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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Intelligence Analyst at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
No issues encountered. 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 ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/tableau/by_topic/scalability_issues ) 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 »
Andreas demetriou pompatzis avatar 1432534426?1432534424
Web Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
No issues with scalability. view full review »
1a13f551 15ab 4f94 af36 d1e3bdfc9ba3 avatar?1457144111
Planning Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've had no issues with scalability. view full review »
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Senior Manager of IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are very early in our project but do not see any major limits yet. 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 »
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 »
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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
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 ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/amazon-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 »
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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 »
0d8c64da e361 49e8 81f0 97a73b73a969 avatar
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 »
Ff2564f8 93a5 4ccf 8101 d962424a003e avatar?1455278064
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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Assistant Manager Infrastructure at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
No issues encountered. view full review »

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