Whitepaper

Next Generation Cloud BI: Tableau Server hosted on Microsoft Azure

Together, Tableau and Microsoft Azure offer a powerful, enterprise cloud analytics solution

Organizations today recognize that modern analytics at scale need a self-service approach that empowers business users of all analytical skill levels. Tableau is uniquely positioned to deliver this experience, as we consistently raise the bar on what you can expect from your BI investment—from a seamless user experience, deep analytical capabilities, end-to-end data governance, and flexible integrations and extensibility.

The Tableau platform is simple to deploy and scale, and as intuitive to learn as it is powerful—helping individuals and organizations get insights and value fast. Everything we do is driven by our mission to help people see and understand data, which is demonstrated by our commitment to business intelligence and analytics, relentless customer-focused innovations, and our global community—unrivaled in creativity, diversity, and passion.

Microsoft Azure provides a flexible, cost-effective, and high-performance cloud computing platform to deploy, scale, and manage your Tableau Server implementation. With Azure Virtual Machines, you can spin up instances as you need, when you need them—there are no upfront investments, hardware procurement, or physical deployment required. Together, Tableau and Azure provide a comprehensive business intelligence solution that can be implemented quickly, secured easily, scaled efficiently, and used by everyone.

Deploy enterprise-ready Tableau analytics on Azure with step-by-step guidance

This whitepaper offers a holistic overview of the resources and techniques required for deploying Tableau Server on Microsoft Azure. Since your deployment will be unique to your organization, this paper is intended to help inform your deployment decisions. In addition to explaining step-by-step instructions for setting up your environment, we explain the theory behind the services and best practice recommendations.

Some of the key topics covered include:

  • Virtual machine selection and performance guidance
  • Strategies for high availability, enterprise DMZ, and load balancing
  • Identity and access management, including data source authentication
  • Tableau governance considerations
  • Optimization through cost management and automation
  • Configuring your Tableau on Azure deployment step by step

We've also included a reference architecture diagram for a highly available Tableau Server deployment on Microsoft Azure. Download the paper today to learn more and get started!

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