Sharing data with users of Tableau Server, Tableau Online, and Tableau Public

Tableau Server, Tableau Online, and Tableau Public are all variations on the same concept: hosting visualizations and dashboards on a server and allowing users to access them via a web browser.

The following table provides some of the similarities and differences between the products, but as details may change, please consult with a Tableau representative prior to making any purchasing decisions:


Tableau Server

Tableau Online

Tableau Public


A server application installed on one or more server machines that host views and dashboards created with Tableau Desktop.

A cloud-based service maintained by Tableau Software that hosts views and dashboards ...

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