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Tableau Desktop


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Operating Systems

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 (x64)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

Mac

  • macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11.4+, and macOS Monterey 12.6+ (for Tableau 2022.3+)
  • Intel processors
  • M1 processors under Rosetta 2 emulation mode
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

Virtual Environments

  • Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, and VMware.
  • All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements. CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets so any Processor Compatibility mode must be disabled.

Internationalization

  • Tableau Desktop is Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.
  • The user interface and supporting documentation are in English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Thai.

Tableau Desktop Data Sources

Connect to hundreds of data sources with Tableau Desktop.


  • Tableau Server Data Sources
  • Actian Vector
  • Alibaba AnalyticDB for MySQL
  • Alibaba Data Lake Analytics
  • Alibaba MaxCompute
  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Anaplan
  • Apache Drill
  • Box
  • TIBCO® Data Virtualization
  • ClickHouse
  • Cloudera Hadoop Hive and Impala; Hive CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later; Impala 1.0 or later (incl. Kerberos support for Impala)
  • Databricks
  • Denodo
  • Dropbox
  • Esri ArcGIS Server
  • EXASOL 4.2 or later
  • Firebird
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Drive
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive
  • HP Vertica
  • IBM BigInsights*
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM PDA Netezza
  • Impala
  • JSON files
  • Kognitio
  • Kyvos
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  • MariaDB
  • Marketo
  • MarkLogic
  • SingleStore (MemSQL)
  • Microsoft Access 2007 or later*
  • Microsoft Azure Synapse
  • Microsoft Azure SQL DB
  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake Gen 2
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft SharePoint Lists
  • Microsoft Spark on HDInsight
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • MonetDB
  • MongoDB BI
  • MySQL
  • OData
  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle Eloqua
  • Oracle Essbase
  • Oracle Netsuite
  • PDF
  • Pivotal Greenplum
  • PostgreSQL
  • Presto
  • Progress OpenEdge
  • Qubole
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Salesforce.com, including Force.com and Database.com
  • Salesforce CDP
  • Salesforce Datorama
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • SAP HANA
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • SAP Sybase ASE*
  • SAP Sybase IQ*
  • ServiceNow
  • Snowflake
  • SparkSQL
  • Spatial files (Esri Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON, and MapInfo file types)
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • Starburst
  • Statistical Files; SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata, *.rda)
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Teradata
  • Teradata OLAP Connector
  • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Additional databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant
  • Additional databases and applications that are JDBC 4.0 compliant
  • Tons of web data with the Web Data Connector
  • Seamlessly connect Tableau to additional data sources with Connectors on the Tableau Exchange

* 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

Tableau Prep Requirements

Tableau Prep


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OS Requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 (x64)

Mac

  • macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11.4+, and macOS Monterey 12.6+ (for Tableau 2022.3+)

Minimum System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 (Dual Core)
  • 4GB memory or larger
  • 2GB HDD free or larger
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

Mac

  • Intel processors - Core i3 (Dual Core) or newer
  • M1 processors under Rosetta 2 emulation mode
  • 4GB memory or larger
  • 2GB HDD free or larger
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

Recommended Requirements

Windows

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

Mac

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

High Performance Requirements

Windows

  • Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 (8 Core)
  • 32GB memory or larger
  • 2GB SSD free or larger

Virtual Environments

  • Citrix environments, Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels, and VMware.
  • All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements. CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets so any Processor Compatibility mode must be disabled. 

Internationalization

  • Tableau Prep is Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.
  • The user interface and supporting documentation are in English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Thai.

Prep Conductor

  • For Prep Conductor technical specifications, see Tableau Server.

Tableau Prep Data Sources

Connect to the data you care about with Tableau Prep.


  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon EMR Hadoop Hive
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Alibaba AnalyticsDB
  • Alibaba Data Lake Analytics
  • Alibaba MaxCompute
  • Apache Drill
  • Box
  • ClickHouse
  • Cloudera Hadoop
  • Cloudera Impala
  • Databricks
  • Denodo

 

  • Dropbox
  • Exasol
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Drive
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive
  • HP Vertica
  • IBM BigInsights
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM PDA (Netezza)
  • JDBC
  • Kognitio
  • Kyvos
  • MapR Hadoop Hive
  • MariaDB
  • MarkLogic 7.0 and 8.0
  • SingleStore (MemSQL)
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake Gen 2
  • Microsoft Azure Synapse
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Monet DB
  • Mongo DB
  • MySQL
  • ODBC
  • OneDrive
  • Oracle
  • Oracle Netsuite
  • PDF
  • Pivotal Greenplum Database
  • PostgreSQL
  • Presto
  • Qubole Presto
  • Salesforce
  • Salesforce CDP
  • Salesforce Datorama
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • SAP HANA
  • SAP Sybase IQ*
  • SAP Sybase ASE*
  • Snowflake
  • SparkSQL
  • Splunk
  • Statistical files
  • Tableau Extracts
  • Tableau published data sources
  • Teradata
  • Text file
  • Seamlessly connect Tableau to additional data sources with Connectors on the Tableau Exchange

* Available for Windows only

Tableau Server Requirements

Tableau Server

Web Browsers

  • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android
  • Microsoft Edge on Windows
  • Mozilla Firefox & Firefox ESR on Windows and Mac
  • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2019 (x64)
  • Amazon Linux 2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3+ and 8.3+, CentOS 7.9+ (not 8.x), Oracle Linux 7.3+ (not 8.x), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS on x86 chipsets
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets
 

