Install Tableau Server on Microsoft Azure
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Deployments on public clouds continue to be supported but the content for third-party public cloud deployments is no longer updated.
For the latest Tableau Server deployment content, see the Enterprise Deployment Guide(Link opens in a new window) and the Deploy(Link opens in a new window) section of Tableau Server help.
For those customers who have access, we recommend Tableau Cloud. For more details, see:
- Tableau Cloud Manual Migration Guide
- Tableau Cloud Trial for Admin(Link opens in a new window)
- Tableau Cloud: Get Started for Admin(Link opens in a new window)
When you install Tableau Server on a Microsoft Azure virtual machine (VM), you still have the advanced capabilities of Tableau Server in a local environment. Running Tableau Server on a Microsoft Azure VM is an excellent choice if you want the flexibility of scaling up and scaling out without having to purchase and maintain an expensive fleet of servers. For instance, you can configure Tableau Server to be highly available, and integrate with all the common enterprise applications (for example, Active Directory) that many organisations rely on.
Tableau Server can take advantage of many native Azure features:
Azure SQL Database(Link opens in a new window): Relational database-as-a-service that uses the Microsoft SQL Server Engine.
Azure Synapse Analytics(Link opens in a new window): (formerly Azure SQL Data Warehouse) Massively parallel processing (MPP) cloud-based distributed database system.
Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight(Link opens in a new window): Open-source parallel processing framework for big-data analytic applications.
Azure Active Directory(Link opens in a new window): Cloud-based directory and identity management service.
In addition, you can store the data you use with Tableau Server using any of the following Microsoft features. Tableau provides native data connectors(Link opens in a new window) that enable you to connect to data in the following Microsoft data sources:
Azure Synapse Analytics(Link opens in a new window): Cloud data warehouse for enterprises.
Microsoft Access(Link opens in a new window): Relational database management system that is included in Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Analysis Services(Link opens in a new window): Online analytical and transactional processing (OLAP) and data mining tool in Microsoft SQL Server.
Microsoft Excel(Link opens in a new window): Spreadsheet included in Microsoft Office.
Microsoft PowerPivot(Link opens in a new window): Microsoft Excel add-in that enables you to import data from multiple sources into single workbook, create PivotTables and PivotCharts and analyse the data.
Microsoft SQL Server(Link opens in a new window): Relational database management system that uses structured query language (SQL).