So excited that Tableau has joined the Amazon Web Services Marketplace with an option to quickly deploy Tableau Server in the cloud.
What this means to our Tableau customers in comparison to the traditional manual installations are:
- AWS pre-config deployment for Tableau Server can save a lot time & money on the configuration and service provision fronts. (e.g. just imagine how much time can be saved when it comes to the configuration the tableau server public IP configurations...)
- AWS pre-config installation for Tableau Server can set up the Demo/Production environment faster if the underlying data sources are already made available in the AWS Cloud Environment (such as SSAS cubes hosted on the same/separated AWS instances)
- Lastly, the security configurations (e.g. ports/roles) will be easily taken care by the AWS pre-config set-up, rather than the traditional approach to go through the Tableau Server Admin console to manually configure those individual setting, then re-booting the server repeatedly in order to make sure that all the setting has been made effectively.