Minimum Requirements for Installation

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)
  • 64 GB system memory (initial node)
  • 16 GB system memory (additional node in Multi-node deployment)
  • 15 GB minimum free disk space
 

Minimum Recommendations for Production

The minimum configuration recommended for production usage of Tableau Server is based on these hardware specifications:

  • 8 physical cores / 16V-CPU (ex.AWS)
  • 128 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 the RMT Server for processing and hosting the web service. A separate machine/VM is needed for the RMT Server, where all processing and analysis takes place. The minimum specifications for the RMT Server are:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2019
  • Amazon Linux 2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3+ and 8.3+, CentOS 7.3+ (not 8.x), Oracle Linux 7.3+ (not 8.x), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS on x64 chipsets
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets
  • 8 physical CPU cores (16 vCPUs)
  • 64GB RAM
  • 500GB Disk Space, SSD drive or similar for performance

For RMT Server installations that match the minimum hardware specified above, the Resource Monitoring Tool can provide performance reporting for Tableau Server deployments serving up to 10,000 views per hour.
For deployments with more view loads per hour, or very high numbers of background jobs, data delays may occur. In these cases, you may need to upgrade your hardware.

Tableau Content Migration Tool

The Content Migration Tool is run from a Windows computer and is able to connect to Tableau Servers with Advanced Management enabled. To review compatible versions of Tableau Server and Content Migration Tool, please check here. The minimum specifications are:

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or newer (x64)
  • 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. CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets so any Processor Compatibility mode must be disabled. We recommend VM deployments with dedicated CPU affinity.

Internationalization

The user interface and supporting documentation are in English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

Tableau Server Data Sources

Connect to hundreds of data sources with Tableau Server.


  • Actian Vectorwise
  • Alibaba AnalyticDB for MySQL
  • Alibaba Data Lake Analytics
  • Alibaba MaxCompute
  • 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
  • Datorama
  • Denodo
  • Dropbox
  • ESRI ArcGIS
  • EXASOL 4.2 or later for Windows
  • Firebird
  • Google Analytics
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Drive
  • Hortonworks Hadoop Hive
  • HP Vertica
  • IBM BigInsights*
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM PDA Netezza
  • Impala
  • JSON files
  • Kognitio*
  • Kyvos
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  • MariaDB
  • Marketo
  • MarkLogic
  • SingleStore (MemSQL)
  • Microsoft Access 2007 or later*
  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake Gen 2
  • Microsoft Azure SQL DB
  • Microsoft Azure Synapse
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft SharePoint Lists
  • Microsoft Spark on HDInsight
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • MonetDB*
  • MongoDB BI
  • MySQL
  • OData
  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle Eloqua
  • Oracle Essbase
  • PDF
  • Pivotal Greenplum
  • PostgreSQL
  • Presto
  • Progress OpenEdge
  • Qubole
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Salesforce.com, including Force.com and Database.com
  • SAP HANA
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
  • SAP Sybase ASE*
  • SAP Sybase IQ*
  • ServiceNow
  • Snowflake
  • Spark SQL
  • Spatial Files (Esri Shapefiles, KML, GeoJSON, and MapInfo file types)
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • Statistical Files; SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata, *.rda)
  • Tableau Extracts
  • Teradata
  • Teradata OLAP Connector
  • TIBCO® Data Virtualization*
  • Text files, including comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Additional databases and applications that are ODBC 3.0 compliant
  • Additional databases and applications that are JDBC 4.0 compliant
  • Tons of web data with the Web Data Connector
  • Seamlessly connect Tableau to additional data sources with Connectors on the Tableau Exchange

* Available for Tableau Server on Windows only

Tableau Cloud

Web Browsers

  • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android
  • Microsoft Edge on Windows
  • Mozilla Firefox & Firefox ESR on Windows and Mac
  • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS
 

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 Cloud, view the whitepaper.

Storage

100 Gigabytes

Internationalization

  • Tableau Cloud is Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.
  • The user interface and supporting documentation are in English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Thai.

Tableau Mobile

Operating Systems

We recommend running the latest iOS and Android OS versions. These are the minimum OS requirements we support.

  • iOS 13 or later
  • Android 8 or later

Tableau Environment

An account on either Tableau Server 10.5 or later or on Tableau Cloud.

Internationalization

  • Tableau Mobile is Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.
  • The user interface and supporting documentation are in English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Thai.
 

Tableau Reader

Data Sources

Tableau Desktop Packaged Workbook

File Interaction

View, filter, sort, export, print and paging

Operating Systems

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 (x64)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

Mac

  • macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11.4+, and macOS Monterey 12.6+ (for Tableau 2022.3+)
  • Intel processors
  • M1 processors under Rosetta 2 emulation mode
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

Internationalization

  • Tableau Reader is Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.
  • The user interface and supporting documentation are in English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Thai.
 

Tableau Public

Operating Systems

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 (x64)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

Mac

  • macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11.4+, and macOS Monterey 12.6+ (for Tableau 2022.3+)
  • Intel processors
  • M1 processors under Rosetta 2 emulation mode
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets

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. CPUs must support SSE4.2 and POPCNT instruction sets so any Processor Compatibility mode must be disabled. 

Data Sources

Connect to these data sources with Tableau Desktop Public Edition.

  • Google Sheets
  • JSON files
  • 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)
  • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
  • Tons of web data with the Web Data Connector

Web Browsers

  • Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Android
  • Microsoft Edge on Windows
  • Mozilla Firefox & Firefox ESR on Windows and Mac
  • Apple Safari on Mac and iOS

Internationalization

  • Tableau Public is Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language.
  • The user interface and supporting documentation are in English (US), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Thai.