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Tableau Server on AWS

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This Quick Start helps you deploy a fully functional Tableau Server environment on the AWS Cloud, following best practices from AWS and Tableau Software.

The Quick Start uses AWS CloudFormation templates to automatically deploy a standalone or cluster (distributed) architecture for Tableau Server into your AWS account. The standalone architecture is deployed into your default VPC. The cluster architecture is deployed into a new or existing VPC.

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This Quick Start was developed by Tableau Software in collaboration with AWS. Tableau Software is an APN Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • The Tableau Server standalone (single-node) deployment installs Tableau Server on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) m4.4xlarge instance running Windows Server, CentOS, or Ubuntu Server with a 100 gibibyte (GiB) EBS volume in the default VPC of the AWS Region specified in the AWS CloudFormation template. The architecture is deployed into the default VPC of the AWS Region where you launch the Quick Start.

    Quick Start architecture for Tableau Server on the AWS Cloud (standalone)

    Quick Start standalone architecture for Tableau Server on AWS

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    You might also want to check out the Quick Start for data warehouse modernization, which is based on Amazon Redshift and includes the analytics and data visualization capabilities of Tableau Server.

    The Tableau Server cluster (multi-node) deployment installs Tableau Server on Microsoft Windows Server, CentOS, or Ubuntu Server on at least three Amazon EC2 m4.4xlarge instances. Each instance is configured with a 100-GiB EBS volume. In addition, if you use the end-to-end (new VPC) deployment option, this stack also creates a bastion host on an Amazon EC2 t2.micro instance. Optionally, you can use an SSL certificate with this stack for enhanced security.

    Quick Start architecture for Tableau Server on the AWS Cloud (cluster)

    Quick Start cluster architecture for Tableau Server on AWS

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  •  How to deploy
  • To build your Tableau Server environment on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com, and review the technical requirements discussed in the deployment guide. The cluster deployment requires a user-based or core-based server license, which you can obtain by contacting sales@tableau.com.
    2. Launch the Quick Start. Each deployment takes one hour or less. You can choose from these options:
    3. Log in to Tableau Server and test the deployment.
  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    This Quick Start requires a license for Tableau Server:

    • For a standalone deployment, you can use a 14-day trial version of Tableau Server.
    • For a cluster-based deployment, you need a user-based server license (which covers all authorized users of Tableau Server) or a core-based server license (with a minimum of 16 cores). To obtain a product key, contact sales@tableau.com.