Tableau Server architecture: TWBX-centric

Let's take a look at the following diagram, which depicts the TWBX-centric architecture: 

The preceding diagram shows .twbx files that have been published to Tableau Server. Assuming that the .twbx files contain extracts for each required data source, no call is necessary to external data to display a visualization.

The TWBX-centric approach to the Tableau Server architecture has a strong advantage and various disadvantages:

  • The following are the TWBX-centric advantages:
  • Typically performantThe TWBX-centric approach has at least one advantage: performance. Since a .twbx file can include data extracts, ...

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