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Technical Specifications

Tableau Desktop

Personal Edition
  • Connect to 7 data sources, including Excel and csv files
  • 1 year of updates and support included

Professional Edition


Tableau Desktop is free for students and instructors at accredited academic institutions.
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Connect to hundreds of data sources.


  • Tableau Server Data Sources
  • Actian Vectorwise 2.0 or later*
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Cisco Information Server
  • 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*
  • EXASOL 4.2 or later*
  • Firebird 2.1.4 or later
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Sheets
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 6.x or later
  • IBM BigInsights*
  • 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*
  • Kognitio
  • MarkLogic*
  • MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop 2.x or later*
  • Marketo
  • MemSQL
  • Microsoft Access 2007 or later*
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 or later*
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later (incl. support for Kerberos)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 or later, multi-dimensional mode 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 11.0 or later
  • Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.1 or later*
  • ParAccel Analytics Database 3 or later*
  • Pivotal Greenplum 4.x or later
  • PostgreSQL 8.3 or later
  • Presto
  • Progress OpenEdge 10.2B patch 4 or later*
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Salesforce.com, including 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 or later client*
  • SAP Sybase ASE 15.5 or later*
  • SAP Sybase IQ 15 or later*
  • Snowflake
  • Spark SQL requires Apache Spark 1.2.1 or later
  • Splunk Enterprise 6 or later*
  • 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*
  • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Additional databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant

* Available for Windows only

  • Microsoft Access 2007 or later (Windows only)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
  • OData
  • Statistical Files; SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata, *.rda)
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
Operating Systems
Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 or newer
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor or newer
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • Internet Explorer 11 or newer
  • 1366 by 768 screen resolution or higher
Mac
  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • OSX 10.10 or newer
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • 1366 by 768 screen resolution or higher

Virtual Environments
  • Citrix environments (non-streaming), Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, VMware, Microsoft Azure 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.

Internationalization
  • These 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.

Tableau Server

Web Browsers

  • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS 8.x or later
  • Internet Explorer 11 or newer
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.x or later on Windows and Mac

Connect to hundreds of data sources.


  • Actian Vectorwise 2.0 or later (Windows only)
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Cisco Information Server
  • 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
  • Google Sheets
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 6.x or later
  • IBM DB2 for z/OS and for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.1 or later (Windows only)
  • IBM Netezza 4.6 or later (Windows only)
  • Kognitio
  • MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop 2.x or later (Windows only)
  • Marketo
  • MemSQL
  • Microsoft Access 2007 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 11.0 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
  • Presto
  • Progress OpenEdge 10.2B patch 4 or later (Windows only)
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Salesforce.com, including 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 or later client (Windows only)
  • SAP Sybase ASE 15.5 or later (Windows only)
  • SAP Sybase IQ 15 or later (Windows only)
  • Snowflake
  • 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, including comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Additional databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2; Windows 7, 8, and 10 on x64 chipsets
  • Minimum of an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor
  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and 6 (IPv6)
Minimum System 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:

  • 2 cores
  • 64-bit processor
  • 8 GB system memory
  • 15 GB minimum free disk space

Recommended Requirements

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

Single computer
  • 8 physical cores, 2.0 GHz or higher CPU
  • 64-bit processor
  • 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 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, OpenID Connect, and built-in Tableau users and groups 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 (including vMotion), Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

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 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.

Online

Web Browsers

  • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS 8.x or later
  • Internet Explorer 11 or newer
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.x or later on Windows and Mac

Data Sources

  • Extracts of all data sources compatible with Tableau Desktop. Note, extracts of multidimensional (cube) data sources are not available.
  • Direct (“live”) connections to many data sources hosted in the cloud. For a complete list, view our documentation.
  • For more information on the differences between live connections and extracts in Tableau Online, view our whitepaper.

Storage

100 Gigabytes

Internationalization

All of Tableau’s products are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.

Reader

Data Sources

Tableau Desktop Packaged Workbook

File Interaction

View, filter, sort, export, print and paging

System Requirements

Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows
Mac
  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • OSX 10.10 or newer
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space

Internationalization

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