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Tableau Desktop



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Connect to hundreds of data sources.


    • Tableau Server data sources
    • Actian Matrix*
    • Actian Vector 2.0 or later*
    • Amazon Athena
    • Amazon Aurora
    • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Anaplan
    • Apache Drill
    • Aster database
    • Box
    • 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*
    • Denodo
    • Dropbox
    • 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 PDA Netezza 4.6 or later*
    • JSON files
    • Kognitio
    • MapR distribution for Apache Hadoop 2.x or later*
    • Marketo
    • MarkLogic
    • MemSQL
    • Microsoft Access 2007 or later*
    • Microsoft Azure Data Lake
    • Microsoft Azure Data Warehouse
    • Microsoft Azure DB
    • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 or later*
    • Microsoft SharePoint lists
    • Microsoft Spark on HDInsight
    • 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
    • MonetDB
    • MongoDB BI
    • MySQL 5.0 or later
    • OData
    • Oracle Database 11.0 or later
    • Oracle Eloqua
    • Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.1 or later*
    • PDF
    • 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*
    • ServiceNow ITSM
    • Snowflake
    • Spark SQL requires Apache Spark 1.2.1 or later
    • Spatial files (ESRI shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON and MapInfo file types)
    • 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
    • Tons of web data with the web data connector

    *Available for Windows only

    • Google Sheets
    • JSON
    • Microsoft Access 2007 or later (Windows only)
    • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
    • OData
    • PDF
    • Spatial files (ESRI shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON and MapInfo file types)
    • Statistical Files; SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata, *.rda)
    • Tableau data extract
    • Text files – comma separated value (.csv) files
    • Tons of web data with the web data connector
    Operating systems
    Windows
    • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 or newer
    • Intel or AMD 64-bit processor or newer
    • 2 GB memory
    • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
    Mac
    • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
    • OSX 10.11 or newer
    • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space

    Virtual environments
    • Citrix environments (non-streaming), Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, VMware, Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2.
    • All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualised environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.

    Internationalisation
    • 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 Prep



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    OS requirements

    Windows

    • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 12 R2 or newer

    Mac

    • OSX 10.11 or newer

    Minimum system requirements

    Windows

    • Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 (dual core)
    • 4 GB or larger
    • 2 GB HDD free or larger*

    Mac

    • Intel Core i3 (dual core)
    • 4 GB or larger
    • 2 GB HDD free or larger*

    Recommended requirements

    Windows

    •  Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 (quad core)
    • 16 GB or larger
    • 2 GB SSD free or larger*

    Mac

    •  Intel Core i7 (quad core)
    • 16 GB or larger
    • 2 GB SSD free or larger*

    High-performance requirements

    Windows

    • Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 (16 core)
    • 32 GB or larger
    • 2 GB SSD free or larger*

    Virtual environments

    • Citrix environments (non-streaming), Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, VMware, Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2.
    • All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualised environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.

    Internationalisation

    • Tableau Prep is Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The interface and 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
    • Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11 (in compatibility mode) on Windows
    • Mozilla Firefox & Firefox ESR on Windows and Mac
    • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS 8.x or later

    Connect to hundreds of data sources.


    • Actian Matrix for Windows*
    • Actian Vectorwise 2.0 or later for Windows*
    • Amazon Athena
    • Amazon Aurora
    • Amazon Elastic MapReduce*
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Anaplan
    • Apache Drill*
    • Box*
    • 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 for Windows*
    • Denodo*
    • Dropbox*
    • EXASOL 4.2 or later for Windows*
    • 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 for z/OS and for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.1 or later
    • IBM PDA Netezza 4.6 or later for Windows*
    • JSON files
    • Kognitio*
    • MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop 2.x or later for Windows*
    • Marketo
    • MarkLogic*
    • MemSQL*
    • Microsoft Access 2007 or later*
    • Microsoft Azure Data Lake*
    • Microsoft Azure Data Warehouse*
    • Microsoft Azure DB*
    • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
    • Microsoft OneDrive*
    • Microsoft PDW
    • Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 or later*
    • Microsoft SharePoint lists*
    • Microsoft Spark on HDInsight*
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later
    • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 or later, multi-dimensional mode only*
    • MonetDB*
    • MongoDB BI*
    • MySQL 5.0 or later
    • OData
    • Oracle Database 11.0 or later
    • Oracle Eloqua
    • Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.1 or later for Windows*
    • PDF
    • Pivotal Greenplum 4.x or later
    • PostgreSQL 8.3 or later
    • Presto*
    • Progress OpenEdge 10.2B patch 4 or later for Windows*
    • QuickBooks Online
    • Salesforce.com, including Force.com and Database.com
    • SAP HANA 1.0035 or later
    • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.00 for Windows with SP20+ recommended; also requires SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 or later client*
    • SAP Sybase ASE 15.5 or later for Windows*
    • SAP Sybase IQ 15 or later for Windows*
    • ServiceNow ITSM
    • Snowflake
    • Spark SQL requires Apache Spark 1.2.1 or later
    • Spatial Files (Esri Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON, and MapInfo file types)
    • Splunk Enterprise 6 or later for Windows*
    • Statistical Files; SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata, *.rda)
    • Tableau extracts
    • Teradata V2 R6.2 or later
    • Teradata Aster Data nCluster 5.0 or later*
    • Teradata OLAP Connector 14.10 or later for Windows*
    • Text files, including comma separated value (.csv) files
    • Additional databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant
    • Tons of web data with the web data connector

    * Available for Tableau Server on Windows only

    System requirements

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2; Windows 7, 8, and 10 on x64 chipsets
    • Amazon Linux 2, CentOS 7.3+, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3+, Oracle Linux 7.3+
    Proof of concept requirements

    The minimum specifications are only suggested for prototyping and testing 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
    Minimum production 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 optimising 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. LDAP for Tableau Server on Linux.

    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 virtualised environments when they are configured with the proper underlying operating system and minimum hardware requirements. We recommend VM deployments with dedicated CPU affinity.

    Internationalisation

    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.

    Tableau Online

    Web browsers

    • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android 4.4 or later
    • Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11 (in compatibility mode) on Windows
    • Mozilla Firefox & Firefox ESR on Windows and Mac
    • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS 8.x or later

    Data sources

    • Extracts of all data sources compatible with Tableau Desktop. Note, extracts of multidimensional (cube) data sources are not available.
    • Live connections to many data sources, both hosted in the cloud and on-premises via the Tableau Bridge client. See the complete list here.
    • For more information on the differences between live connections and extracts in Tableau Online, view the white paper.

    Storage

    100 gigabytes

    Internationalisation

    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 (64-bit)
    • 2 GB memory
    • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
    Mac
    • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
    • OSX 10.11 or newer
    • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space

    Internationalisation

    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.