3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2018 12:05 AM by Sankarmagesh Rajan

    What are differences between Tableau's Desktop/Server/Public/Online versions? Does Tableau server/online versions need Tableau Desktop?

    katherine tk

      Scene Desktop:- All your advancement is done here. From making reports, outlines, organizing them, assembling them as a dashboard all the work is done on Tableau Desktop.

       

       

      Tableau Server:- The dashboards you make are imparted to different clients utilizing Tableau Server. When you upload(publish) a Dashboard to Tableau Server from Tableau Desktop, different clients can get to those Dashboards by signing on Tableau Server.

       

       

      Tableau Public:- It's a free item from Tableau. Perception Enthusiast can play with information utilizing Tableau Public. It has its constraint. You can just utilize constrained data(no. of columns), can just associate exceed expectations or content record (no database availability) and anything you spare in Tableau Public will be saved money on Tableau Public Sever which anybody can download (no secrecy).

       

       

      Tableau Online:- I haven't utilize Tableau on the web however it's an option in contrast to Tableau Server in which the servers are on Cloud. Servers are not kept up by clients but rather by Tableau folks. Needs membership expenses.

      Please correct me if I'm Wrong.

       

      Thanking You In Advance.

      Katherine

        • 1. Re: What are differences between Tableau's Desktop/Server/Public/Online versions? Does Tableau server/online versions need Tableau Desktop?
          Mark Fraser

          Hi Katherine

           

          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.

           

          Cheers

          Mark

          • 2. Re: What are differences between Tableau's Desktop/Server/Public/Online versions? Does Tableau server/online versions need Tableau Desktop?
            suman kumar

            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.

            Sharing Tools

            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.

             

             

            Best

            Suman

            • 3. Re: What are differences between Tableau's Desktop/Server/Public/Online versions? Does Tableau server/online versions need Tableau Desktop?
              Sankarmagesh Rajan

              Hi Kartherine,

               

              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.

               

              Tableau server:

              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

               

              Tableau  online:

              Very limited data source connection, mainly focus cloud based datasources . Tableau online hosted in tableau software.

               

              Tableau Public:

              Open source and any one can download and view your data.

               

              Tableau Reader:

              It can read the view, here we can view and do interactions.

               

              Thanks

              Sankarmagesh Rajan

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