Mission Critical Reliability
Regardless of your deployment size, Tableau Server provides you and your users with a consistent and reliable platform. Individual processes within Tableau will automatically restart if they degrade, keeping the server at peak performance without requiring manual oversight. High availability is natively supported on server clusters with three or more nodes; each node contributes to the quorum, and the group helps verify each other’s health. Redundancy and automatic failover of our Data Repository means there are no single points of failure for a cluster.
Hardware failures are the most common cause of software platform outages. When things go wrong, being able to quickly restore to the most recent backup is critical. Tableau supports live backups of the entire platform to multiple endpoints. The use of highly-redundant cloud infrastructure or on-premises VMs means that Tableau Server nodes can be quickly restored with minimal downtime. By supporting both live and extract data types, a restored Tableau Server is available immediately, even without access to the original data sources.
We understand the heightened demands of running a mission critical platform. That’s why Tableau is designed to meet your most stringent SLAs. In addition to Tableau Server’s native high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, our support for external load balancers and swappable VM nodes means you can automate failover and minimize the effects of downtime. Our licensing model supports redundant server components so you’re only paying for production environments.
Our customer’s confidence in the security of our solutions is paramount. We use industry-standard security protocols and best practices, keep our users well informed, and quickly respond to security issues on the rare occasion that they arise.
Tableau maintains a comprehensive set of IT controls which are regularly audited by independent firms to ensure we are meeting our compliance obligations. Tableau is in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and has worked with a certified public accounting firm to perform an in-depth audit of the control objectives and activities for Tableau Online.
Tableau Server High Availability
Today, more than ever, self-service analytics and data-driven decision-making are becoming the norm in organizations worldwide. Users and decision-makers have come to depend on immediate access to data and self-service tools to answer their questions in real-time and rely on these systems daily. This reliance on data requires a high degree of availability to the underlying systems. This whitepaper outlines the high-availability and disaster-recovery features in Tableau Server 10. It also describes how to architect, configure, and deploy on a variety of hardware.