SCALING TABLEAU (4/10) – USE SITES

Tableau server has a multi-tenancy feature called “sites” which can be leveraged by enterprise customers for better scalability, better security and advanced self-service. This blog covers following areas about Tableau sites: Basic concepts Common use cases Governance processes and settings When should not create a new site 1. Basic concepts about Tableau sites Let’s start with some basic concepts. Understanding … Continue reading SCALING TABLEAU (4/10) – USE SITES

SCALING TABLEAU (10/10) – ARCHITECTURE & AUTOMATION

I’d like to complete my scaling Tableau 10 serial blogs with architecture and automation topic. If you follow the tips/approaches in this scaling Tableau 10 serials and governance self-service 10 serials, you should not have any problems to deploy Tableau at enterprise with thousands of Desktop publishers on a few hundred core server cluster that supports ten thousand extracts/day, … Continue reading SCALING TABLEAU (10/10) – ARCHITECTURE & AUTOMATION

SCALING TABLEAU (8/10) – LEVERAGE V10 FEATURES FOR ENTERPRISE

I love Tableau’s path of innovations. Tableau v10 has some most wanted new capabilities to enterprise customers. I have mentioned some of those features in my previous blogs. This blog summarizes V10 enterprise features: Set Extract Priority Based on Extract Duration.   This is a very powerful v10 feature for server admin although it is not mentioned … Continue reading SCALING TABLEAU (8/10) – LEVERAGE V10 FEATURES FOR ENTERPRISE

SCALING TABLEAU (7/10) – UNDERSTAND SERVER PERMISSIONS

When I think about Tableau permissions, I have two words: Robust –  Tableau’s permission features are very comprehensive and robust. Definitely enterprise grade. Confusion – On the other side, Tableau’s permission is kind of confusing  since it has too many different variables to set permissions. To understand permissions, let’s start by looking into structures within Tableau server. … Continue reading SCALING TABLEAU (7/10) – UNDERSTAND SERVER PERMISSIONS

Scaling Tableau (1/10) – version control and revision history

Tableau released one of the most wanted server features – version control and revision history in V9.3. Then this feature is  much more enhanced in V10 with previewing old workbook,  one click restoring, and maximum revisions setting. I love all of those new V10 features: The workbook previewing and restoring features are so convenience for publishers. The … Continue reading Scaling Tableau (1/10) – version control and revision history

Tableau Version Controls and Revision History – must read for admins

Tableau released one of the most wanted server features – version control and revision history in V9.3. Then this feature is  much more enhanced in V10 with previewing old workbook,  one click restoring, and maximum revisions setting. I love all of those new V10 features: The workbook previewing and restoring features are so convenience for publishers. The … Continue reading Tableau Version Controls and Revision History – must read for admins

Governed Self-Service Analytics: Data Governance (8/10)

I was in the panel discussion at Tableau Conference 2015 about self-service analytics to a group of executives. Guess what is the no.1 most frequent asked question – data governance. How to make sure that data not get out of hands? How to make sure that the self-service analytics does not break the existing organization’s … Continue reading Governed Self-Service Analytics: Data Governance (8/10)

Governed Self-Service Analytics: Performance Management (7/10)

Performance management has been everyone’s concerns when it comes to a shared self-service environment since nobody wants to be impacted by others. This is especially true when each business unit decides their own publishing criteria where central IT team does not gate the publishing process. How to protect the shared self-service environment? How to prevent … Continue reading Governed Self-Service Analytics: Performance Management (7/10)