Tableau 8.1: Integration with the Enterprise

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts on the Tableau 8.1 release. With Tableau 8.1, IT gets a lot of new features that help ensure resiliency of Tableau Server as well as integrate it with their existing systems. In a short video series, Neelesh Kamkolkar, Enterprise Product Manager Extraordinaire, describes some of these.

Sign on once with SAML

Tableau Server 8.1 supports SAML, an authentication protocol that lets you configure single sign-on for users across Tableau and other applications. This makes it easier for you to integrate analytics right inside your corporate portal and other applications such as Salesforce.

These two videos describe how to do that:

External load balancers with Tableau

Using an external load balancer lets you eliminate a single-point of failure: your Tableau deployment can automatically fail over. This means that you reduce downtime and can meet your Service Level Agreements more easily. Neelesh tells you more here:

More for the enterprise

Tableau 8.1 has more features for the enterprise, from 64-bit enablement and IPv6 support to reduced downtime for backups. Follow this space for more about Tableau 8.1 and for general availability of the release!

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