Four days to create a publicly available data dashboard

Let’s take a look at the architecture

  • We needed this project to be secure by design, so we used an AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) to protect against attacks.
  • Tableau recommend using an elastic load balancer in front of your server nodes, which is simple to set up in AWS.
  • We also set up some simple monitoring to avoid redirecting to nodes that are down.
  • We have three EC2 instances: the Tableau Primary Server and two additional nodes.
  • We used Amazon S3 to source the existing data for our dashboards and Amazon Athena to create a database that Tableau can use.
  • We also used Amazon S3 to store Tableau backups and to log file snapshots, both of which can be large.

Things we learnt along the way

What level of demand are you expecting?

Tableau Server Licensing

Configuration requires a restart

Your data source

Final thoughts

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