Tableau and Google Cloud Platform can help any organization to collect, store, analyze and share data. Tableau Desktop can easily connect to data that you are storing in Google Big Query, Cloud SQL, or even Google Analytics and Google Sheets. This whitepaper describes how you can install Tableau Server on Google Compute Engine to take advantage of this data, and share visualizations and curated datasets with anyone in your organization. We will focus largely on the technical details of the implementation.
This walkthrough describes basic installation steps to run Tableau Server on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We assume readers have some familiarity with both Tableau Server and GCP, but we provide links throughout this walkthrough for additional information.