I don't think you're far of at all
Here is my condensed version
- Desktop: content creation
- Server/Online - secure sharing/consumption (local/hosted)
- Public - restricted usage (data sources, size), non-secure sharing/consumption
That's an obvious over-simplification (you can edit in server with permission for example), but i hope it provides the validation you're looking for.
Hi katherine tk
Yes, You are correct.
Tableau Desktop is the full developer software. There are two versions (personal and professional). The major difference between these two are the amount of data sources you can connect to. In Tableau desktop professional you can connect to all the data sources listed to the left. In Tableau Desktop Personal you can only connect to the "In a file" data sources. Using this software you can save locally or publish to a tableau server (public or private).
Tableau Public is a free download from Tableau's website. By "public" it means that anyone can find your visualization; there is no ability to save workbooks locally to your computer. Although they can view your visualization there an option to prevent anyone from downloading the workbook and having the raw data. Tableau Public has all of the functionality of Tableau Desktop when creating visualizations and is a great option if your data can be shared. Tableau public can be used for development and sharing.
Tableau Reader is a free application that can be downloaded from Tableau's website. This application is used to view and interact with workbooks that have been saved as .twbx (packaged workbook). A packaged workbook saves the workbook and a snapshot (static view) of the data and puts it into one file. One thing to mention about using Tableau Reader is that there is essentially no security; anyone who receives the workbook can use Tableau Reader to open it.
Tableau Server is an application used to share and interact with visualizations securely across an organization. To share workbooks in Tableau Server you must first use Tableau Desktop to published them. Once your visualization has been published to your Tableau Server licensed users can access them online through a web browser. Tableau Server has built in security and permissions that are at a "project" level (projects are like secured folders). To implement Tableau Server business-wide every user that is going to view a visualization needs a license. Tableau Server can also be used to assist in sharing data sources.
Tableau Online has the same functionality of Tableau Server but is hosted by Tableau in their cloud. One thing to note is that there are a few limitations when it comes to server data connections. Tableau Online is used for small data set not very large like Tableau Server.
Tableau Desktop: This is the tool where we develop all the reports and dashboards. We can publish reports from desktop to server.
One desktop key will work in 2 machines.
1. Web based one, we can see reports in browser and we can also connect server in mobile.
2. here we can schedule refresh extracts and email subscriptions.
3. We can connect more data sources in server. new version added new data source connection also.
4.We cab setup data driven alerts in tableau server
5.we can install Server in our environment
6. One license key will work in three machines, like dev,prod,test
Very limited data source connection, mainly focus cloud based datasources . Tableau online hosted in tableau software.
Open source and any one can download and view your data.
It can read the view, here we can view and do interactions.
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