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Install Tableau Server on Microsoft Azure

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 of the common enterprise applications (for example, Active Directory) that many organizations rely on.

Tableau Server can take advantage of many native Azure features:

In addition, you can store the data you use with Tableau Server using any of the following Microsoft features. Tableau provides native data connectors that enable you to connect to data in the following Microsoft data sources:

  • Microsoft Access: Relational database management system that is included in Microsoft Office.

  • Microsoft Excel: Spreadsheet included in Microsoft Office.

  • Microsoft PowerPivot: Microsoft Excel add-in that enables you to import data from multiple sources into single workbook, create PivotTables and PivotCharts, and analyze the data.

  • Microsoft SQL Server: Relational database management system that uses structured query language (SQL).