9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2017 10:51 AM by Obed Tsimi

    Where's the Data Stored?

    Sara Lemme

      I'm working with Information Security at our institution, and have run into some questions about exactly where data is stored - on the app server or in a secure database - when visualizations are published to Tableau Server.  Here's my current understanding of what happens - is this correct?

       

      1. When a Tableau Workbook has a live connection to a data source, and the visualization is published to Tableau Server, no data is stored on the server.  A live connection is maintained with the (in our case Oracle) database.  Is this accurate?

       

      2. When a Tableau Workbook has a data extract, and the visualization is published to Tableau Server, the data extract is stored on the server.  Is this correct?

       

      Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!