Tableau at the Speed of Amazon EC2

To help you choose which Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance to run your Tableau Server deployment, we load tested Tableau Server (version 2018.1) on a set of Amazon EC2 instance types using Tabjolt—a free load testing solution provided by Tableau to measure Tableau’s unique VizQL processing at scale. By testing the Server with varying amounts of concurrent users, we were able to collect and compare transactions per second (TPS), error rates, and load times for each instance type. These results provide a useful guide for EC2 evaluation and a template for running similar tests with your organization’s workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS).