• Paul Fingleton

Tableau launches first European Data Centre in Dublin

Tableau Software today launched a new data centre here in Ireland, it's first European-based data centre and underscores its expanding cloud analytics capabilities, as well as its continued commitment to data users in Europe and around the world.

The news comes hot on the heels of Tableau moving to new offices on the Shelbourne Road in Dublin, where it plans to significantly expand its Irish workforce.

With expansion of many cloud services, customers are becoming more aware of where their data is physically stored and this new data centre will be available to both existing and new Tableau Online customers, wherever they are located. Existing customers can choose to migrate to their data to the Dublin-based data centre, while new customers can select their preferred location – either North America or Europe - when setting up their Tableau Online site.

“With the opening of our European data centre, we are responding to a desire from customers to choose where they host their data.” said James Eiloart, Vice President of Tableau’s European Operations. “We take our mission to help people see and understand their data very seriously – and it’s a global mission. We will continue to invest more into both our capabilities and infrastructure to put analytics into the hands of anyone with data questions.”

Tableau, a leader in the business analytics software market, has more than 35,000 customers in more than 150 countries. More than 3,000 active customer accounts are using Tableau’s advanced cloud capabilities with Tableau Online. Fifty percent of these accounts are located outside the U.S. The launch of a European-based data centre is in response to its continued international growth and customer demand.

“Ensuring flexibility has always been central to Tableau’s mission,” said Eiloart. “From data solutions and deployment options, to data discovery paths, we are now enabling customers to choose where they want their cloud analytics data stored. We’ve always been committed to empowering people in their data analytics journey and this is an important milestone in that journey.”

Dublin is not the only beneficiary of this expansion as the new Data Centre will also provide a disaster recovery location in Munich, Germany to ensure the highest levels of security and quality.

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