Tableau Server and Google Cloud Platform: Rapid Fire Business Intelligence in the Cloud

Ross Perez, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Tableau Software

Tableau and Google Cloud Platform can help any organization to collect, store, analyze and share data. Tableau Desktop can easily connect to data that you are storing in Google Big Query, Cloud SQL, or even Google Analytics and Google Sheets. This whitepaper describes how you can install Tableau Server on Google Compute Engine to take advantage of this data, and share visualizations and curated datasets with anyone in your organization. We will focus largely on the technical details of the implementation.

This walkthrough describes basic installation steps to run Tableau Server on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We assume readers have some familiarity with both Tableau Server and GCP, but we provide links throughout this walkthrough for additional information.

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Ross Perez

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Tableau Software

Ross Perez is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Tableau Software. His job is to market and promote Tableau's cloud technology partners. A large part of his role involves using Tableau’s business intelligence software to help identify new ways that Tableau's customers can take advantage of the technologies that Tableau integrates with. He has been able to speak about topics related to big data, cloud analytics, visualization and visual best practices at SXSW, Techweek, O’Reilly Strata, Google Gauge and the Tableau Customer Conference. Ross is also the Chairman of the Iron Viz Championship, a visualization competition held at the Tableau Conference every year.