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Install Tableau Server on Amazon Web Services

Tableau Server on Windows now includes Tableau Services Manager (TSM), which replaces the Configuration Utility and the command line tool. If you need help for an earlier version of Tableau Server, see the Tableau Help page.

When you install Tableau Server on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtual machine (VM), you still have the advanced capabilities of Tableau Server in a local environment. Running Tableau Server on an AWS 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 AWS services:

  • Amazon CloudWatch: Monitors the components of your AWS-based soluton.

  • Amazon Route53: DNS web service for connecting user requests to your AWS infrastructure.

  • AWS Certificate Manager: Helps you deploy SSL and TLS certificates for use with AWS.

  • AWS CloudFormation: Helps you to create and manage related AWS resources in a controlled manner using pre-defined templates.

  • Elastic Load Balancing: You can use Elastic Load Balancing to spread Tableau requests across multiple Tableau gateways.

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

  • Amazon Athena: Interactive query service that you can use to analyze data in Amazon S3 using SQL.

  • Amazon Aurora: High-performance MySQL- or PostgreSQL-compatible database.

  • Amazon EMR Hadoop Hive: Managed Hadoop framework for processing large amounts of data.

  • Amazon Redshift: Data warehousing solution for storing and mining large amounts of data.

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS): Relational database solution supports Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3): Cloud-based storage solution.