Tableau Opens First European Data Centre In Ireland

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Dublin data centre “underscores” Tableau’s European commitment to cloud analytics, says firm

Analytics software provider Tableau has opened its first European data centre in Dublin, Ireland.

Tableau’s European vice president James Eiloart said that the move comes after pressure from Tableau customers wanting a say in where their data is hosted.

The new Dublin data centre is a collocated facility, using an existing, state of the art build, Tableau told TechWeekEurope.

Desire

“With the opening of our European data centre, we are responding to a desire from customers to choose where they host their data,” said Eiloart.

“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 said that existing customers can move 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.

tableauUnfortunately Tableau was rather tight-lipped about further details regarding the actual data center itself, but did say the opening “underscores” its expanding capabilities in cloud analytics, as well as its commitment to Europe. The data centre is ISO27001 certified and provides a disaster recovery location in Munich, Germany.

“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.”

The European data centre, Tableau’s first outside of the US, should help the firm pick up more public sector business in industries where keeping sensitive personal data within Europe is critical.

It was September last year when Tableau opened its first Dublin office, looking to grow the Irish team to more than 120 employees over the next three years. Seattle-based Tableau started Irish operations in 2013. 2015 also saw Tableau open offices in Paris, adding to its London and Frankfurt offices.

Tableau said it saw high international growth throughout 2014 and 2015, announcing international revenue growth of 83 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2015. Its customers in Europe include Bank of Ireland, Irish Life, AWAS Aviation, Barclays, Visa Europe and French banking firm BNP Paribas.

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