
    • 64-bit processor
    • 8 physical cores, 2.0 GHz or higher CPU
    • 32 GB system memory
    • 50 GB minimum free disk space
  • Multi-node and Enterprise Deployments:

  • Contact Tableau for sizing and technical guidance.

Read our Tableau Server 9.0 Scalability white paper for architecture recommendations and to see benchmark results. View additional white papers for more information about scalability, high availability and optimizing Tableau for the Enterprise.

User Authentication and Security Supports Microsoft Active Directory, SAML 2.0, and the built-in Tableau user system, for user authentication and group membership definitions. Kerberos support for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and Cloudera Impala.
Virtual Environments Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, VMware, and Amazon EC2.
All Tableau products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements. We recommend VM deployments with dedicated CPU affinity.
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.
  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 will use 64-bit data source drivers where possible.
      • 64-bit Required
        • Firebird
        • Microsoft SSAS
        • Oracle Essbase
        • PowerPivot
        • 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.
  3. These are the first processors which include the SSE2 instruction set which Tableau requires.
  • Actian Vectorwise 2.0 or later (Windows only)
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • 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
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 6.x or later
  • IBM DB2 9.1 or later for Linux, UNIX, or Windows (available on Tableau Desktop/Server on 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 Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • 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)
  • MySQL 5.0 or later
  • OData
  • 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)
  • Spark SQL requires Apache Spark 1.2.1 or later
  • Splunk Enterprise 6 or later (Windows only)
  • 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

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Tableau Online

Tableau Online - Tech Specs

Price Contact us at (206) 633–3400 x1 or at sales@tableau.com
Try it Free
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 8 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 of the file, relational and online data sources available in Tableau Desktop 8.2.5 or higher. See full list.
  • Cloud data connections supported for Google BigQuery. Amazon Redshift, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.
  • Multidimensional (cube) data sources are not supported by Tableau Online.
  • Learn more in the whitepaper titled Tableau Online: Understanding Data Updates.
Storage 100 Gigabytes
Internationalization All of Tableau’s products, with the exception of tabcmd and tabadmin, are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.
  • 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
  • OData
  • 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

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Tableau Reader

Technical specifications

Data Sources Tableau Desktop Packaged Workbook
File Interaction View, filter, sort, export, print and paging
System Requirements Windows
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7,Vista, Server 2012, Server 2008
  • 2 GB memory
  • 750mb minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows1
Mac
  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • OS X 10.8.1 or later (10.8.6 or later recommended)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 750 MB available disk space
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.
  1. Tableau Reader has been tested and is supported on 64-bit Windows versions. Tableau is a 32-bit application and does require 32-bit versions of the database drivers, even when running on 64-bit versions of Windows.

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