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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
  • TIBCO® Data Virtualization
  • Cloudera Hadoop Hive and Impala; Hive CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later; Impala 1.0 or later (incl. Kerberos support for Impala)
  • Databricks
  • DataStax Enterprise Edition 2.2 or later*
  • Denodo
  • Dropbox
  • EXASOL 4.2 or later*
  • Firebird 2.1.4 or later
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Sheets
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 8.1 or later
  • IBM BigInsights*
  • IBM DB2 9.1 or later for z/OS, Linux, 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*
  • MariaDB
  • Marketo
  • MarkLogic 7.0 and 8.0
  • 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, default list view only
  • Microsoft Spark on HDInsight
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later (incl. support for Kerberos)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 or later, non-tabular mode only*(incl. support for Kerberos)
  • Microsoft SQL Server PDW V2 or later
  • MonetDB
  • MongoDB BI
  • MySQL 5.5 or later
  • OData
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or later
  • Oracle Eloqua
  • Oracle Hyperion Essbase*
  • PDF
  • Pivotal Greenplum 4.x or later
  • PostgreSQL 9.1 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 15.7 or later*
  • SAP Sybase IQ 16 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 15.00.00 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
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
Mac
  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS Catalina 10.15
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space

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

Internationalization
  • 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, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

Tableau Prep



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Connect to the data you care about.


  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon EMR Hadoop Hive
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Apache Drill
  • Aster Database
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Cloudera Hadoop
  • Denodo
  • Exasol
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive
  • HP Vertica
  • IBM BigInsights
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM PDA (Netezza)
  • JDBC
  • Kognitio
  • MapR Hadoop Hive
  • MariaDB
  • MarkLogic 7.0 and 8.0
  • MemSQL
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Monet DB
  • Mongo DB
  • MySQL
  • ODBC
  • Oracle
  • PDF
  • Pivotal Greenplum Database
  • PostgreSQL
  • Presto
  • SAP Hana
  • SparkSQL
  • Splunk
  • SAP HANA
  • SAP Sybase IQ
  • SAP Sybase ASE
  • Snowflake
  • Statistical files
  • Tableau Extracts
  • Tableau published data sources
  • Teradata
  • Text file

OS Requirements

Windows

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

Mac

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS Catalina 10.15

Minimum System Requirements

Windows

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

Mac

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

Recommended Requirements

Windows

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

Mac

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

High Performance Requirements

Windows

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

Virtual Environments

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

Internationalization

  • 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, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

Prep Conductor

  • For Prep Conductor technical specifications, see Tableau Server.

Tableau Server

Web Browsers

  • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android 4.4 or later
  • Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11 on Windows. Compatibility mode for Internet Explorer is not supported.
  • 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
  • Cloudera Hadoop Hive and Impala; Hive CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later; Impala 1.0 or later
  • Databricks
  • 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 Ads
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Sheets
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive 1.1 or later
  • HP Vertica 8.1 or later
  • IBM BigInsights*
  • IBM DB2 9.1 or later for z/OS, Linux, or Windows (available on Tableau Desktop/Server on Windows only)
  • IBM PDA Netezza 4.6 or later for Windows*
  • JSON files
  • Kognitio*
  • MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop 2.x or later for Windows*
  • MariaDB
  • Marketo
  • MarkLogic 7.0 or 8.0*
  • 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 2008 SP4 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 SP4 or later, multi-dimensional mode only*
  • MonetDB*
  • MongoDB BI
  • MySQL 5.5 or later
  • OData
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or later
  • Oracle Eloqua
  • Oracle Hyperion Essbase
  • PDF
  • Pivotal Greenplum 4.x or later
  • PostgreSQL 9.1 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 15.7 or later for Windows*
  • SAP Sybase IQ 16 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 15.00.00 or later
  • Teradata Aster Data nCluster 5.0 or later*
  • Teradata OLAP Connector 14.10 or later for Windows*
  • TIBCO® Data Virtualization*
  • 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, 2019
  • Amazon Linux 2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3+, CentOS 7.3+, Debian 9.0+, Oracle Linux 7.3+, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS on x64 chipsets
Proof of Concept Requirements

The minimum specifications are only suggested for prototyping and testing of Tableau Server. The installer checks for the minimum system requirements and will not proceed on computers with less than these hardware minimums:

  • 4 cores / 8v-CPU (ex.AWS)
  • 16 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:

  • 8 physical cores, 16V-CPU (ex.AWS)
  • 32 GB system memory
  • 50 GB minimum free disk space
Tableau Prep Conductor

We recommend deploying Tableau Prep Conductor on a dedicated node with a minimum of 4 cores and 16 GB of memory. Additional resources may be needed depending on the use case. Contact Tableau for sizing and technical guidance.

Tableau Resource Monitoring Tool

The Tableau Resource Monitoring tool has two components - an agent that is installed on each node of the Tableau Server cluster it is monitoring, and a master server for processing and hosting the web service. The agents are Windows only. A separate machine/VM is needed for the Master Server, where all processing and analysis takes place. The minimum specification for the master Server are:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2, 2019
  • 8 physical CPU cores (16 vCPUs)
  • 32GB RAM
  • 500GB Disk Space, SSD drives are recommended

The Resource Monitoring Tool can provide real-time performance reporting for a Tableau Server deployment serving up to 1,800 views per hour. Above 1,800 views per hour, customers may experience delays in analyzing recent Server activity. Additional factors such as Tableau Server Backgrounder load and master server drive write performance may also contribute to delays. Customer can use the Traffic to Views Admin View to understand the peak view load in their deployment.

Tableau Content Migration Tool

The Content Migration Tool is run from a Windows computer and is able to connect to Tableau 19.3+ Servers with the Server Management Add-on enabled. The minimum specifications are:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer (64-bit)
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 (Dual Core)
  • 4GB or larger
  • 2GB HDD free or larger. You may need additional disk space if you are migrating large amounts of content. All content is stored locally on disk, during a migration.
  • 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 optimizing 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 virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying operating system and minimum hardware requirements. We recommend VM deployments with dedicated CPU affinity.

    Internationalization

    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, Traditional Chinese, 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 whitepaper.
    • MariaDB support coming soon to Tableau Online and Tableau Bridge.

    Storage

    100 Gigabytes

    Internationalization

    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
    • macOS High Sierra 10.13 and macOS Mojave 10.14
    • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space

    Internationalization

    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, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.