Prioritizing data and analytics couldn’t come at a better time. Your company, no matter what size, is already collecting data and most likely analyzing just a portion of it to solve business problems, gain competitive advantages, and drive enterprise transformation. With the explosive growth of enterprise data, database technologies, and the high demand for analytical skills, today’s most effective IT organizations have shifted their focus to enabling self-service by deploying and operating Tableau Server at scale, as well as organizing, orchestrating, and unifying disparate sources of data for business users and experts alike to author and consume content.
Tableau Server leverages your existing technology investments and integrates into your IT infrastructure to provide a self-service, modern analytics platform for your users. During the discovery stage, IT completed the Tableau Blueprint Planner’s Tableau Enterprise Architecture Survey and collected the Tableau Data and Analytics Survey from departments and teams within your organization. The Enterprise Architecture Survey helps you identify your enterprise standards and processes for technology and platforms that you will integrate with Tableau. Depending on your organizational roles and responsibilities, Tableau Server should be installed by a systems administrator and the designated Tableau Server Administrator in coordination with the corresponding IT roles. The Data & Analytics Survey, completed by business teams, identifies and prioritizes data use cases, audience size, and users. You will use the information collected in both surveys to plan your deployment strategy, including sizing, installation, and configuration of your Tableau Server. In addition to installing Tableau Server, administrators will also need to plan for installation of Tableau Prep Builder, Tableau Desktop, and Tableau Mobile, where applicable.
This document covers system integration and deployment best practices. It will help you plan your deployment strategy. Prior to installation, review Planning ( | ) and Baseline Configurations ( | ). For full documentation, visit Get Started with Tableau Server ( | ).