Tableau Scalability Issues

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Data Analysis Team Leader at Viber
Tableau is not scalable on the desktop version. On the server version, you can scale it by adding more machines and configuring Tableau to use all of them. view full review »
Gareth crawshaw li?1414337963
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
No, but important to note it was PoC. view full review »
Larry keller li?1414328940
CEO at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not encountered any scalability issues. view full review »
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Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability lacks some features. For example: governance, better clustering, dual authentication, detailed options of security, events manager, etc. That is why I only see Tableau as a data discovery and dashboarding tool (for senior management). view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sr Programmer Analyst at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are limited with the Tableau extract functionality, which is causing an overburden on resources. view full review »
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(2IC) Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is no longer an issue in Tableau 10.3. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Manager, Finance Operations at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't think it is scalable because of the stability issue. I think it's good for desktop; it's quick and dirty, making things you need, and you can actually build some really nice dashboards. It's scalable when you publish it to the server. Also, you can have as many users as you want accessing it. I have some impressions on how much data you can actually use at a time when you're building your reports. view full review »
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Planning Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've had no issues with scalability. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Based on the analysis currently being done, the public version is sufficiently meeting our needs. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
DHS HQ at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Yes, see other answers. Scalability per user defined elements are okay but not so much for enterprise wide reuse. Per license cost can have some work done to it to make it more affordable on the recurring maintenance end of things. I would like to see more subscription based models. view full review »
37f291b6 5451 4e46 a39e b6da87d069af avatar?1435202237
Senior Manager - Analytics at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Yes, but I was able to quickly deal with the issue. view full review »
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Enterprise Risk Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
No. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Specialist
There is no issue with the scalability. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Software Development Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
No, we have not experienced any scalability issues as yet with Tableau Online. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
if you don't have specific/professional skills in database architecture, you may face trouble regarding this. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
ProductEngineer with 51-200 employees
Not yet. view full review »
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IT Instructor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The free mapping component needs some enhancement for a better quality of geographic information, but it does connect with a ESRI mapping server for optimal data visualization of geographic information at an additional cost, view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
‎R&D Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Not yet. view full review »
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BI & New Project Profesional at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
No. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No scalability issues. view full review »
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Pre-Sales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Tableau, as noted above, does not provide much in terms of data preparation. Handling of large volumes of data sometimes does not work well with this all-in-one purpose tool making it less ideal for business users. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Advisor at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Not a lot here. Pretty scalable. view full review »
Ron chipman li?1414339219
BI Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Yes. In earlier versions, it was tough to scale without a lot of expense. With the addition of Web Editing, you can control your costs better and keep your usage to the things they do the most frequently. Still experiencing challenges in the VM world, but sounds like they are exploring options to address this. view full review »
David o toole pmp li?1414339401
Director, Analytics at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
No. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Principal at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It all depends. You have to make sure that you've designed the data part well. It is doing better at handling scalability. In other words, you can throw more users at it and it shouldn't impact the system performance. view full review »
Richard l williams li?1414338773
Senior Engineer, Big-Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. view full review »
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Tableau Specialist, BI and ETL Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We have not experienced any issues with scalability. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Project Manager
So far, so good. view full review »
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Architect-Technology at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
With data exploding exponentially, handling huge data that runs into billions of records is still a concern at an enterprise level. Organizations will also have to understand the right use cases, but then affordability would come into picture, where organizations do not want to invest on different tools. They try to make best use of the available tools. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Data Warehouse Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
A strong guide to help determine the scaling up options does not exist; it is still new to third-party support consultants which performance options are the best. I do like the fact that AWS has a one-click solution, but it needs more of a config wizard to better outline what storage/memory impacts choices will produce. view full review »
Milena manfredini li?1422291849
Delivery Planning & Implementation at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not really encounter any deployment, stability or scalability issues. There is a whole support team inside the company to solve these type of issues. view full review »
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Director, Strategic Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Yes. licensing costs are an issue view full review »
Reviewer91872 li?1414330324
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Once others in the company start seeing what it can do they immediately ask what needs to happen so they can get a license. We started down the path of looking at core enterprise licensing but were told the company is moving away from that model and sticking with a per user/license structure. Depending on how many in the company want to start using the software plus needing the additional interactor license to access the server the purchases can add up quickly. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
EMEA Business Operations Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Obviously, it is not very scalable with large data sets. Hence, it becomes slow and clunky when large data sets are introduced. view full review »
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Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It does not perform well when you cross into TBs+ of data and thousands of users. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Performance degraded while scaling up the database. view full review »
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BI Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability in Tableau depends on many factors such as server configuration, networking, and workbook design. In my experience, the single biggest factor that affects scalability is the dashboard design. Excessive use of quick filters, multiple data sources blended together, long conditional expressions impact scalability. Reading "Designing efficient workbooks" whitepaper is extremely helpful. If your dashboards follow the best practices, it is possible to accomplish near-linear scalability by scaling your Tableau Server horizontally or vertically for large number of concurrent users. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Lead Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau 8.3 did not scale properly. I had four cores, but Tableu 8.3 was single-threaded. Tableau froze once in a fortnight, and without saving either *.tde or *.twb, they lost their sync. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have had no problems scaling it for our needs. view full review »
Ac9a4ea7 9411 461f a107 90e15b079b54 avatar?1439916950
Technology Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The above issues brings into question how scalable it really is. view full review »
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Business Analytics Specialist at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Older versions had trouble with performance when looking at larger datasets but it does not seem to be as much an issue now. view full review »
Diego hidalgo li?1423661010
QA Manager at Tandicorp
We've had no issues with scalability. view full review »
Christina durta li?1414329817
Managing Member at Christina M. Durta, CPA, LLC
I've had no issues with scalability. view full review »
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Consultant Director at DataBound Solutions
Tableau can scale to massive datasets without problems (I used a few, approximately one billion-row tables), provided a DBA is part of the team to fine-tune tables and views. The proprietary columnar database engine is very fast and robust. view full review »

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