I don't really understand the question. Do you intend to visualize every bit of that 100GB? Or is that just the size of the database overall? Can you please help to clarify exactly what you're asking?
A few things to learn here ....
- Tableau Online space is only used if you create extracts (well, it's used for workbooks as well but they are very small in comparison). So you can create a live connection (which keeps the data in your database) and use Tableau Online and not hit this barrier. Tableau Online is hosted and managed by Tableau
- Tableau Server (you host and manage on your own hardware) doesn't have any space limits that I'm aware of, so you could create extracts as long as you have the disk space
- Extracts are usually smaller than the original data, but are an optional design component. You can connect live to your data, you might have some issues with response time of your database is slow or if there's a lot of concurrent sessions.
- Tableau Public is an option BUT remember that you're now allowing your dashboard (and possibly data) to be viewable by anyone in the world.
Tableau Online is great, you don't have to worry about extra hosting/management costs. Tableau Server allows you to "keep" everything within your organisation but you have to stand up the hardware and keep the software up to date.
Not sure I understand what you are saying. If you have your very own Tableau Server, Core Licensed or User based license?
Customers frequently use this arrangement all the time.
By the way, there is no 100GB limit of data with Tableau Server. Not sure where that limit came from. Please advise. We have customers that have 6TB of data in Hadoop clusters that they take extracts from and Tableau Server easily handles the data from big data sets.
Have you spoken to your Tableau technical sales consultant on some of this? It's their role to help you. This is what I do with my customers.
The server you are talking about - is that a Tableau Server or just a database server/web server in general?
I'm talking about Tableau Server in my last posting.
I was asking Matthew Hodgman though :-)
Cheers! I was a bit confused as I was pretty clear TS! Sometimes it's hard to figure out on these threads who is asking whom!
Cheers. Thanks for all the comments we seem to be following at the same time. If you go to Tableau Conference, come see me in Tableau Doctor area.
In response to Ken: Yes I'd be at least connecting to a db with more than 100GB of data on it, whether I'd want to visualize it all at once, I am not sure as of now.
in response to Heyward and Morten: the server I am talking about is my own personal db/web server. I have not signed up for Tableau Server yet because I am not sure if it will suite my needs and be worth the $70 a month. That is good to know that there is not a limit on the tableau server size! I can't remember exactly where I read that number....
Thanks for all the help!