Starting with the Tableau 2019.2 release in the second quarter of 2019, we are updating our minimum machine specifications to deploy a Tableau Server trial. For Tableau Server versions 2019.2 and beyond, you will need a 4-core processor and 16 GB of RAM. This is to support a better experience with enterprise features that we’ve added in recent releases. We’ve outlined these changes below. Note that our production Tableau Server min spec remains unchanged.

Current Trial Min Spec Updated Trial Min Spec Production Min Spec (unchanged)
Machine Cores (Physical or Virtual) 2 cores 4 cores 8 cores
RAM 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB

By taking advantage of larger multi-core processors and additional memory, we can build a more powerful and performant product to meet the needs of your organization. And of course, to you’ll want to size your production deployment appropriately to handle the workloads and users you support with Tableau. This change does not impact Tableau Desktop, Tableau Public, Tableau Prep, or Tableau Bridge.

If you don’t have a machine that meets these updated trial requirements for Tableau Server on-premises, you can deploy Tableau Server on AWS with our QuickStart or via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. You can also try Tableau Online, our hosted version of Tableau Server.

Check out our product tech specs page to learn more about technical specifications for Tableau Server and our other products.

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