1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2012 9:36 AM by Jonathan Drummey

    Do I need own server to use Tableau server?

    Jason Back



      I am considering to use Tableau Server for my organization for about 100 users.  Do I need to have my own server or cloud computing to host data? or Is it all to just use my laptop and use Tableau desktop and publish.  Thanks.



        • 1. Re: Do I need own server to use Tableau server?
          Jonathan Drummey

          Hi Jason,


          Tableau Server runs as its own set of processes, it can run on your own server or in a cloud. Users then access the server via web browser, iPad, Android device, or Tableau Desktop to browse visualizations created by Tableau Desktop.


          Tableau Desktop creates visualizations and publishes visualizations to Tableau Server. Tableau Desktop can also export packaged workbooks which can be opened by the (free) Tableau Reader application that runs on Windows, similar to how Adobe Reader opens PDFs. The user experience of using Tableau Reader has the same sort of interactivity as what is delivered by Tableau Server, only in a native app and lacking the sharing features offered by Tableau Server.