Tableau Server Architecture; all in Cloud
In some situations, the Tableau dashboard development cannot be done locally. In this case, the following Tableau Server Architecture (and Tableau development workflow) might be useful. Use cases? You're working with highly sensitive datasets. For example, you're working with customer datasets (most likely B2C) which can never be running on a local computer. In this case, you need to develop Dashboards in the cloud.
This simplified schema shows how we can develop Dashboards in the cloud independently of whether we use a live connection (e.g. .tds) or an extract connection (e.g. .tdsx).