2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 9:36 AM by Matt Lutton

    Tableau Server System Requirements

    Uday Hegde


      Hi,

      Are there are any articles/links that provides justification for Tableau Server minimum system requirements. We are wondering for a medium size implementation, why does server need 32 GB RAM? Any input is highly appreciated.

       

       

      Thanks

      Paul Petto

        • 1. Re: Tableau Server System Requirements
          Toby Erkson

          Okay, you've got me almost speechless...  I don't mean to come off as rude but I'm guessing you're being asked this by some one in IT who thinks all software is the same (big pet peeve o' mine):

           

          RAM is cheap and it's a server!  Reporting applications need physical memory, the more the better, as the data is held in physical memory so processing can happen more quickly -- it's all about processing speed.  Also, why question the minimum requirements of an application (which are typically barely enough to get by)?  Minimum reqs aren't questioned for an OS are they? -- okay, that's rhetorical, I use that at IT managers when they question why "so much RAM?" is necessary for any reporting apps.  The app. isn't Excel, it's a specialized reporting/visualization app.

          • 2. Re: Tableau Server System Requirements
            Matt Lutton

            Oh yes, you'll definitely want the minimum--or more.  As Toby said, RAM is incredibly cheap and we're talking about one machine that will impact any other machine connecting to it.  Why NOT install as much RAM as possible?

             

            Sorry, no article--trust the experience of the Tableau folks and the users on this forum.  They won't lead you astray, at least not on purpose.